CITIZEN PARTICIPATION SERIES

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? IS IT EFFECTIVE?

Thursday 7th April 2011
5-6.30 pm, with drinks and nibbles after
6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building,15A George Square, Edinburgh (UK)
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
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The Citizen Participation Group at PPN invites you to the first of a series of critical conversations about citizen participation and community engagement. Our aim is to bring together practitioners, policy makers, academics and citizens in an open dialogue around the challenges of involving publics in decision-making.
This series has been conceived as to respond to questions that emerged during our first agenda-setting event in January. Some of the recurring questions were “What is the point?” and “Does it make any difference?” In response, this first event of the series is about PURPOSE and EFECTIVENESS.
The conversation will get started by a panel of speakers including:

Alasdair McKinlay (Community Engagement Team, Scottish Government)
Stephanie Plotnikoff (Involving Expertise and Glasgow Homeless Network)
Peter Mathews (School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University)

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free but please sign up by email to Nicola Bryce at ppn@ed.ac.uk.

The venue is accessible. All welcome.

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