Let’s Talk Scottish Education: Our National Discussion
1st November 2022 by Professor Carol Campbell and Professor Alma Harris
Hear from the independent facilitators of the National Discussion on Scottish education about what the National Discussion is and why they want learners, parents, carers and education professionals to participate in the Discussion.
Paths for All – dementia friendly health walks
9th June 2022 by Jen Swan
Paths for All, who are part funded by Scottish Government, involved people with dementia in the planning and design of their dementia friendly walking programme. We invited Carl Greenwood, Senior Development Officer at Paths for All to share the positive impact this has had. At Paths for All, we support a network of over 670…
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.
Young people’s participation with LGBT Youth Scotland
28th February 2022 by Ellie Snape
LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people. They have also been doing participation work with young people for well over 10 years. I sat down with Sarah Anderson, the LGBT Youth Scotland Policy and Participation Officer for a chat about the work they do.
Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Scottish education
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.
CoProWeekScot 2021 – Talking co-production in Scottish Government
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…
Fire Starter Festival and the power of deliberative democracy
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,…
Citizens’ assemblies and the future of democracy
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.
Meet the team
30th September 2019 by Niamh Webster
What does the Digital Engagement Team at the Scottish Government do? We want to make it easier for people to get involved in government’s work. We provide the tools and expertise so the government can consult and involve the public using the latest in digital technology. Democracy is at the heart of what we do….