In Scotland today there is growing interest in finding ways of involving people more directly in policy-making.
But how can we involve people in an engaging and meaningful way? And how can we ensure their involvement actually improves decisions?
This event provided an opportunity to hear about a unique project undertaken by ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh which looked at how to directly involve diverse groups of citizens in decision-making on issues that affect them.
The project team, including Dr Oliver Escobar and Dr Jen Roberts, discussed the bespoke design of the juries and the research findings, and the potential for citizens’ juries to support decision-making in Scotland.
Date: 20 May 2015
Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation