Involve at 10: visions of democracy
Tuesday, 4th February 2014. 17:30 for an 18:00 start at the University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.
"Involve is 10 years old. A lot has changed in our democracy over the past ten years, but much has stayed the same. Many of our institutions (parliament, the media, banks) have experienced crises of public trust, but many of the systems and cultures that caused these crises persist. New technologies have transformed the way many of us communicate with one another, but the ways in which we participate in democracy keep on. Government is releasing ever more data about itself, but policy- and decision-making continues in a black box.
So what do the next ten years hold for our democracy? And what can be done to achieve a vision of a stronger, more inclusive democracy?
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of NESTA and our first Chair of Trustees will introduce the evening. Other speakers are Stella Creasy MP, Ed Mayo, Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, and Simon Burall, Director Involve.
The evening will be highly participatory, of course, and focused on renewing old connections and making new ones. "