With the EU referendum not far away, we’re wondering what’s next for the EU. How can people play a bigger role in EU decision-making and make the EU more democratic?
The conference ‘Democratic Participation in a Citizen’s Europe: What Next for the EU?’ will encourage participants to assess, explore and develop citizen involvement in EU public policy and explore the possibilities through collaboration of practitioners and academics.
As the European Union faces multiple crises, this timely event will explore current challenges and future opportunities for people to shape the policy and direction of EU. The conference will imagine new ways and means to develop a more participative and democratic European Union.
Thursday, 5th May 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
University of Liverpool – Liverpool, England
It will build on learning from diverse approaches to participation including citizens’ initiatives and petitions, deliberative forums, referendums, campaigning and citizen lobbying, stakeholder consultation, protest movements and more.
Thought-provoking presentations from leading thinkers on public participation will feed into participatory workshops to share and strengthen both formal and informal tools and ensure the full, constructive and responsible involvement of EU citizens.
This conference will bring together democracy activists from across the UK and Europe, campaigners, academics and policy makers to ensure a rich environment for collaboration where diverse perspectives and complementary expertise can support the emergence of promising ideas.
Visit the event website for more information, to see a full programme and find out who’s speaking (or use this link): https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law-and-social-justice/conferences/democratic-participation-in-a-citizens-europe-what-next-for-the-eu/
Register here through Eventbrite (it’s free to attend!): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/democratic-participation-in-a-citizens-europe-what-next-for-the-eu-tickets-20917507829