Date: 18 Oct 2011

Local engagement and democracy: Findings and implications from Pathways through Participation

Pathways through participation People & participation

By Tim Hughes

Tim is Involve's director. He has led campaigns and advocacy on open government; advised national, devolved and local governments, civil society organisations and multilateral institutions; and researched and written on topics including public participation, open government, democratic reform, civil society advocacy and public administration.

On 18 October 2011, in a committee room in the Houses of Parliament, the Pathways through Participation project team launched ‘Local engagement in democracy’, a briefing paper summarising the findings and implications of the project for public participation.

The event was hosted by Stella Creasy MP, chaired by Simon Burall (director of Involve) and attended by over 40 individuals from public and civil society organisations. For a report of the event, including audio recordings of the presentations and speeches, see

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