Welcome to #CoProWeekScot 2017

Like last year we've been bringing together events, blogs and activity from network members and partners from across Scotland and what a great week we have planned for you. 

This year we're focussing on the theme of power. We'll be asking:

  • How can we address power imbalance through co-production?
  • What are the barriers that inequality of power brings?
  • How do we ensure power is shared equally?

To help answer these questions, network members are hosting a series of events , providing a series of blogs and here at the Scottish Co-production Network, we will be hosting Twitter Chats throughout the week. 

Programme Highlights

Day 1: Monday 27th November

  • Join us from 12-1pm for our Twitter Chat were we will be asking: What are the barriers that inequality of power brings? Join in by using the hashtag #CoProWeekScot. 
  • To continue the converstaion on power, H&SC Academy will also be hosting a Twitter Chat from 2-3pm. 


Day 2: Tuesday 28th November 

  • Gerry Power, Director of Integration of the Alliance  shares with us a blog post exploring this week's theme titled  "Power on Power"
  • GCPH Glasgow's Healtheir Future Forum host the first event of the week "Power, Health and Social Justice"The focus of this event is on how power might be redistributed more equally with communities and how we can collectively realise the vision for greater community empowerment in Scotland. The SCN team will be attending this event and using the hashtag #GHFF20 as well as #CoProWeekScot. 
  • Launch of the Suicide Prevention Strategy co-produced with Alliance H & SC Academy, SAMH and NHS. 


Day 3: Wednesday 29th November 

  • Today's event is hosted by The Alliance which will generate learning centred around the relationship between self managment and co-production. To register your place please follow the link. The SCN team will be attending this event and using the hashtag #CoProWeekScot. 
  • Join us from 12-1pm for our Twitter Chat were we will be asking our second question of the week: How can we address power imbalances through co-production? Join in by using the hashtag #CoproWeekScot. 


Day 4: Thursday 30th November 

  • This morning's blog post is from our very own CHEX colleague Elspeth Gracey on Community-led health 
  • Inspiralba will be hosting a networking event in Argyll. The event will include network sharing, opportunities for collaboration and a session to consider how to take forward the priorities identified for an Argyll Social Enterprise Action Plan for Argyll.  There will also be a Dragons Den for folks with an idea for a new social enterprise, or in the early stages of developing a social enterprise. Read more here.
  • Today marks the launch of "The Power of Stories: 100 Stories of Co-production event. This event will test-screen the new 5-min film ‘Created By Conversation’, plus four other short films. They’re all created as tools to help spread the co-production message beyond the ‘usual suspects’. Register here. The SCN team will be attending this event and using the hashtag #CoProScotWeek 


Day 5: Friday 1st December 

  • What Works Scotland are hosting an event which is looking at the role of co-production, its role in reforming public services and how co-production can best be used to help develop sustainable and effective public services.
  • Join us from 12-1pm for our Twitter Chat were we will be asking our third and final question: How do we ensure power is shared equally?

During the week we will be posting stories and information on Twitter. Follow us to help us share our messages and to join in the discussion. You can also let us know what you're getting up to by using the hashtag #CoProWeekScot. Have a great week!

Get involved

You can take part on Twitter where we'll have chances for interactive discussion through the @ScotCoPro account using #CoProWeekScot.

You can download our 'how to' guide to getting involved in the week here.

You can still get in touch with your events, blogs and activities for the week by emailing sam@scdc.org.uk with details.

It's shaping up to be a great week and we can't wait to kick it all off.

The SCN team


Read about last year's Co-production Week Scotland here.