Events

We are very pleased to announce a new events series dedicated to Designing for Democratic Engagement. The most important and most urgent questions of today are also questions of democracy. When we think about adaptation to climate change or decolonising institutions there are reasons to think that current forms of liberal representative democracy linked to…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. This seminar will draw from the report Power, Influence and Impact of Senedd Committees that Professor Diana Stirbu developed for the Welsh Parliament, to reflect on…
This seminar, by Dr Sean Haughey of the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, uses new public opinion data to explore what citizens in Northern Ireland think about their democratic institutions, how they have performed, what they know (and don’t know) about how power-sharing operates in practice, in addition to levels of public trust…

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This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. Centre for Democratic Engagement PGR Miranda Duffy will present her research findings on how drama techniques can enable 10-11 year olds to connect with democratic ideas…
  COP26 is said to be the most crucial climate negotiations to date, but what legacy will it have? Join us for our online event with Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North-West, and International Parliamentary Union rapporteur for engagement at COP26. He will share his reflections on the conference, consider the implications for green finance,…
This workshop will focus on a presentation by Alex Norman on his PhD thesis. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues, methods, concepts they may be working on. The workshops sometimes also…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. This seminar will review how public engagement officers, clerks and outside stakeholders worked together to undertake very extensive public engagement on the Bill, through a wide…
In partnership with the climate charity Hope for the Future (HFTF), Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira Co-Director of the Centre for Democratic Engagement will run an event tailored for young people to harness their campaign skills, by exploring channels, methods and actions for effective campaigning on climate change. This event will target young people from an academy of schools…
This seminar is part of the seminar series of IPEN, a network that brings together practitioners and academics working on public engagement, with a particular focus on parliamentary institutions. In this seminar, two officials from the Parliament of Denmark discuss the Citizens’ Initiatives Scheme, its development, its impact and its legal implications. The Scheme was launched…
This lecture will launch our events series on Designing Democratic Engagement. Michael Saward will speak of his latest book, Democratic Design. Please register through the Eventbrite link. We often think about democracy in terms of different models – representative, deliberative, participative, and so on.  But democracy is not exhausted by advocating specific models or set…
CDE PGR Miranda Duffy will be performing the Den of Enquiry at the National Science and Media Museum’s Science Festival in Bradford this October half term.  Join as we ask: is democracy more than just about voting? Ideal for 9+year olds and their adults. The events are free and held at Shine West Bowling on 26th October…
This workshop will focus on a presentation by Paul Geyer on his PhD thesis. The CDE postgraduate workshops are informal gatherings where we discuss issues chosen by our PhD students. This is an opportunity for PhDs to receive feedback and advice on specific issues, methods, concepts they may be working on. The workshops sometimes also…
Are you a citizen from Leeds, Bradford, or Hull? Are you 16 years or older? Do you have some ideas about how your city can make progress with decarbonisation? Would you like to get involved in a constructive and structured deliberation on climate change policies in the North with your fellow citizens, supportive experts, and…