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Digital Democracy 2014 - have your say!

Digital Democracy 2014

Calling all learners - An invitation for learners in excluded groups

An exciting opportunity has arisen for learners to tell politicians what they think about democracy and explore new ways in which Parliament can communicate with them through digital technology. Would you like to be involved?

NIACE is working in partnership with the UK Parliament’s Commission on Digital Democracy who wish to talk to digitally excluded learners and / or learners who are traditionally excluded from the democratic process about digital democracy.

We are holding an invitation only consultation event at NIACE HQ on Thursday September 4th between 10 am and 1 pm which will be chaired by the Speaker’s External Relations Adviser, Justine McGuiness. Lunch will be included and we will pay travel costs. The session will involve discussions and group activities to discuss how Parliament can use digital technology to more effectively engage and communicate with them.

We would like to invite you to the event and are especially interested in your views on the implications of digital exclusion in using technology to engage with Parliament, its potential, benefits and issues. To express an interest please contact Susan Easton, Head of Learning for and with Technology at susan.easton@niace.org.uk.

Further information:

In November 2013 the UK Parliament announced the launch of a Commission on Digital Democracy. The Commission aims to consider how parliamentary democracy in the UK can embrace the opportunities created by the digital world to become more effective at representing UK citizens, legislating, encouraging the population to not only engage with democracy but also to come together and discuss local and important issues in their communities.

Directions to NIACE:

NIACE is situated at 21 De Montfort Street, LE1 7GE, a short walk from Leicester train station. Full map and directions here http://www.niace.org.uk/about-us/maps-directions#leicester.