The Digital Democracy Commission’s Report ‘Open Up!’ is published on Monday 26 January

16 January 2015

The Digital Democracy Commission's report will be available from 00.01am on Monday 26 January. There are two events to launch the report planned in London and Swansea. Additional Democracy Cafes are also being planned for other locations.

London report launch event

To mark the occasion, the Speaker, the Rt Hon. John Bercow MP, is hosting a breakfast launch event in the House of Commons.

Mr Speaker and the Commissioners will be present and say a few words. This will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions about the report and its recommendations.

We have invited everyone who has contributed to our work over the past year – if we have missed you please get in touch quickly!  There are a limited number of additional places on a first-come first-served basis.  If you would like to attend please get in touch at [email protected]

Location: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, London W1A 0AA
Date: Monday 26 January 2015
Time: 08:30 – 09:30

The launch will be translated by a Registered BSL/English Sign Language Interpreter.

Swansea report launch event

The Computer Science Department at the University of Swansea have kindly offered to host a second event. This event will be live-linked to the London launch.

Democracy cafes

In addition, there will be some small democracy cafes planned across the UK, most of which will happen after the main launch day. Details of these will be added below:

The Commission’s report is the culmination of a year’s worth of events and meetings, talking to people across the UK, about how to use digital technology to improve parliamentary democracy.

In all, we have held well over one hundred informal meetings and over twenty roundtable discussions around the country.  We spoke to a wide range of people, including people from the tech industry, young people, voluntary organisations, adults with learning difficulties, academics, people with visual and hearing impediments, civil servants, marketing and public relations experts.

We received thousands of tweets and more than 150 longer written contributions.  Full details of who has helped us over the past year will be included in the report.

Press enquiries:
Email the House of Commons Media Service on [email protected] or call the enquiry line on 020 7219 0969.

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