Referendums: a tool for democratic engagement or division? Lessons from the EU referendums in 1975 and 2016
In the lead up to the referendum Unlock Democracy ran a campaign to help people get behind the soundbites and understand the issues. We ran two workshops to help people decide how to vote, focusing on facilitating deliberative discussion and debate. We did not take a position on the outcome of the referendum.
In our final event Unlock Democracy will explore how, if used correctly, referendums can be powerful tools for democratic engagement.