Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament - what recommendations should Parliament prioritise?

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Sharing the below as this will be of interest to the Network :speech_balloon:

Last year, The Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee commissioned a Citizens’ Panel to support the Committee’s inquiry into public participation. The Citizens’ Panel, made up of 19 randomly selected individuals, was asked to develop recommendations in response to the following question:

How can the Scottish Parliament ensure that diverse voices and communities from all parts of Scotland influence our work?

The panel engaged with a range of expert witnesses to help them to consider the evidence and ideas that were relevant to answering the question. The participants used facilitated discussions, video conferencing and an online platform to deliberate over these issues and form their recommendations.

The Panel made 17 recommendations to the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee and these are detailed in full in this report

Recommendations from the panel include:

The Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee have been looking for views on these recommendations, specifically around what recommendations Parliament should prioritise.

Here is a short video showing the Convenor of the committee, Jackson Carlaw MSP, providing a summary of the consultation underway :film_projector:

If you would like to share your views on the above you can do so via the Parliament’s Your Priorities platform

If you would like support using the online platform or would like to receive a ‘conversation toolkit’ to support a group discussion in your community please email the Participation and Communities Team at :point_right:

:spiral_calendar: Please note this consultation closes Friday 10th February 2023