Refresh Government Consultations

On 2nd September 2016, members of the Open Government Scotland Network met at Lauriston Halls, Edinburgh, to discuss possible committments for a Scotland Open Government Action Plan. One idea was to refresh the government consultation process to make it fit for purpose.

Why the contribution is important

o Standard 3 month government consultations are not participative and serve a narrow purpose

o Timescales need to reflect the complexity and size of issues being raised.

o Institute a practice of open neutral government consultations – i.e. not done or analysed by the people responsible for the policy

by PaulBradley on June 06, 2018 at 03:22PM

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  • Posted by Swannie July 27, 2018 at 14:17

    I think the key issue with government consultations is communication, letting the general public know how to participate and why they should.

    I also think my last comment on education relates too, there needs to be more education to encourage and empower people to get involved.
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