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ECEI11 Lessons in Advocacy: Building Networks of Influence Perspectives of a Welshman Nick Batey Welsh Government www.cymr...
 
Population  Density
 
 
 
Digital Wales  “  Digital Wales  is our agenda for delivering a brighter digital future for everyone in Wales.  Through Di...
Policy Skills Funding Human Resources Strategy Action Plan Innovation & Collaboration through ICT
<ul><li>Wheels of Government still turn slowly </li></ul>
Tough Challenges
Digital Inclusion
Digital   Public  Services
Libraries:  key advocates for change
 
Libraries as advocates <ul><li>Access  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Internet access?  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability  </li><...
 
Building Networks of Influence <ul><li>Be clear why! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy formulation/influencing </li></ul></...
Engaging with key stakeholders <ul><li>Attend the EC events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted Living: Lecce It, 26/28 Septemb...
Engaging the Commission <ul><li>Have something to say </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One strong voice, not many </li></ul></ul><ul>...
In Conclusion <ul><li>Understand why </li></ul><ul><li>Be persistent (and understanding) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep repeating ...
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Nick Batey - Day 1, Session 2

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Nick Batey - Day 1, Session 2

  1. 1. ECEI11 Lessons in Advocacy: Building Networks of Influence Perspectives of a Welshman Nick Batey Welsh Government www.cymru.gov.uk
  2. 3. Population Density
  3. 7. Digital Wales “ Digital Wales is our agenda for delivering a brighter digital future for everyone in Wales. Through Digital Wales we’re committed to a smarter, better connected society and economy. “ Carwyn Jones, First Minister
  4. 8. Policy Skills Funding Human Resources Strategy Action Plan Innovation & Collaboration through ICT
  5. 9. <ul><li>Wheels of Government still turn slowly </li></ul>
  6. 10. Tough Challenges
  7. 11. Digital Inclusion
  8. 12. Digital Public Services
  9. 13. Libraries: key advocates for change
  10. 15. Libraries as advocates <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Internet access? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC First Click and Race Online campaigns </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content & resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Library digitisation programme / People's Collection Wales etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equip the advocates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing the skills of library staff </li></ul></ul>
  11. 17. Building Networks of Influence <ul><li>Be clear why! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy formulation/influencing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good practice sharing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accelerating local activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal visibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage with existing networks </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder partnerships </li></ul>
  12. 18. Engaging with key stakeholders <ul><li>Attend the EC events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisted Living: Lecce It, 26/28 September 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eInclusion: Gdansk Pl 5/7 October 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eGov: Poznań Pl 17/18 November 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eHealth, Copenhagen, 7/9 May 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conferences, Workshops and Information Days </li></ul><ul><li>Plug into projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 th Framework, Competitiveness & Innovation Programme; Ambient Assisted Living; Cohesion & Regional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Run/co-host some events/activities </li></ul>
  13. 19. Engaging the Commission <ul><li>Have something to say </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One strong voice, not many </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exemplars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be persistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest time and effort </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be competent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what you are talking about </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SNEs, Regional Offices, Networks, Perm Reps; Politicians </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have realistic expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for win–win </li></ul></ul>
  14. 20. In Conclusion <ul><li>Understand why </li></ul><ul><li>Be persistent (and understanding) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep repeating the obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Never lose sight of the bigger picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making a difference to peoples lives! </li></ul></ul>

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