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Future Democracy ’09 – the final run-in!

27. October 2009 – 14:37 by Dan Jellinek

Great to see some of you at the World E-Democracy Forum in Paris last week – now back in London planning the final details for the next conference in the PEP-NET series, Future Democracy ’09.

We have a fantastic speaker line-up this year: plenary sessions include one on engaging young people with e-democracy, where speakers include Lucy Willis, Executive Producer of a national TV series in the UK called Battlefront which helped young people to campaign powerfully on issues that matter to them, such as combatting street violence – some moving and eloquent stories and useful practical lessons on engaging the crucuial young audience.

PEP-NET itself is supporting a plenary session with cases from across Europe including Openparlamenta.it and a PEP-NET workshop focusing on other conferences in the European series.

Other sessions will cover local e-democracy; electronic petitions; a ‘Question Time’ session with three UK Members of Parliament; and many more. I look forward very much to welcoming many PEP-NET member delegates to London, and would appreciate any feedback on our planned programme as well. Do please help spread the word for me too, so we can ensure a good number of delegates all round!

Oh, and our Twitter hashtag is #fdem09 and I will also be setting up a Flickr group for the event.


Dan Jellinek, Headstar


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