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Welcome to Civil society Scotland Wiki![edit | edit source]

Civil society in Scotland can have more influence on public policy if it collaborates openly on policy development.

This site is an offshoot of the The Open Government Pioneers Project, a Big Lottery Uk funded initiative in 2017-2019 to build the capacity of citizens and civil society across the United Kingdom to use open government methods to secure progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • How this site works? We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to shape the decisions that affect their future. We want to see people have more of a say in the issues that matter to them. We want to see that nobody gets left behind. We believe civil society is an important channel to make this happen.
  • What the project will do? We are mobilising a network of people and organisations and supporting them to open up the process through which they work towards the Scottish National Outcomes and Sustainable Development Goals.
  • How to get involved? This site is a shared and open planning space for civil society in Scotland. Use this space to collaborate with SCVO and others openly in policy development.

You can immediately start working on developing this wiki, whenever you want (no wiki experience required). No need to register or sign in, unless you want your ideas to be attributed to you (see who’s been contributing). We want you to directly shape these plans by adding your ideas and content to this Wiki. It will directly inform SCVO's policy work.

This site has been set up by Ruchir Shah, Scottish council for Voluntary Organisations.


Civil society collaboration[edit | edit source]

Name Description SCVO agenda
Future of civil society assessing the future operating environment for the sector, and how we could respond Futures
Policy groups Scotland - list of all known Scottish Government and public sector working groups that engage civil society Voice
Citizens assembly for Scotland Civil society proposals and analysis of using the citizen assembly approach to build a shared vision for Scotland's future Voice
Intermediaries Impact Mapping the activity of third sector intermediaries in Scotland Resilience
Stronger partnerships - Optimising collaboration between Government and third sector Resilience
Rethinking automation Artificial intelligence, automation and the third sector Futures
Rethinking Charity Tax ideas to improve charity taxation in an era of devolution and digitalisation Futures
Rethinking employability ideas to improve employability support in an era of devolution and personalisation Futures
Rethinking health and care ideas from a civil society perspective on reforming health care Futures
Rethinking the value of civil society measure and present the impact of civil society activity better Futures
Post-Brexit structural funds proposals for replacement EU funding and responses to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Resilience
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scotland reviewing the legislation in 2018 Resilience
Community development and Self-directed Support Analysis and case studies from a development project led by SCVO with support from Scottish Government Futures
In Work Poverty the impact of Universal Credit Resilience
UK Society Lotteries reviewing the rules 2018 Resilience
Poverty and human rights preparing for the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur Voice
Impact of digital technologies on social protection and human rights submission for UN Special Rapporteur thematic report to the UN General Assembly Voice
Brexit preparedness checklist and resources for civil society organisations preparing for Brexit Resilience
Third Sector Social Security priorities enabling collaboration and information sharing on social security Voice
Responsible taxation and the SDGs Third sector perspectives on responsible tax in Scotland Voice