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Escobar discusses the future of politics at The Gathering

Escobar discusses the future of politics at The Gathering

Each year SCVO hosts The Gathering, Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.

This year’s Gathering features a debate about the future of politics chaired by actress and comedienne Elaine C. Smith, and including Dr Oliver Escobar (PIR / Academy of Government)

The debate will cover a range of issues including how to get more underrepresented groups to be involved in politics, the rise of the professional politician and how politicians may win back people’s trust. It will also consider how people may continue to engage with politics as they did in the September referendum and how political institutions can open their doors and reach out to people inviting them to participate in politics.

The event will take place on Wednesday 25th February from 13:30 – 15:00 at the SECC in Glasgow.


Information and sign up:

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