So Say Scotland in Nestas top 50 New Radicals 2014
PIR Staff contributed from inception.
So Say Scotland is a voluntary, non-profit and non-partisan hub for democratic innovation. Their work on fostering citizen participation over the last two years includes the 2013 Thinking Together Citizens’ Assembly and the 2014 referendum cards game Wee Play. See: http://www.sosayscotland.org
So Say’s contribution to participatory politics, deliberative democracy and collective action has now been recognised by Nesta and The Observer in the New Radicals 2014 list, which includes “Fifty radical thinking individuals or organisations changing Britain for the better”. A judging panel selected the final fifty from over 1000 submissions.
Staff from Edinburgh University’s Academy of Government and the Politics & IR department have contributed to So Say from inception. The Citizen Participation Network, founded and coordinated by Dr Oliver Escobar, has played a central role in developing So Say Scotland, and Escobar remains involved in the Stewarding Board. Professor Ailsa Henderson contributed her expertise on deliberative citizens’ assemblies to the 2013 Thinking Together project. http://www.referendum.ed.ac.uk/changing-politics-the-thinking-together-citizens-assembly
See more information about New Radicals 2014 here: http://www.nesta.org.uk/news/new-radicals-2014