Building a Progressive Future! – 5 (draft) Principles

22nd Sep 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

at Impact Hub, Digbeth, Birmingham

This is a free event but booking is essential.

A group of people from across the West Midlands have developed 5 (draft) Principles for a Progressive Future – and would love to hear what you think!

The (draft) Principles are:

  • Enabling Potential
  • Equal Society
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Common Ownership of Resources
  • Environmental Sustainability

Read more about how we developed these principles.

But what do you think of these principles? Can you improve them? How they can be developed into a finished ‘product’ providing the basis for a Progressive alternative to austerity and neoliberalism?

These are the questions that will be addressed on 22 September.

So come along, have your say and get involved in Building a Progressive Future!


Building a Progressive Future means doing politics differently and the Workshop will have the following ethos:

We come together on the basis of shared values and concerns (leaving organisational, political and other labels outside):

  • emphasising what we agree on (not points of disagreement);
  • seeing co-operation and compromise as strengths (not weaknesses);
  • being positive and focused (not just criticising, looking at negatives, discussing problems and being a talking shop!);
  • accepting a good enough outcome (not insisting on individual ideological perfection);
  • being curious about different views, listening and ensuring everyone has their say; and
  • at all times acting with care, compassion and respect for all.

For an idea of what the Workshop will be like, see this five minute video of a previous event below

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Impact Hub
Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street
Digbeth, Birmingham
B5 5NY


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