empowerment symposium – Part III

The reason for me being at the symposium was to take part in the final session on Thursday. Tom Gaskin from NorfolkBlurb forced young people onto the agenda and was asked to organise a session on empowering young people. A couple of phone calls later and I was going to Read more…

empowerment symposium – Part II

Friday morning was probably not the best time to present after a conference "networking evening".  The first session I saw involved Paul Hilder from AVAAZ.org, Sara Ashton from Amnesty, Thomas Noirfalisse from Oxfam and Juan Gonzalez-Mellizo from the European Commission.  All fine speakers with interesting things to say.  AVAAZ was Read more…

empowerment symposium – Part I

I went to barcamp and the online noise about it was deafening.  I went to the Social Media CoP Big Day out and the blogging about it was swift and detailed.  I went the 2006 International e-Participation & Local Democracy Symposium and the blogging was in depth, immediate, and analytical.  Read more…

Youth help elderly technophobes

School children in Wiltshire are to help older people in the county become more familiar with new technology. Shock horror.  Some positive youth coverage in the media. Quick Plug:  Tom Gaskin of NorfolkBlurb is leading a session at the Empowerment Symposium on "Young people and eParticipation: X-Factor excitement meets bureaucratic Read more…

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