Open Policymaking Unconference BXL 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014 from 13:45 to 18:00 (BST) Brussels, Belgium

Following on from the EuroPCom conference the Democratic Society are holding an unconference about open policymaking in Europe.

Making policy in an open way is very different way of making policy. It is about including the wisdom of those outside government right through the process. The democratic sector and progressive Governments and Institutions are working together to break new ground in how this can, could and will be done now and in future decades.

An unconference is an event where the participants create the agenda, they decide the focus and what happens and when. Participants can talk about their own projects or potential new ones, simply sit and listen, or come together with people working at the forefront of opening up the policy and decision making process.

Bring together people from within the EU institutions and member states who are working in or with government on initiatives to open up the policy and decision making process.

Seed a network of “positive deviants” who can get support from each other to spread culture change through the organisation.

Create a few small interesting projects for the network to take forward.

Connect EU institutions with the people delivering the best examples of work in a highly informal, self-directed way.

The following day between 10.00am - 12.30pm we’ll be based in the Workshop Café, Avenue Louise 146, for those who wish to continue conversations started at the unconference. We hope to see you there.