Submission to the Smith Commission

The deadline for submissions to Lord Smith of Kelvin’s Commission investigating further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament is about to pass. The Democratic Society has submitted a short letter to the Commission requesting that the Cross Party Committee follows a participative and involving process to ensure the views of the Scottish people are properly considered. […]

Open Policymaking Europe this Thursday in Brussels

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 […]

Open Policymaking Unconference BXL 2014

The Democratic Society are holding an unconference about open policymaking in Europe on 16th October in Brussels!   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 […]

Now what, Europe, now what?

As the alcohol hangover from Sunday night fades, we can start to enjoy the political hangover. Here in the UK, there is a lot of finger-pointing at who “let UKIP in”. Across the rest of Europe, the media narrative appears to be the rise of extremes. Personally, I think blaming people for the rise of […]