Countdown to World Children’s Day
14th November 2022 by Caroline McMenemy
The Empowered Children and Young People’s Team at Scottish Government celebrate World Children’s Day. They invite young people to sign up to UNICEF’s Voices of Youth project and share the work they’ve been doing to support children’s rights.
Join the team: Senior Digital Engagement Manager
16th November 2021 by Jen Swan
We are currently seeking applications for a Senior Digital Engagement Manager to join the Digital Engagement Team.
How the principle of openness guided the public discussion on easing lockdown
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…
A weekend of coronavirus (Covid-19) Dialogue
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.
A global public engagement talk – while still wearing my slippers
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…
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….
The Rise of E-Democracy
27th June 2017 by Chris Connolly
It seems as though everyone is trying to understand what digital democracy is in practice, but what do we mean by e-democracy or digital democracy?