Co-production Week Scotland took place on 14th - 20th November 2016.
It was a chance to highlight and promote the co-production approach, celebrate good work being done at local and national level and help create a shared vision for co-production in Scotland.
The Scottish Co-production Network organised the week, along with our partners and colleagues across the country who are interested in co-production.
What happened during the week?
During the week, the Network highlighted your co-production events across Scotland. The Scottish Co-production Network also hosted a learning event, and promoted and supported network members in using the week to highlight their co-production activities.
During the week we also published a daily blog from people immersed in the world of co-production and similar approaches to hear a range of thoughts and ideas about how we take co-production further.
We highlighted people's contributions to the Vision for Co-production in Scotland - where we asked people to submit their thoughts, text, pictures and video about their visions.
How did people get involved?
Lots of ways! Co-production Week Scotland was led the more than 1,000 members of the Scottish Co-production Network, along with anyone else who is interested in how co-production is changing how Scotland thinks about public services, community involvement and empowerment.
- Sharing stories - Stories are at the heart of a co-production approach and there's lots of people told theirs using #CoProWeekScot or following @ScotCoPro. Using a postcard to share your vision writing a blog to be featured on the site, creating a digital story using quick videos or sending us your photographs. Learn more >>
- Telling us your vision for Co-production in Scotland - As part of the week we were looking to collect the ideas, inspiration and thoughts of people from across Scotland about how co-production can make a real impact. We're compiling them it into a shared national vision to be launched in 2017. Learn more >>
- Running an event for Co-production Week Scotland - We had more than 10 events run it as part of the week and we highlighted and promoted them all to network members any beyond. It was great to see so many events happening across the country. Learn more >>
Why a week for Co-production in Scotland?
Co-production has come a long way in Scotland, thanks to all of the work and enthusiasm of people like you who have been championing it as a way to have more participative communities and services across the country. In the past we've had national conferences which have brought many of you together to hear first hand the difference co-production makes.
With Co-production Week Scotland, it was time to build on the enthusiasm and messages for a national campaign where we can all contribute our ideas, thoughts and examples of where co-production has made a real difference. We hope the week gave people a new insight into the breadth of co-productive work that's been happening, and also introduce new people to this way of working and thinking.
The week itself was the focus for the campaign, which will be taking place before and afterwards to build up a momentum for taking co-production forward.
What is co-production?
Good question! Co-production can be a little hard to define, and it's used in lots of different ways across many sectors.
Co-production essentially describes a relationship between service provider and service user that draws on the knowledge, ability and resources of both to develop solutions in an equal and reciprocal way.
Co-production can be about services, but also the way entire communities work. Learn more about co-production here.
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