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Citizens and the Constitution: education and engagement

17/04/2023 @ 18:00 - 19:00 BST


Do citizens understand – or even care about – how the UK constitution works and the role it plays in making government work for them? If they don’t, then what can be done to ensure that the constitution and constitutional change has public support and legitimacy?

In this event, we will explore the current state of public understanding of – and interest in – constitutional issues. We will look at good practice for citizen engagement. And we will consider what can be done to cultivate an engaged and empowered citizenry for the future. This event is part of the IfG and Bennett Institute Review of the UK Constitution.

To explore these questions, we have assembled an expert panel including:

Catherine McKinnell MP, Chair of the Petitions Committee
Liz Moorse, Chief Executive of the Association for Citizenship Teaching
Alan Renwick, Professor of Democratic Politics at University College London and Deputy Director of UCL’s Constitution Unit
Tatton Spiller, Founder of Simple Politics
The event will be chaired by Rebecca McKee, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government.

This is a hybrid event; follow the link to the event website to find links to register either for in-person or online attendance.


18:00 - 19:00 BST
Event Category:


Institute for Government
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Institute for Government
2 Carlton Gardens
London, SW1Y 5AA United Kingdom
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020 7747 0417
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