Co-production and participatory budgeting

SCN Learning Event
Thursday, 20th July 2017
9.30am for 10am start - 2pm, including lunch
The Mews, Edinburgh 

This learning event will explore the relationship between co-production, participatory budgeting and commissioning processes and highlight real examples about what works in co-producing budgets.

Co-production is about involving people in the design and delivery of public services, helping to change their relationship with services to be more equal.

Recently, we have seen a surge of activity in Scotland where communities are working together to decide how to allocate funding to community activity through participatory budgeting (PB). But how can we capitalise on this shift of power? How can we ensure that where communities are taking control of local budgets they are engaging in meaningful processes? How do we support a shift in power that enables them to continue to influence change in their communities?

Register your interest here

We'll hear from organisations sharing their experience developing participatory budgeting processes in their local communities.

Participants will have the opportunity work with other network members to draw the learning from these examples and have a go at some participatory tools which support working in this way.

Registrations of interest for this event will be open untl 7th July 2017. Places will be limited and we'll confirm places via email.

Register your interest here. For more information contact alex.macdonald@scdc.org.uk.