We are pleased to announce that Richard Wilson will moderate the PEP-NET Summit on 23rd September 2010 in Hamburg. Thanks to his track-record as an event moderator – for example at the 2009 Ministerial Conference on eGovernment in Malmö – and his position as a leader in citizen participation, we are certain that Mr Wilson will help you get the most out of the Summit.
Mr Wilson is the director of izwe, a recently-launched social network that gives citizens more influence over their local areas by enabling them to share their opinions and ideas. izwe was founded by a group of researchers, developers and community mobilisers and has formed partnerships with local authorities and decision-makers.
Mr Wilson has delivered public engagement projects for governments, governmental organisations and businesses worldwide, including the European Commission, the BBC and the OECD. Until 2008 he was deputy chair of the UK government’s science engagement programme, ScienceWise. He founded the London-based think tank Involve, of which he was Director until moving to izwe. Involve is a member of PEP- NET.
Mr Wilson recently chaired the largest events for the French and Swedish EU Presidencies. He has written four books, writes for The Guardian newspaper and appears in the national media regularly.