Re-imagine Democracy Conference

Next date: Thursday 15 March 2018 9:45am
Northern Ireland Environment Link

Northern Ireland Environment Link

This is a free event
Imagine a country where decisions are honestly made, transparent and accountable, where outcomes cannot be bought or manipulated and where policy-making processes enhance democratic participation and connection...

This FREE allday conference organised by the Open Government Network will explore:

  • Freedom of information – accountability and the public’s right to know. Would more open government have prevented RHI, SIF and NAMA?

  • Democratic Ownership – Is democracy being subverted by dark money – the undisclosed funding of organisations involved in public advocacy?

  • Anti-corruption – Will improving transparency around beneficial ownership help prevent tax evasion, money laundering and corruption?

  • Environmental protection – As climate change threatens the very existence of life on earth, how can the UK contribute to efforts to avoid global disaster?

  • Making power responsive to citizens’ hopes and needs – What’s the future for open government and democracy?

This conference is organised as part of the Imagine Belfast Festival! Check it out!


Re-imagine Democracy Conference Agenda


Morning sessions:

Discussions: Re-imagining democracy in a post-truth world
– Transparency, accountability and the public’s right to know
– Who owns our democracy?
– Unmasking the Corrupt


Talks: Can the Sustainable Development Goals frame our vision for a better democracy?
– Climate Change and Environmental Protection Post Brexit
– A bolder vision for tackling the health and care crisis
– Well-being and the year of young people


Afternoon sessions:

Keynote speech: The Future of Open Government – We are not alone
Speech by representative of International Open Government Partnership

Workshop: Using Open Government Action Plans and the Sustainable Development Goals to progress a more responsive democracy
Debate and crowdsourcing ideas for the 4th UK Open Government National Action Plan, Scotland’s Pioneer Action plan, and the Wales and Northern Ireland contributions to the UK plan.

To register for this FREE event, please click here…


  • Lobbying/policy
  • Open Government
  • Northern Ireland
  • Transparency
  • Civic Participation
  • Accountability
  • OpenGovNI
  • Imagine Festival
  • Democracy

Date and Time

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