Developing Participatory Budgeting in Scotland

This event will examine next steps for developing participatory budgeting in Scotland.

Empowering communities

The Scottish Government has been supporting participatory budgeting (PB) as a tool for community engagement through its Community Choices programme for almost 5 years.

In light of this milestone Holyrood are pleased to present this timely event which will scrutinise lessons learnt from past experiences of PB in Scotland.

Delegates will also have a chance to hear good practice case studies from Scotland and further afield, as well as key priorities for mainstreaming and scaling up PB initiatives.

Finally, delegates will consider the role of PB in the wider context of policy aimed at boosting community empowerment.

Key issues we will address with you

  • The story so far: key lessons from PB initiatives since 2015
  • Learning from others: good practice from Scotland and further afield
  • Mainstreaming and scaling up PB in Scotland
  • PB within the wider context of community empowerment

Confirmed speakers

  • Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Scottish Government
  • Simon Cameron, Development Manager - Participatory Budgeting, COSLA
  • David Reilly, Development Manager, Scottish Community Development Centre
  • David Simpson, Head of Housing and Communities, Dundee City Council
  • Kelly McBride, Scotland Director, The Democratic Society
  • Holly Hendry, Network Officer - North of Scotland, Scottish Recovery Network

Who should attend

  • Scottish Government
  • Local authorities
  • Community councils
  • Third sector organisations

Agenda*

10:00 Registration

10:45 Welcome and introduction by the Chair

Professor Alan Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Local and Public Management, University of Strathclyde

Session 1: Context and Overview of PB in Scotland

10:50 PB: The Story So Far

  • PB achievements and challenges from a community and practitioner perspective 

David Reilly, Development Manager, Scottish Community Development Centre

11:10 Dundee Decides

  • How Dundee City Council delivered Dundee Decides
  • Lessons learned
  • What next 

David Simpson, Head of Housing and Communities, Dundee City Council

11:30 Q&A

11:50 Scottish Government Priorities for PB

Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Scottish Government

12:00 Q&A

12:20 Lunch and Networking

Session 2: Developing PB in Scotland

  • Exchanging ideas and good practice
  • Mainstreaming PB and opportunities for scaling up
  • Interaction between PB and the Community Empowerment Act

13:05 Next Steps for Mainstreaming PB

Simon Cameron, Development Manager - Participatory Budgeting, COSLA

13:30 Recovery Focused PB

Holly Hendry, Network Officer - North of Scotland, Scottish Recovery Network
Elidh Brown
Programme Coordinator, Our Communities Drugs and Alcohol Initiative, tsiMORAY

13:55 PB as a Tool for Improving Democratic Engagement

Kelly McBride, Scotland Director, The Democratic Society

14:20 Interactive Roundtable Session

14:45 Q&A

​15:10 Chair's Closing Remarks

Professor Alan Alexander, Emeritus Professor of Local and Public Management, University of Strathclyde

15.15 End of event

*Agenda subject to change



Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees. 

 

 

Venue

NASUWT, 35 Young Street N. Ln, Edinburgh EH2 4JD | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Special Community Council Rate:  1 place £99 + VAT (eligible for all community councils)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

Dates
19 March 2019

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