The Directorate for Local Government and Communities in Scotland kicks off a weeklong event series today that aims to explore what a more people-centric and participatory government might look like. From Eventbrite:

Participation Week is a chance for all of us involved in public services to learn together about how we involve people more in the development and delivery of policies and services and think about the impact that can make. It will provide space to think about how we put people at the centre of our work, why this matters and explore what we really mean by ‘participation’. As well as an opportunity to share experiences, ideas, tools and techniques, the sessions will include conversations about what support is needed to deliver greater participation.

The program includes sessions on digital engagement and public participation in the planning process.

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