A voluntary community group founded in 2006, Action for Involvement, was set up to widen participation and make space for people and policy makers to exchange ideas. We do this by taking a neutral position on issues raised at our events or seminars on social issues affecting all of us.
In doing so we use education and understanding of issues to empower people so they feel comfortable asking people they meet at our events to help develop their ideas and identify resources they can tap into to make their visions happen. By making space for people to explore their concerns openly and safely,
Some of our initiatives include events, seminars, blogging and tweeting on current social issues: environment, transport, health, regulation, housing, education, technology, engineering, energy and consultations which come to our attention. Blog posts are sent to Twitter, LinkedIn and then Facebook in that sequence.
While we are happy to run events or seminars whether on our own initiative or enable and empower others to pursue their goals, we see our role as making space to explore your concerns and share ideas with each other. Dignity and respect play a central part of our core beliefs, values and ethos and is essential to our facilitated event design. Most recent successes include:
- The Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Grant funded project to widen participation and increase public appreciation of engineering
- Prof Ian Rotherham’s Uplands and Moorlands seminars (May and September) following our 1/2 day seminar on 27th June 2013 with George Monbiot et al on this hot topic.
Posts on this blog are likely to reflect current social issues from sources such as other blogs, newspaper articles, features, facebook and linkedin. Posts are intended to bring important social issues to the table intended to give airspace and are for information only.