Global Parliament of Mayors Workshop - DEN HAAG (english)
The Global Parliament of Mayors project Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Living Lab facility in Leiden University, The Hague On Monday September 22nd the Global Parliament of Mayors project (GPM) team are holding our first interdisciplinary workshop, hosted by the GPM and Campus The Hague of Leiden University. This workshop will be an exciting and challenging step towards the realisation of the GPM, and will provide the format for successive workshops around the world. The combination of elected mayors and their advisers, governance experts, creative practitioners and digital technology specialists will generate the unique interdisciplinary process which is the hallmark of the GPM project.
Following the Global Parliament of Mayors Planning Session, Friday 19th September and the Interdependence Day in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, this workshop is being developed with the Professor Benjamin Barber, author of 'If Mayors Ruled the World', GPM's Executive Director, Eileen Haring Woods, Professor Jouke de Vries, Dean of Campus The Hague of Leiden University and a team of experts which includes Mayors and their representatives, governance scholars from the University, the Dutch arts group, Observatorium, IBM and the director of MIT's Media Lab programme, Changing Places. The detailed workshop agenda will include a series of three workshop sessions focusing on the specific outcomes of the Friday Planning Session, working in greater detail towards a draft plan for the structure and format of the GPM pilot, which is scheduled to convene in September 2015. The workshop will include 30 participants, with 5-10 additional advisers and observers. The process and the outcomes will be documented and shared, as a vital resource for the GPM development and realisation.
Image: Benjamin Barber skyping with Observatorium and University Leiden in The Hague