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Leith Chooses introduces an innovative way to actively include members of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Leith, but how? David Reilly went along to their event in February and shares all in this blog.
Paul Nelis went along to the Buckhaven PB event and learned that it’s not easy for organisers or voters as they make difficult decisions about the great project ideas that are presented.
Paul Nelis reflects on Letham4All’s approach to voting. The community-led group used multiple methods of voting to engage the wider community. At the voting event in February 2019 they had collected 1,452 votes by using ballot boxes, online voting and in person voting. Around 10% of the population had their say.
With chance for discussion and networking, we'll look at why digital is so important to PB practice going forward in Scotland.
We’ve put together this short survey to help us find out what the training needs are in Scotland, and what training delivery methods would be most useful.
The Big Celebration event on Friday 7th December, at The Inkwell, Elgin, was a joyous occasion where everyone who was involved in tsiMORAY’s latest PB programme had their achievement celebrated.
In this blog, Andrew Paterson from PB Scotland shows how PB is a great way to advance children’s right to participate.
A new card game from Helsinki gives citizens a chance to decide how funds should be used through participatory budgeting.
Annie Cook speaks to Colin Freeman, Community Empowerment Manager for Participatory Budgeting about his experiences running Participatory Budgeting in Dumfries & Galloway.
On the 7th March 2019 Stirling Council announced the launch of its first large-scale participatory budgeting(PB) process.
SRN’s latest blog from Holly Hendry, their Network Officer for the North of Scotland, explores her experience and input into #YouChoose3, a local funding opportunity supported by recovery themes.
Demsoc’s interview with Hanne Bastiaensen about her work on Antwerp's consensus-based PB process .
Young people of Greater Pollok have £200,000 to spend as part of Glasgow's Community Choices participatory budgeting (PB) process
The Democratic Society have published a new report which provides a summary of learning around digital PB in Scotland since 2016.
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