#HolyroodTweetUp Update

While democracy and politics are becoming popular topics in pubs and bars across the country, it is difficult to compete with the phenomenon of 6 Nations Rugby Fever that grips watering holes in Edinburgh throughout February and March!

As a result there has been no room for our humble #HolyroodTweetUp in recent weeks.

Therefore, I propose that the next #HolyroodTweetUp be held on Saturday 28th March.

Could you please contact me with alternative suggestions to this proposal, or let me know if you are happy with the date of the next #HolyroodTweetUp.

In terms of venue there was a request we try a pub in the West End. I propose we book space in Teuchtars, 26 William Street, EH3 7NH. The venue is dog friendly and very near Haymarket Station.

Please contact me with suggestions of alternative venues, or let me know you are happy with the proposal above. I will then go ahead and book some space.

#HolyroodTweetUp for General Election TV Debates

There has also been a desire for #HolyroodTweetUp to mark the (possible) General Election TV Debates.

We are considering hiring Area C on Leith Walk to screen the debates during a #HolyroodTweetUp.

Please provide any other thoughts for venues we could use to combine televised electioneering, chat and beer!

If/When the dates for the debates are announced we will set about booking a venue.

Other Demsoc Events
Open EU – How do you want to talk to EU Policymakers?

  1. Open EU is a project that seeks to find out how open policymaking (opening up the policymaking process to the public) could and should be done in the European Union.We will bring together citizens; activists and policymakers to coproduce a shared action plan for EU institutions. This will be a collaborative statement addressing:
  2. 1. Where the EU should open up its processes and involve citizens in decision making

2, Examples of the best practice in open policymaking globally

3. A statement of expectations from citizens on what they expect from the European Institutions moving forward.

The event aims to encourage a public debate and collaborative action about how the EU can use open policy approaches and citizen engagement to make European policies and decisions better.

Please register here: https://openeu1.eventbrite.co.uk

Room G9-G10
Thomson’s Land
Holyrood Road
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Date: Thursday, 26 February 2015

Time: 18:00 to 21:00 (GMT)

 Please get in touch via Scotland@Demsoc.org if you have any further questions.

Best wishes,

Alistair Stoddart
Community Engagement and Scotland Lead,
The Democratic Society.



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