The Citizen’s Economic Council

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Members of the Open Government Network are invited to join us for an informal discussion with Reema Patel and Kayshani Gibbon from the RSA to learn about the Citizens Economic Council.  This is an opportunity for a discussion on how this approach resonates with the work under way in Scotland on financial transparency and citizen participation.

“The Citizens’ Economic Council is a programme giving citizens a say on national economic policy, and influence the future of the UK economy.

The process is being overseen by an independent advisory group. The Council will be a catalyst for sparking a broader public discussion about the goals and priorities of economic policy, through an open online resource library and by promoting citizen deliberation over economic policy at events in communities up and down the country.

We want to build a stronger economic democracy in the UK through informed engagement and discussion. A group of 50-60 citizens will undertake a journey of economic inquiry during the course of the 2-year programme to deliberate and innovate on economic policy.”

More information can be found at

Thursday 19 October  13.30 – 15.00
The Royal College of Surgeons
Nicolson Street
Edinburgh EH8 9DW

To register attendance please email [email protected]