The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) published a report in June this year called ‘Public Engagement in Policy Making’. This report is the equivalent of a colleague who takes your money, goes to the shop to buy you lunch and only asks you what type of water you want. Sure, you’ve chosen something but you’re […]
Work in Lewes is well under way and so we thought we’d give you a little update on what we’ve been doing in the area. Zero Hero Over the last few weeks we’ve been asking local organisations and activists to get involved in the “Zero Hero Community” competition that begins in September. The […]
Not one but two chances to see us at the Be Exceptional Civil Service conference at Olympia. Today we’ll be there in the morning talking about Open Policymaking. Tomorrow we’ll be there, also in the morning, doing a session on our new Sciencewise report In the Goldfish Bowl. Come and say hello!
As you know, Lewes District Council started a food waste collection service in June to double recycling rates over the next 12 months with the ambition of creating a Zero Waste culture. You will have already received your food recycling bins and hopefully started recycling your waste. We have found a site that we think you […]
20th June Afternoon Session . Keynote speeches According to Harri Koponen, Senior Advisor at Rovio Entertainment Ltd, digital needn’t be the end point of a company’s trajectory. Rather, companies can use their success in digital media to expand and grow into other markets, such as merchandising of their product as Rovio has with ‘Angry Birds’. […]
20 June Morning Session Keynote speeches Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, delivered the first keynote address.The speech focused on equality, making sure Europe is pushing forward as a global leader in technology and assuring the economic future for young Europeans. Kroes asked the audience ‘what kind of jobs do you want for your […]
29th June – Workshop ‘Going smart and accessible in public services’ . Smart Cities – Empowering Businesses and People Prof. Siobhan Clarke, Director Trinity Smart and Sustainable Cities Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, began by describing the huge growth of cities, only 100 years ago there were only a handful of cities of more than […]
29th June – Workshop ‘Going smart and accessible in public services’ Future public services Paul Foley, founding director of Tech4i2 Limited and online moderator, introduced topics from the online discussion: Government, accessibility & online cities. According to Foley, 54% of people still prefer to engage with government offline and face-to-face. As an introduction to […]