WWS and SCDC collaborating on review of community councils in Scotland

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.

Paris and Participatory Budgeting: three insights into how public services learn on international visits

In this blog What Works Scotland research associate Richard Brunner explores how public services in Scotland can learn from international evidence and offers three early insights from a study trip to Paris supported by What Works Scotland.

Paris and Participatory Budgeting: reflections from Glasgow on the PB study visit to Paris

In this guest blog post Evelyn O’Donnell from Glasgow City Council describes some highlights and some early learning points from a two-day study visit to Paris for members of the Glasgow Participatory Budgeting Collaborative Action Research group, supported by What Works Scotland.

Paris and Participatory Budgeting: perceptions, participation and parallels from a Fife perspective

In this guest blog post Coryn Barclay, Julie Dickson, and David McGrath from Fife Council reflect on what they learned from a fact-finding visit to Paris to look at how participatory budgeting is being delivered in an international context. The study trip was supported by What Works Scotland.