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.

Participation Requests are a new legislative tool that enable a community group or body to request to be part of decision-making processes that seek to improve outcomes.

The researchers, based at Edinburgh University, have already undertaken data collection and are currently analysing the findings with the intention of producing and sharing a short research report during 2018.

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See general information on Participation Requests in Scotland on the Scottish Community Development Centre website