‘Participation Week’ –Impressive programme hosted by @scotgov’s Directorate for Local Government and Communities

Image courtesy of So Say Scotland, 2013 'Thinking Together Citizens' Assembly' in Glasgow

Image courtesy of democratic innovators So Say Scotland, 2013 ‘Thinking Together Citizens’ Assembly’ in Glasgow

 ‘Creating the world we want to live in’, Podcast with keynote speakers at the launch of Participation Week

Participation Week begins on the 8th of June with a fast moving Launch Event chaired by Sarah Davidson, Director General Communities at Scottish Government: “Participation and Citizen Ownership – The Challenge for Government” will explore the challenges and the benefits of putting people at the centre of the SG’s work.
You will hear from experts and participate in table discussions about how the SG can transform public services in Scotland by involving people in the decisions that affect their lives. Evidence sessions will be led by Andy Williamson, of Democratise, Oliver Escobar of What Works Scotland and Chris Yui of SCVO.

The programme includes 19 events:

Please note that some of the events take place twice, so check the website to see alternative dates.

2 thoughts on “‘Participation Week’ –Impressive programme hosted by @scotgov’s Directorate for Local Government and Communities

  1. Reblogged this on pdd and commented:
    We are reposting this fascinating piece from PDD member Oliver Escobar’s blog, the Citizen Participation Network. It’s an example of some great democratic innovation work going on in Scotland, showing some systems thinking that is pushing deliberative and participatory democracy to a new level. It is also an example of processes that are almost entirely off the radar of the London-based UK media, and thus not reflected in a great many debates about Scotland in British politics — John P.

  2. Pingback: Defining Scotland’s priorities through public participation

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