Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland? – Workshop Report
On 24th November, the NI Open Government Network invited activists from across Northern Ireland to give their views on whether community planning is working and to discuss how local democracy might be improved. This workshop provided a forum for engaged citizens to give their views on community planning in Northern Ireland, given the original vision of new local authorities that would place “the needs of all citizens at their core”.
Workshop participants were asked to share their experiences of community planning, to explore what lessons have been learned in terms of effective engagement, and consider what actions might be taken to make local government more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens’ needs.
The workshop report can be viewed here.