A couple of weeks ago I organised ‘Building a Regions & Cities Community of Practice’ (#participatEU) at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC 2017), for which I also managed the blogging competition which brought “EU SuperGirl” (aka Madeleine Kay) to town.
I thought I’d bring everything together in one place for this edition. Normal curation service will return in November.
The Regions & Cities Community of Practice was extremely well received: only 10% unlikely to get involved.
While widening the audience through policy participation is a more ambitious and unproven idea:
This post provides all the resources from the workshop: the video, (almost) all slides, plus links to the example communities we explored:
TL;DR Conclusion: while the polls showed more than enough support for piloting both ideas, the audience was self-selected. Rigorous research recommended.
If, like me, you lost track of the number of EWRC speeches appealing for more outreach to young Europeans, you might find the #EUinmyRegion blogging competition relevant (When EU SuperGirl came to Brussels), particularly as one of the winners went home to get the EC-funded project she covered onto the BBC:
Finally, three posts written while preparing the workshop:
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