Democracy Day 2018

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Crescent Arts Centre

2-4 University Rd

Belfast

BT7 1NH

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Democracy Day is a Building Change Trust event and is back for its second year at Imagine 2018. It’s a full dawn to dusk programme exploring the health of democracy, the role of citizens and the latest local and international thinking about what needs to be done to reinvigorate democracy and make it fit for purpose in the 21st century.

Attendees will get a hands-on exploration of innovations like Citizens’ Assemblies and Participatory Budgeting, as well as hearing from inspiring international speakers including Michel Bauwens from the Peer to Peer Foundation and our evening keynote Carmen Perez, co-organiser of the Women’s March on Washington.

Democracy Day will start with breakfast and drama performance at 8.30, with events starting at 9am. From there the day will be a whistlestop tour of democracy innovations at local and international level with plenty of opportunities for participants to get involved and experience some of the methods themselves.


Use this page to register for either a full day ticket (up to 4.30pm) or for the morning session only (up to 1pm plus lunch) - other individual event registration links are included below.


Democracy Day programme:

8.30am Breakfast

9am Putting people at the heart of decision making – how will a Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland work?

Parallel sessions - choose from below

11am Commoning Our Democracy, with Michel Bauwens, Founder of Peer-to-Peer Foundation (NB separate registration required - click here)

11am The End of Facts? Taking on Fake News, with FactCheckNI

12pm Debate, Deliberate, Decide: Community Conversations about Education, with the Integrated Education Fund

1pm Lunch

2pm Participatory Budgeting Works - A practical introduction to Participatory Budgeting (covered by full day ticket but if you wish to register for this session alone, click here)

4.30pm The Good Friday Agreement: Is it Still Fit for Purpose? with the NI Open Government Network, preceded by drinks reception (requires separate registration, please click here)

7.30pm Keynote speaker: Carmen Perez - US civil rights activist and co-organiser of the Women's March on Washington (requires separate registration, please click here)


NB. Whilst this event is provided free to you to attend, it is not free to organise and non-attendance incurs a cost for the organisers. If you have registered but are unable to attend please cancel your ticket at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Building Change Trust, as funders of the event, reserve the right to levy a charge in the event of unnotified non-attendance.

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Crescent Arts Centre

2-4 University Rd

Belfast

BT7 1NH

United Kingdom

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