Time to build a network to transform UK democracy

November 3, 2017 – Andreas Pavlou

My name is Andreas Pavlou, and recently I started working at Involve in the newly-created position of Network Lead. Since telling my family and friends about accepting this job, I have been asked why would I leave warm and sunny Spain for cold and rainy London. Obviously, I am not here to ‘enjoy’ the weather!…

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I robot, you society, let’s talk

November 3, 2017 – Simon Burall

Isaac Asimov’s fiction paints a largely utopian technological future in which scientists develop new technology at a distance from society, but with its best interests at heart. All our real world experience, however, shows that what we really need is a science that is fully engaged with, and held accountable by, society. Isaac Asimov’s three…

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We’re recruiting! 4 x Freelance Youth Engagement Coordinators for MH:2K

October 31, 2017 – Sarah Allan

4 x Freelance Youth Engagement Coordinators for MH:2K  One role in each of: Birmingham Central Lancashire North Tyneside Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 22 November Download an application pack here.    The Opportunity MH:2K is an innovative project to enable young people to influence decisions about emotional wellbeing and mental health.…

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Public prefer Single Market membership to no Brexit deal – Statement from the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit

October 26, 2017 – Tim Hughes

The public would rather remain in the Single Market than see the UK face ‘no deal’, a representative ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ of voters has found [1].  The findings follow speculation that the UK is heading towards a ‘no deal’ Brexit[2]. However, an impartial process found that while voters want Theresa May to seek a bespoke trade…

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The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: how did it work?

October 2, 2017 – Sarah Allan

Yesterday saw the finale of the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit (CAB) and the announcement of its results. By its end, fifty members of the public – broadly representative of the UK population in terms of age, sex, ethnicity, social class, where they lived, and how they voted in last year’s referendum – had spent around twenty-eight…

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Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit: results and initial reflections

October 2, 2017 – Alan Renwick

The Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit reached its climax yesterday. After two weekends of intense deliberation, the members voted on a range of options for the form they want Brexit to take in relation to trade and immigration. Their conclusions will surprise some, and they deserve detailed attention from politicians and commentators. Assembly Director Alan Renwick…

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UK voters want soft Brexit – Statement from the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit

October 1, 2017 – Tim Hughes

Statement from the Citizens' Assembly on Brexit, for immediate release: 1st October 2017. A representative body of UK citizens today sent politicians a clear message in favour of a ‘soft’ Brexit. Faced with the range of possible outcomes, they chose to retain free movement of labour, but with the UK government exercising all available controls…

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Apply to be part of MH:2K: opportunity for young people

September 15, 2017 – Sarah Allan

Are you 14-25 years old and living in Birmingham or North Tyneside (including Wallsend, Howdon, North Shields, Whitley Bay, Longbenton, Killingworth)? Do you work with young people in these areas? We’re looking for young people to become Citizen Researchers on our youth mental health project MH:2K. As a Citizen Researcher you will: Join a new…

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