Leading from the Front – Real Reform in Public Services
- 18th June 2009, 08:15AM
- NESTA, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
Demos, in partnership with NESTA, will launch a new initiative as part of the Progressive Conservatism Project, and setting out a radical new agenda for reforming public services.
There is a growing consensus among policymakers from across the parties that greater local autonomy is crucial for the radical innovation we need in public services. Demos' new project, Leading from the Front, will investigate the potential of radical decentralisation to improve and re-professionalise public services. It will consider how the most innovative workplace practices from the private sector can be applied to public services to create a practical post-bureaucratic state.
Phillip Blond, the director of the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos, and Demos senior researcher Jamie Bartlett will discuss the background to the project, current barriers to innovation in public services, and initial thinking from the project for a new agenda for reform.
Click here for full details of the event and to confirm your attendance. Breakfast will be available from 07.15am.
Demos is grateful to our partner, NESTA, for their kind support of this project.