This research explores how key stakeholders and potential users of the Participation Request mechanism articulate and frame the challenges and opportunities associated with this process. The Scottish Government introduced a new process for community engagement, known as Part 3 (Participation
Policy briefing that reviews how participatory budgeting (PB) has become central to advancing three policy agendas in Scotland – public service reform, community empowerment and social justice – and examines the requirements to mainstream PB including the co-production of new systems, new mindsets and ways of working.
A working paper examining the findings of four What Works Scotland researchers during a three-year programme to explore collaborative action research with four community planning partnerships.
Research report that considers how public service leadership is changing in the era of community empowerment, collaboration and co-production, and how leadership can rise to the challenge.
Report and executive summary of the findings from the second survey of community planning officials in Scotland, conducted in 2018. It compares the results to those from the 2016 survey and offers an overview of key dynamics, challenges and accomplishments over those two years, with a particular focus on the Community Empowerment Act.
Archived newsletter from October 2018.
Coryn took part in took part in an international learning visit to Paris in December 2016. Two years on, she revisited the city to take part in the Third National Meeting of Participatory Budgeting.
What Works Scotland will conclude its formal programme of work at the end of December 2018 but our resources will still be available online.
What Works Scotland is sharing knowledge about ways of enabling communities to make their voice heard, take part in decision-making and generate constructive dialogue from differing viewpoints as part of a global campaign starting tomorrow (16 November 2018). Speak! 2018
Link to a film on facilitation training in Aberdeenshire, a workshop aimed at developing people’s skills, to enable them to work more effectively with their local communities and achieve better engagement with all populations.