NCCPE Engage 2024 Conference

The AHRC Creative Communities team led a Micro Policy Lab at the NCCPE (National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement) Engage Live 2024 Conference in Bristol in May 2024.  

The theme for Engage 2024 was ‘Innovating Practice’, a celebration of excellent engagement practice in all its forms. Led by researchers, engagement professionals, communities, charities and organisations acting as agents for societal change, the programme included a mix of keynote plenaries, workshops, poster presentations and story sessions. This made it the ideal platform for the AHRC Creative Communities programme, aligning strongly with our focus on new models of delivering cultural R&D through cross sector co-creation with communities across the devolved nations of the UK, for a fairer and more inclusive innovation ecosystem, that is by all, for all.

The workshop opened with a broad overview of the AHRC Creative Communities programme and its latest developments, including the collaborative cross-sector research led by the programme’s Community Innovation Practitioners and the UK-wide Policy Labs series, which develops policy solution suggestions to help level up the UK through collaboration with creative communities.

The ‘Micro Policy Lab’ enabled participants worked together to consider the opportunities and challenges that mattered to them, as well as policy proposals to address these challenges, across the programmes themes of Health and Wellbeing, Environment and Pride in Place​. Participants discussed ideas in cross sector groups, before sharing key points of their discussions along with their policy solutions and why these were important to creative communities.

More information about the Engage Live 2024 Conference can be found on their website.


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