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PIR Staff at North Conference Alliance

PIR staff deliver keynote speech at North Alliance Conference

Dr Oliver Escobar will deliver the keynote speech at the 2014 North Alliance Conference in Nairn on 25th of September. The North Alliance is a partnership of Community Learning and Development practitioners from the seven North of Scotland CLD Partnerships (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Moray, Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles.

The speech, titled ‘Towards participatory democracy in Scotland’, will focus on the role that citizens can play in policy and decision making, and on the democratic innovations (i.e. participatory budgeting) that can be developed to enable that.

For more information about the conference see: http://orkneycommunities.co.uk/northalliance/index.asp?pageid=4464

For an article with contents related to the keynote speech see: http://postmag.org/towards-participatory-democracy-in-scotland

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