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Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall St, Glasgow

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Day 1: Politics as Though People and Planet Matter: Harnessing democracy for our communities’ future

Can we imagine a world in which communities have control over the decisions that matter to us, and the resources to act on them?

Can we re-invent how we do local democracy and local politics?

And what would this mean for community-led climate action?

The draft programme for the day can be viewed here.

  • time: 10am-4.30pm

  • date: November 3rd

  • venue: Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow G41 1BA

  • cost: cost per day: £5: individuals, £15: organisations

Through talks and workshops we’ll look at where local democracy is in Scotland right now. We'll hear more about exciting new opportunities for climate active communities to get more involved. We'll hear about citizen's juries for windfarms and ancient commons regimes being brought bang up to date. We'll hear about alternative decision making models such as sociocracy. And we'll consider the Scottish Government's current Democracy Matters consultation - to ask ‘can we do democracy differently to unleash community action and systems change?’

Day 2: Decision making and governance: building a healthy relationship to power

A training day with Claire Milne, Transition Network and Eva Schonveld, SCCAN

  • time: 10am-4.30pm

  • date: November 4th

  • venue: Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow G41 1BA

  • cost: cost per day: £5: individuals, £15: organisation

Healthy, fair decision-making requires a willingness to share power - and sharing power requires an awareness of our own relationship with power. In this workshop we’ll look at the cultural elements needed to support us all to come into healthier relationship with power and build a healthy culture around governance and decision making. We will explore how these cultural elements can be used in our local groups and projects and in our collaborations with local government, so as to make the decisions we need to protect the needs of people and the environment.

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