Tackling climate policy with trusted messengers
1st June 2022 by Karen Fonstad
Following the success of Scotland’s Climate Assembly, the climate change engagement team are building on their experience of public climate conversations to develop their approach further.
NHS Lothian: a new framework for public engagement
26th May 2022 by Simon Malzer - Public Involvement and Engagement Manager, NHS Lothian
Simon Malzer, Public Involvement and Engagement Manager at NHS Lothian, shares some insight into the development of their new Framework for Public Engagement and creating the conditions for public participation in a large organisation.
Creating open, democratic spaces, where people can engage with each other on an equal basis
24th May 2022 by Karen Lawson - Collaborative Learning Lead
An ‘open space’ event is a democratic way for people to host a discussion around a topic that they are interested in. Sometimes this is called an ‘Unconference’, as it’s the people who attend who create the agenda and who host the different sessions. Recently, we hosted an open space event around how we engage with young people.
Power and inclusion in participation
18th May 2022 by Ellie Snape
Participation experts Kelly McBride, David Reilly and Órlaith McAree share their experiences of putting inclusion in participation into practice and reflect on power dynamics and the value of lived experience in decision-making.
Co-designing Scotland’s young people’s forest
21st March 2022 by Ellie Snape
To celebrate International Day of Forests, we asked Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland to tell us more about the landmark Young People's Forest project and how they have been progressing this work with young people.
Taking forward UNCRC implementation in Scotland
16th March 2022 by Ellie Snape
Scottish Government's Empowered Children and Young People’s Team take us through the steps that have been taken towards implementation of the UNCRC with children and young people on the one year anniversary of the passing of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill by Scottish Parliament.
Managing Scotland’s forests: public and community input
3rd March 2022 by Jen Swan
Across all of our work at Forestry Land Scotland, input from the public and communities is encouraged and is very important to us.
Embedding participation in the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission
18th February 2022 by Órlaith McAree
The blog shares insights into the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s approach to embedding participation.
Ending the need for food banks
18th February 2022 by Jen Swan
The Scottish Government has published a draft plan on ending the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity. In this blog we hear from the food insecurities team about how people were involved in its development and what happens next.
Engaging on the Data Strategy for Health and Social Care
16th February 2022 by Jen Swan
In October 2021 with the publication of the refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy, we committed to developing Scotland’s first dedicated Data Strategy for Health and Social Care. In this blog colleagues from the Digital Health and Care team share how they are engaging stakeholder and citizens in the development of this strategy.