24th January 2022 by Jen Swan
Participatory budgeting can be a powerful way for children and young people to have their say on decisions that affect them.
21st January 2022 by Ellie Snape
In the Digital Engagement team we are focused on enabling Scottish Government to involve people using digital technology. Our new strategy helps us to do just that and we have been busy working towards our objectives in the last year. We are now looking to build a broad community of participation and engagement practitioners, and share their stories and case studies on this blog. We want to hear from you!
23rd November 2021 by Ellie Snape
This year’s CoProWeekScot is taking place this week (22-26 November) and is a chance for people across Scotland to come together and share their co-production stories and learn from each other. CoProWeekScot is organised by the Scottish Co-production Network, which is in turn run by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC). SCDC receives funding from the...
16th November 2021 by Jen Swan
We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Digital Engagement Manager to join the Digital Engagement Team.
24th July 2020 by Niamh Webster
The understated importance of principles and remembering why we do what we do Talking of principles often causes eyes to glaze over, minds to wander and sleepy heads to nod off… But taking an open approach as our key principle guided us. It made our public discussion a success. Easing lockdown has dominated the media...
26th June 2020 by Niamh Webster
Blog by our team member Niamh Webster. Originally published in the Smart Places illustrated blog series of 7 articles featuring thought pieces from a diverse line up of thinkers, practitioners, experts and leaders in this field. Read the other articles in the series and the full programme of events. With thanks to James Albon for the...
11th May 2020 by Dialogue Analysis Team
How we’re asking the public to share and debate their opinions on the steps we can take to move to a new normal.
8th May 2020 by Dialogue Analysis Team
How we're asking the public to share and debate their opinions on the steps we can take to move to a new normal.
26th February 2020 by Sophie Lock
‘Nothing about us without us’ is a mantra I often heard when working at a disability charity. The phrase has been a key part of the disability rights movement. It reflects the belief that decisions should never be made without the involvement of those affected. For many in the world of health and social care,...
19th February 2020 by Niamh Webster
Read Niamh Webster’s presentation from Apolitical’ s online workshop on public engagement in policymaking. Imagine giving a presentation to 700 people all over the world while still wearing your slippers. This happened to me recently. No, not a bad dream, just speaking at a global Apolitical online workshop. Sitting at my kitchen table on video...