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.
20th May 2022 by Jen Swan
In the last year, tea (yes, tea!) has helped to initiate over 170 conversations between over 240 Scottish Government employee’s about public engagement and participation.
7th April 2022 by Jen Swan
An independent, web-based mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, through which the people of Scotland can give anonymous, real-time feedback about healthcare services.
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.
18th February 2022 by Órlaith McAree
The blog shares insights into the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s approach to embedding participation.
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.
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.
3rd February 2022 by Jen Swan
Faith and belief stakeholders represent a large cross-section of the population of Scotland, making them valuable contributors to policy development.
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!