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January 2008

January 29 End Date
North West regional PB seminar
Venue TBC, Preston
The PBU in partnership with North West Together We Can and Government Office North West are holding a PB seminar in the region.

April 2008

April 7 End Date
PB at the NCVO Local Compact Conference
Hatfield
The PB Unit is presenting and facilitating a discussion on the linkages between PB & Local Compact's at the NCVO's conference.
April 22 End Date
PB at the Community Consultation Conference
London
The PB Unit is presenting at the IDEA & MORI Community Consultation Conference

May 2008

May 13 End Date
PB regional workshop in North East
Newcastle City Council
This is hosted by VONNE (voluntary organisations network north east) and GONE (government office north east) in Newcastle at Newcastle City Council
May 15 End Date
Neighbourhood Management Network Annual Conference
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
The PB Unit is running a workshop at the NMN conference with the PB pilot in Lancaster.
May 16 End Date
Community PB training courses at Trafford Hall
Trafford Hall, near Chester
Trafford Hall is running it's second series of PB training courses for community groups and residents.
May 20 End Date
PB at National Association of Local Councils conference
Eastbourne Winter Gardens
We are providing a presentation on PB at the NALC national conference in Eastbourne on 21st May.

June 2008

June 17 End Date
Neighbourhood Management Network Participatory Budgeting Seminar
Stoke on Trent
The National Neighbourhood Management Network is having a 1 day seminar on participatory budgeting for it's members (predominantly neighbourhood managers). The PB Unit will be providing the seminar with support from PB pilots in neighbourhood management areas.
June 17 End Date
PB Unit to do an interactive workshop at LSP Futures event
Methodist Central Hall, London
There is widespread excitement nationally about Participatory Budgeting, it involves the public in budget setting; it can engage groups not normally involved in decision-making; it enables complex issues (such as area based grants) to be addressed simply. Attend this seminar to learn how Participatory Budgeting works, hear from national experts from the Governments new Participatory Budgeting Unit as well as practitioners who have used the technique in a variety of settings. This seminar will provide you with tools which you can apply locally.
June 23 End Date
Centre for Local Economic Strategies Summer School
Hulme Hall, University of Manchester
Shaping fairer places for the future: "Shaping places is about creating local economic strategies, which seek to spread out wealth, create economic cohesion and promote social justice"
June 24 End Date
PB at Northern Housing Consortia conference
Hilton Hotel, Blackpool
In its 8th year, the Annual Resident Involvement Conference will provide delegates with the chance to examine tools to help you engage with your communities, and think about the government proposals that will influence you in doing this. It will provide the opportunity to discuss the direction of future policy, and explore what the National Tenants Voice and Oftenant might mean for the sector.
June 24 End Date
Participatory budgeting white paper seminar
LGIU, Woburn Place, London
The LGIU is hosting a series of practical seminars on participatory budgeting which the unit is running for them. It's open to any of their members.

July 2008

July 11 End Date
West Midlands Regional PB Seminar
Government Office West Midlands building, Birmingham
We are holding the second of our regional seminars in the West Midlands in association with Government Office West Midlands and the Regional Empowerment Consortium. Regional seminars are the perfect opportunity for all interested in PB to find out more about PB and what's going on in your area, whether that's local government officers, councillors, local residents, other statutory agencies or community groups.
July 24 End Date
Progress through Partnership PB event
RIEP South East
Why is PtP holding this event: •To introduce PB to LSP stakeholders •To share experiences from pilots in the south east and nationally •To test the commitment for further pilots
July 31 End Date
LGIU seminar on participatory budgeting
LGIU, Woburn Place, London
LGIU host a practical seminar on participatory budgeting for their members - mostly local authority officers & councillors.

