NEW: Democracy & Governance start-up meeting
|di 10-04-2018 12:00 - 14:00
|Café de Sleutel, Noorderhaven 72, Groningen
The Sustainable Society Steering committee of Deans has agreed to establish a new research network on “Democracy & Governance” (D&G). With this interdisciplinary network we like to involve colleagues and external parties from multiple different (research) backgrounds. Researches from all faculties can participate in the D&G platform.
On April 10, we organise a start-up meeting, by bringing together all UG people and external (societal) partners who are interested in being part of the D&G group. During an ‘expertlunch’, we explain the background, vision and mission of our new network group and we invite everyone who is interested in being involved in the D&G platform.
11.45 Walk-in with coffee/tea
12.00 Opening and introduction of D&G by Sharon Smit, Director Sustainable Society, University of Groningen
Short presentation Jacques Wallage - Guest professor “Transitions in the public administration”, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PostNL, co-chairman of the Consultative Body Infrastructure and Environment. Previous: Mr Wallage was formerly a member of the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament and served as a state secretary for the Ministry of Education and Sciences and as a state secretary for the Ministry of Social Affairs. He was mayor of the city of Groningen from 1998 until 2009.
Short presentation Liesbeth van de Wetering - Civil servant City of Groningen, initiator of the ‘coöperatieve wijkraad’: An experiment in local democracy and governance.
14.00 End of lunch
Between the talks, we have a walking lunch and enough time to network.
Like to participate on April 10, and get inspired by other UG colleagues around the topic of “Democracy and Governance”?