As many of you may know, this Thursday, following on from the EuroPCom conference in Brussels, the Democratic Society are holding an unconference about open policymaking in Europe.
This is an event for those both from inside and outside of government who are interested in making policy in an open way, want to look at new ways that this can be done and develop new ideas. The participants will be creating the agenda, will decide the focus, what happens and when. Participants can talk about their own open policy making projects or potential new ones, simply sit and listen, or come together with people working at the forefront of opening up the policy and decision making process.
We’re looking forward to bringing together people who are working in or with government on initiatives to open up the policy and decision making process and discovering what projects people are involved in already, as well as creating a few small interesting projects for the network to take forward.
This is an opportunity to seed a network of “positive deviants” who can get support from each other to spread culture change through the organisation and to connect EU institutions with the people delivering the best examples of work in a highly informal, self-directed way.
The event is from 1345 to 1800 on Thursday 16th October at the Committee of the Regions, 1000 Brussels . It is open to everyone and you can book a free place here. We hope to see you there!