September 2008

September 9 End Date
PB Workshop at LGA White Paper Conference
Jurys Hotel, Great Russell Street, London
The Government has now published its White Paper on Community Empowerment, 'Communities in Control'. The Paper offers a framework for revitalising local democracy and enhancing active participation in your community and forms the blueprint for legislation which will fundamentally affect the way your council works with its residents.
September 15 End Date
National participatory budgeting conference
Midland Hotel, Manchester
We are hosting a one day national conference at the prestigious Midland Hotel in Manchester to showcase PB and look at how we can take PB to the next level.
September 30 End Date
PB workshop at LGC Empowering Communities Conference
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London
LGC has designed a comprehensive event to help you get to grips with what empowerment means and how you can achieve this with your community. With a detailed look at pioneering community-led projects and future policy, get a firm understanding of the opportunities, risks and potential for empowerment. And how it can be driven forward successfully in your area.

October 2008

October 16 End Date
PB Unit speaking at 9th World e-democracy Forum
Paris, France
The round table discussion will focus on questions whether the Internet is likely to increase the quality and the acceptance of participatory budgeting and what are the specific strengths and weaknesses of eParticipation solutions in this domain.
October 23 End Date
Training: Getting Started with PB
Manchester (Venue - TBC)
The PB Unit have teamed up with the Consultation Institute to provide some introductory training for participatory budgeting
October 30 End Date
Training: Getting Started with PB
London (Venue - TBC)
The PB Unit have joined forces with the Consultation Institute to provide some introductory training to PB

November 2008

November 6 End Date
Yorkshire and Humber PB regional seminar
Bradford University
An event organised with the Government Office and Regional Empowerment Partnership to explore PB in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
November 18 End Date
South West regional PB seminar
Somerset College of Arts and Technology, Taunton
The PB Unit are holding a one day seminar on participatory budgeting in partnership with Government Office South West and the Regional Empowerment Partnership.
November 19 End Date
Training: Organising PB Events
Manchester (Venue - TBC)
The PB Unit have joined forces with the Consultation Institute to provide introductory training for PB.
November 24 End Date
London regional PB seminar
Church House, Westminster, London
This one day event follows on from the success of the North East and West Midlands regional participatory budgeting seminars. The seminar is hosted by the PB Unit in conjunction with Government Office London and the London empowerment consortia.
November 27 End Date
Training: Organising PB Events
London (Venue - TBC)
The PB Unit has joined forces with the Consultation Institute to deliver introductory training for PB
November 27 End Date
LGIU PB Seminar
LGIU, Woburn Place, London
The PB Unit are delivering a seminar on PB with the LGIU

December 2008

December 4 End Date
Governance International Study Trip to Paris
Saint Denis, Paris
Governance International are taking a study trip to Saint Denis in Paris to learn more about participatory budgeting in Saint Denis and share that internationally.
December 16 End Date
LGIU PB Seminar: The Why and The How
The PBU with LGIU are running a seminar on PB

January 2009

January 29 End Date
North West regional PB seminar
Venue TBC, Preston
The PBU in partnership with North West Together We Can and Government Office North West are holding a PB seminar in the region.

February 2009

February 6 End Date
PB and the Arts Workshop
London
This is an invitation only event hosted by Involve and supported by the PBU, as part of the research into PB funding arts projects, by the Arts Council.
February 26 End Date
Communities in Control? Asset Transfer & PB
Sneyd Community Centre, Stoke on Trent
Every Voice Counts in the West Midlands is hosting a series of free events to look at good practice in community empowerment, which the PBU is speaking at.

March 2009

March 2 End Date
Communities in Control? Asset Transfer & PB
Kindle Centre, Hereford
Every Voice counts in the West Midlands is hosting this free event to look at good practice in community empowerment. The PBU is speaking at the event.
March 16 End Date
PBU speaking at ENCAMS CSG Conference
Brighton Hilton Metropole
ENCAMS are holding their annual cleaner, safer, greener conference in Brighton and have asked the PBU to speak about PB at the conference.
March 19 End Date
LGIU Participatory Budgeting Seminar
LGIU, London
We are continuing with our series of participatory budgeting seminars held in conjunction with LGIU.
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Regional Seminars

We are working with Government Offices and Regional Empowerment Consortia to hold seminars in each of the GO regions.  As the seminar dates are fixed the information is added to the website.  If your region isn't listed, please check back on the site as it will be added. 

 
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