This research explores how key stakeholders and potential users of the Participation Request mechanism articulate and frame the associated challenges and opportunities. The Scottish Government introduced a new process for community engagement, known as Part 3 (Participation Requests) of the
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.
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.
Resources about participatory governance in Scotland, including community councils, mini-publics, citizens’ juries, and involvement in democracy.
Insights into co-production of public services, including analysis of successful examples and reflections on issues and opportunities in co-production.
Resources and research to support community engagement including the national standards, issues of inequality, and developing skills for facilitating meaningful and useful engagement.
About participation requests and their role in community empowerment and making improvements to public services.
Conference focused on engaging with research insights into what works, and what does not, in community empowerment, as well as discussing implications for the future of policy and practice in Scotland.
What Works Scotland’s Jane Cullingworth writes about The Big Lottery Fund’s 2016 report—The Future of ‘Doing Good’ in the UK, and one of the launch events it organised across the UK to stimulate discussion.