Book chapter about participatory budgeting in Scotland and its interplay with public service reform, community empowerment and social justice in a global survey of 30 years of participatory budgeting.
Peer learning opportunity, organised by What Works Scotland and the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective (ARC) based in Greater Manchester, which offered a range of facilitated peer exchange and learning activities focused on our shared interests and approaches.
What Work Scotland researchers are undertaking a small research project into policy implementation and third sector-state relations focussing on the Scottish Government’s introduction of Participation Requests as part of the Community Empowerment Act.
Summary report that shares the findings from a trial of a ‘mini-public’ process, focussed on a community bonfire, to enable communities and public services to interact more meaningfully.
Report which describes the process by which STRiVE, the TSI for East Lothian, with support from What Works Scotland, opened a conversation with local third sector organisations to discuss effective participation and representation.
This seminar examined what we can learn from the experience of holding a Citizens’ Assembly about Brexit and considered the role of participatory processes like this in current decision-making in Scotland.
What Works Scotland research associate Dr Claire Bynner presented the keynote address at Stronger Communities, the Perth and Kinross Community Planning Conference, on Wednesday 15 November 2017.
What Works Scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are carrying out participatory research with community councillors, support officers and key local and national stakeholders to identify how community councils can have greater relevance and explore what opportunities exist for them to make a difference in the areas they represent.
The What Works Scotland response on issues of citizenship and civic engagement to the UK House of Lords in September 2017.
What Works Scotland co-director Dr Oliver Escobar is to speak at a workshop on the institutionalisation of participatory and deliberative democracy organised by The Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London.