Phase 2: The Senedd Event
A special event will be held on Saturday 19 March 2016, to conclude the first phase of the Big Democracy Project and to launch and the second phase. This will be a day-long event held in and around the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay as part of the Welsh Assembly’s 10th birthday celebrations. The Senedd event will include debates and discussions, and culminate with an Assembly in the foyer during the evening.
This event will be a unique opportunity to bring together members of the public, artists, political activists and analysts, and mainstream politicians to discuss the burning issues they feel are facing Wales and the political landscape, both nationally and internationally.
There will be three points of focus for the day:
1. To create a platform and opportunity for political debate and discussion. This can be in the form of a speakers’ corner or talks/presentations that fall under the general theme of democracy. It could include performance, music, art etc.
2. To create a performance/debate event that explores the four themes discussed in the four regional Assemblies.
3. To identify the big theme or issue that Wales would most like to debate – this theme will become the focus for the third phase of the BDP.