The Wheel and the Carnegie UK Trust are hosting a very special Participation Summit on Friday 25 May (as part of Summit 2018) to explore and discuss citizen participation.
The Wheel and the Carnegie UK Trust will be using three new co-produced publications to develop understanding and stimulate discussion about how people participate and what we can do as a society to maximize participation to enable people and communities to flourish.
Contributions will be made by the reports’ authors:
- Nat O’Connor and Marcus Ketola of Ulster University;
- Audry Deane and Paul Ginnell of the European Anti Poverty Network;
- and Edmond Grace of the PeopleTalk initiative.
The Participation Summit will also include a unique dialogue examining the possibility of secularists and people of faith working together towards creating a more participatory democracy, serving social and ecological justice and human flourishing.
We are delighted that the authors of the recently published A Dialogue of Hope will be present to explore this possibility with attendees, including David Begg (former President of ICTU); Fergus O’Ferrall (Lay Leader of the Methodist Church in Ireland); Iseult Honohan (Associate Professor Emeritus, UCD School of Politics and International Relations); Dermot McCarthy (retired senior public servant) and Gerry O’Hanlon (Former Provincial of the Irish Jesuits).
The Wheel and The Carnegie UK Trust will produce a report from the day’s discussions and reflections and will be working together thereafter to provide leadership in moving from dialogue to action.