Engage is really excited to be inviting all city centre and waterfront residents to a very special event run by our friend at the New Citizenship Project Jon Alexander who has recently published his first book entitled CITIZENS.

Listen to Gerry explain all on BBC Radio

What to expect

Jon will be leading a Workshop on the theme of his book during which he will work with us to develop our 2022 Engage Seminar Series on the theme of citizenship and how like many around the world we can take responsibility for creating the kind of city we’d all like to live in.

The event is on Saturday 26th March from 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Chapters Of Us in the Baltic Triangle – a wonderful cafe and event space in a recently refurbished warehouse at 44 Simpson Street L1 0AX (view on a map).

It will help us to prepare the space and organise some refreshments if you would register below or on Eventbrite so we have some idea of participants:

Why we’re running this

We want to start the process now of preparing a significant seminar series for the autumn in Liverpool that will build upon the reputation Engage has developed for delivering thought-provoking and challenging seminars on a variety themes around city-living. This time we are concerned about the impact recent events have had on people’s ability to engage with the city in any meaningful way. We will explore what other cities are doing to grow citizen democracy and to make sure people have a real say in the decisions that affect their lives. Representation is one aspect that we can look at and methods of citizen engagement will be shared from international as well as national perspectives.

But most of all we’d like to bring together a significant group of people who are as concerned about these issues as we are. That means we’d like to seek out and connect with those individuals and organisations who are already working to improve the quality of life for all people in the city. We aspire to re-invigorate the connections and network of relationships that people have so that in cooperation and co-creation we might discover a new level of enthusiasm for working together to improve the city.