Video: CSD/Involve event on Technology and Democratic Participation
Politics and International Relations 15 October 2014
The participatory event attracted over 50 activists, practitioners, policy makers and academics (with more following the live stream) with an interest in the dynamic interactions between technological development and democratic engagement. The event was kicked off by a provocative presentation by Tiago Peixote, an open government specialist at the ICT4Gov program of the World Bank’s Open Government cluster. Tiago is well known to the e-democracy community from @partipatory on Twitter and his Facebook page.
Short interventions by Catherine Howe @curiousc, Chief Executive of Public-I, and Maria Nyberg, Head of Open Policy Making at the Cabinet Office, gave the gathering plenty to contemplate and discuss.
CSD and Involve hope that this will be the first in a series of joint events that span the practitioner-academic boundaries on aspects of democratic participation in the coming months and years.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.