Join us at The Convention of the North 2023

Join the two day convention and take part in our workshop ‘The City of Empaville’

We are proud sponsors of The Peoples Powerhouse ‘This is the North convention’ and invite you to join us at the convention on Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th November 2023. And whilst you are there, you can take part in our workshop on Participatory Budgeting and climate change on Thursday 30th November.

About our workshop on day 2

Throughout the country, cities, towns and neighbourhoods are facing many challenges when it comes to shrinking budgets and tackling climate change. We are constantly being told “there is no funding for this”. The vast majority of citizens don’t know they could  have a say in the decision making processes on local budgets. 

Welcome to the world of Empaville.

Shared Future CIC and Southampton University are coming together to explore why, more than ever, local authority budgets should and can have more democratic participation to protect and serve everyday people like you. 

Rather than tell you, we’ll put the power of participation in your hands. We invite you to the city of Empaville – A fun and interactive role-playing game that simulates a climate themed Participatory Budgeting process, integrating in-person deliberation with digital voting. 

Together, we will enact your aspirations towards tackling climate change and learn how we can do it together. Discover why Participatory Budgeting is vital for elevating citizen and community voices and why “The truth of our aspirations isn’t found in our vision. It’s found in the budget.”

No matter the size of your community, citizens can lead the way by investing in their communities. Creating fairer, healthy and more sustainable places for all. In some places they already are.

Join our 2 hour workshop, running on either side of lunch on day 2 of the Convention of the North, to play the game and find out more.

The People’s Powerhouse is now offering 3 for 2 on Corporate and VCSE tickets! Grab this offer and join our workshop here.