Inspirational conference

The ECA was pleased to attend the People Power 2013 conference hosted by the Sheila McKechnie Foundation, fellow members of Democracy Matters, on 24th April. The conference is an annual encouragement and support for organisations and individuals who engage in campaigning and the Sheila McKechnie Foundation is dedicated to helping campaigners to achieve lasting, social, economic and environmental change.

ECA Director and Vice Chair Chris Minter commented that, “the conference was inspirational all the way from the opening keynote speech through to the final quite emotional session with Margaret Aspinall of the Hillsborough Family Support Group. It has reminded me of the importance of our overall objective to campaign for a greater voice of adult learners in their learning.”

Do you know an inspirational campaigner?

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation Campaigner Awards are for people who are just starting out as campaigners or taking action on an issue and who want some support in getting results. You can apply now or nominate someone you know. The categories that might interest ECA members are ‘Environment, Global Action and Social & Economic Justice. The deadline for applications is 1pm on Monday 10th June 2013. More details are at or call Aura on 020 7697 4044.

Date Added: April 25th 2013