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Friday, October 11, 2019

Citizens' assemblies

Time: 1:30pm to 3pm

Learn about how citizen assemblies work and debate the pros and cons.

£6 full price and £4 concession

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Scotland plans to host a citizens' assembly in 2020.  It aims to bring the people of Scotland and experts together to help make recommendations on Scotland's future.

This panel will discuss what we can learn from citizens' assemblies around the world and why they are becoming so popular.

Scotland plans to host a citizens' assembly in 2020. It will bring the public and experts together to help shape Scotland's future. 

This panel will discuss what we can learn from citizens' assemblies around the world. 

Chaired by Shelagh Wright, board member for thinktank Compass, this panel includes: 

  • Dr Oliver Escobar, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh  
  • Jamie Kelsey-Fry, co-ordinator for Extinction Rebellion  
  • Dr Jane Suiter, Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism at Dublin City University
  • Dr Ellen Stewart, Chancellor's Fellow in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society at the University of Edinburgh and member of the Social Policy Association's Executive Committee

Accessibility

All Scottish Parliament event locations:

  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

Please contact us as soon as possible if you need communication or other support.

Further information on accessibility at the Scottish Parliament.

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