Building on our ongoing Developing Coproductive Capacities research with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), we invited Arnau Monterde – a supervisor of Barcelona’s Decidim platform – to share Barcelona’s experience in integrating digital platforms as part of a wider transformation of the democratic process.

As Space in Common has come to an end, we’ve created a short report assessing what was achieved and sharing some of the key points learnt from these discussions.

On Friday 5 July, Councillors, council officers, and participants from the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector joined us at Federation House for a half-day workshop exploring findings from focus groups re-examining the role of local Councillors. This was the closing stakeholder event for our ARC project, Testing the 21st Century Councillor framework, delivered in partnership with North West Employers.

On Monday 1 July, we gathered in the Defiant room at Federation House in Manchester for the third in a series of events intended to explore how the networks around Jam and Justice might pioneer Greater Manchester as a model of co-production. The main event began with a cake-cutting, marking the official opening of Jam & Justice’s National Co-Production Week activities. And yes, the cake was every bit as good as it looks.

More than sixty people gathered at the Ziferblat event space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to celebrate the publication of the report, How can we govern cities differently? The promise and practices of co-production.

This blogpost takes a close look at the data underpinning the Infographic in Jam and Justice's report, How can we govern cities differently? The promise and practices of co-production.

During a visit to Gothenburg in March 2019, the Jam and Justice delegation held three workshops with officers from Gothenburg City Council and Gothenburg Region Assocation of Local Authorities. In this 6th post from the translocal learning series, Jam and Justice ARC member Adrian Ball reflects how preparing to speak in Gothenburg prompted him to appreciate the ways the project had influenced his day job.

Adrian writes:

For post five in our Trans-local Learning mini-series, Fiona Bottrill, Justice and Engagement Programme Manager in West Midlands Combined Authority, reflects on her experience visiting Gothenburg Region. Fiona writes: