11th September 2023 by Local Governance Review
Guest blog on the Local Governance Review’s community engagement ‘Democracy matters’
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.
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.
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,…
18th October 2019 by Sophie Lock
“Citizens’ assemblies are about rebuilding the links between the public and the political system.” Those are the words of Dr Jane Suiter at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics Citizens’ Assemblies event last week.
6th March 2015 by Christian Storstein
Yesterday I joined a whole lot of interesting and passionate people at Democracy Sector Day, organised by Oliver Escobar and colleagues from What Works Scotland.