April Teacamp – A digital contract between the individual and the state – how, what, why. With @MissMillicent

It’s the Easter break and you may have overdosed on the old chocolate, but there is ALWAYS room for more CAEK, and April’s Teacamp is going to give you plenty of food for thought!

This month we have the awesome Millicent Scott Brooks who’d like to talk to you about:

“A digital contract between the individual and the state – how, what and why”

Millicent has long been interested in the citizen’s contract with the state. Much of this is currently done offline, but are we being “digitised through the backdoor“? Information is held about the individual at the passport office, the NHS, the DVLA, the banks – not to mention social media.

  • Would a citizen’s portal controlled by the individual be helpful?
  • How would it work in Britian?
  • What issues would have to be solved and how could we stay safe?

She’ll be inviting you to help explore some of these issues and suspend reality to imagine creative solutions that could become viable for a modern age contract of citizenship.

About Millicent

Millicent is a Senior Partner at The Democratic Society. She has spent over a decade working on increasing citizens’ engagement with policy making and bringing people into democratic processes. She spends a lot of time thinking about how to engage people in civic society, while balancing security and freedom.

Before joining Demsoc in 2015 she worked for the European Parliament, Scottish Government, Scottish Civic Forum, the Association for Citizenship Teaching (England) and the Financial Times.

Millicent has a BA in European Studies from LSE and an MSc in Nationalism from the University of Edinburgh. She speaks English, Norwegian, French and German.

I can only manage English, Scottish and Dundonian, so am in complete awe!

With so much of our life online now, and our interaction with Central & Local Government increasingly moving services online, James, Millicent and I would love to invite you along to our April teacamp and hope you’ll be part of the discussion about this fascinating topic, whether in person or online. Just follow our hashtag #Teacamp

When is Teacamp?

  • Time and date: 4pm – 6pm, 1st Thursday of every month
  • Location: Mezzanine, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?

If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is upstairs in the cafe, very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for James or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

  • 4.00 – 4.30pm:  tea and cake
  • 4.30 – 4.40pm:  intros and plug your events, projects, etc
  • 4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
  • 5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
  • 6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub

Contact info

@baskers Sarah Baskerville
@jaCattell James Arthur Cattell



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