OECD / OGN event | 17th November | Andy Burnham / Lord Heseltine

Hi all

Hope you are well.

Apologies for the short notice, but please see an event below for this Tuesday 17th November.

Please pass on the registration link to friends / colleagues too.

Best wishes,


NEW ORDERS – The balance of power post-pandemic.

Join Andy Burnham, Lord Michael Heseltine, the Open Government Network and others, to contribute to a global conversation about change post pandemic as part of the OECD’s Government After Shock.

The coronavirus has brutally exposed the imbalance of power between regional and national government.

As cases climbed and local lockdowns kicked in, so calls grew for localised track and trace, localised data access, and localised support packages. And the decades old tug of war between national and local, centralised and decentralised, commenced.

‘They have been treating the North with contempt,’ said Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester. ‘This is an important moment in the political life of our country.’

Is it? Could the pandemic serve as a catalyst to redressing the longstanding imbalance of power in the UK? And what role does transparency, accountability and the participation of citizens have in any change that takes place?

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SPaUzHeGTl6HWDtxV6gpiA


The Government After Shock event is a collaborative initiative led by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation. It is also supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870913.

What time is this event Kevin?

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Pam Maxwell.

That would be helpful wouldn’t it @maxwellpam! :slight_smile:

It’s 1230 for a 1245 start and will be finished by 1400.

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Many thanks.

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It is Lead’s AGM. If it finishes early I will try and come.

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