Nov
4
10:30am10:30am

Glasgow Open Space

Unlock Democracy is holding an Open Space event (this means that you shape the day’s agenda) to bring citizens together to discuss Scotland’s voice in the Brexit process, and the place of a written constitution for strengthening it.

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Dec
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Referendums: a tool for democratic engagement or division? Lessons from the EU referendums in 1975 and 2016

  • House of Commons, Committee Room 10 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Nov
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Greater Manchester - Democracy and the People's Plan

Greater Manchester Unlock Democracy with Assemblies for Democracy, 38 Degrees Manchester, Greater Manchester People’s Plan on:

GREATER MANCHESTER –DEMOCRACY and the PEOPLE’S PLAN

The devolution deal for Greater Manchester as a Combined Authority raises all sorts of issues and questions such as:

  • Relevance to democracy of an elected regional mayor
  • People’s participation and representation in the GMCA
  • Problems of Whitehall imposed systems for regional democracy
  • Reliable independent high quality information for people
  • Preparing under 16s for democratic participation and rights of representation
  • Applying direct democracy in the region

This event invites you to join in conversations on these themes and also find out how you can feed in your ideas to the Greater Manchester People’s Plan so that anyone seeking representative office knows what people want.

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We The People UK launch
Mar
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

We The People UK launch

Throughout 2015 to mark the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta, we went round the UK on our Unlock Magna Carta road trip. Over 900 people from every corner of the UK came together to write the People's Charter 2015.  But it doesn't end with the sealing of a charter - we are launching our supporter-led campaign We The People UK.

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Women in Parliament
Dec
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women in Parliament

  • Committee Room 12, House of Commons (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Unlock Democracy and History & Policy are jointly hosting an event on the role of women MPs in Parliament, taking place on 14th December 2015. It is the first in a series that will bring together practitioners and historians to discuss democratic reform issues.

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AGM Motions Deadline
Oct
12
10:00am10:00am

AGM Motions Deadline

One of the ways you can help decide Unlock Democracy’s agenda is by submitting a policy motion or an amendment to the constitution to be voted on at the AGM. If there’s an issue you’re passionate about or a reform you think we should be pushing for, this is how you can get us to sit up and take notice.

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Pankhurst Picnic: Oxford
Jul
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

Pankhurst Picnic: Oxford

Supporters in Oxford have got together to organise a Pankhurst Picnic in Bayswater Brook Park.. We want this picnic to be a celebration of the ability of people to enjoy being together in a community. We want our neighbourhood to be a place where there is a real sense of community. We want everyone who joins us for this picnic to bring their families and friends and some food and drink to share. 

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