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Connect with our community of experts and policymakers to further the impact of local government with LGIU Events. Join us for everything from connective policy roundtables to supportive training courses to informative Ask the Expert sessions. We would also be thrilled to collaborate on bespoke training for your council.  Check out our in-house training for more information or contact training@lgiu.org to customise your curriculum today.

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Our Money, Our Planet in Edinburgh

PB Partners are delivering a series of free events across the UK in response to the Climate Change emergency. Participatory Budgeting is an effective way for local authorities, and other statutory bodies to respond to this existential threat, and mobilise and enable communities take action themselves. This event is designed to raise awareness and consider…

Scotland

Local Climate Adaptation Leadership Event

On Wednesday June 19 2019 at Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow City Council and COSLA will organise a training event for Scottish elected members on climate adaptation. This comes from participation in the EU Urban Agenda and Partnership for Climate Adaptation, a platform supported by the European Commission to bring cities together with partners to address…

Scotland

One-day symposium: Health and Inequalities in an Era of Crises

This one-day symposium will explore the implications for health and inequalities in an ‘era of crises’. About this Event The past decade has seen widespread political and social upheaval, with the global economic recession heralding a period of austerity, heightened tensions over immigration, and the rise of right-wing populism in many countries. These changes highlight…

Scotland

Designing a world leading recycling system in Scotland

Join us for a panel discussion examining how a deposit return scheme will work in Scotland and how it could sit alongside the introduction of extended producer responsibility reforms throughout the UK. Waste is a devolved matter, and Scotland is pushing ahead of the rest of the UK when it comes to implementing a DRS,…

Scotland

SNH Capacity Building Training – Planning related staff at Clydeplan Authorities

Sc0ttish Natural Heritage Capacity Building Training – Planning related staff at Clydeplan Authorities 3rd June 2019 : 09.30 – 13.15 The training is to develop the capacity & knowledge base of local authority staff around the topic areas of: – Protected Species , when surveys needed, relevant legislation – Planning Applications , relevant issues when designated sites might be…

Scotland

National Islands Plan Consultation

The National Islands Plan will set out how Scottish Government, local authorities and other public agencies will work to improve outcomes for island communities. Together with the Scottish Government Islands Team and Scottish Island Federation, SCELG is committed to capture the dreams, aspirations and concerns of those who live on and those who have an…

Scotland

SNH Capacity Building Training: Planning related staff in Central Belt

Scottish Natural Heritage Capacity Building Training – Planning related staff in Central Belt Local Authorities The training is to develop the capacity & knowledge base of staff around the topic areas of : – Protected Species , when surveys needed, relevant legislation – Planning Applications , relevant issues when designated sites might be affected (including when to consult) – HRA’s ,…

Scotland

Smart Partnerships: Purpose-led Smart Services for Young People (East)

Seminars, brought to you by Young Scot and COSLA, for Local Authority senior officers and elected members to learn, share and discuss the ways that Young Scot and the shared smart service of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card can support local objectives. For over thirty five years, Young Scot have been creating opportunities for…

Scotland

Smart Partnerships: Purpose-led Smart Services for Young People (West)

Seminars, brought to you by Young Scot and COSLA, for Local Authority senior officers and elected members to learn, share and discuss the ways that Young Scot and the shared smart service of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card can support local objectives. For over thirty five years, Young Scot have been creating opportunities for…

Scotland

Midlothian’s Nudges – Making a Difference – Behavioural Insights Exploration

Behavioural insights involves using nudges to change behaviour which can improve outcomes and reduce financial spend. https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/efficiency-and-income-generation/behavioural-insights/what-are-behavioural-insights In this video, Tim Pearse, Head of Local Government at the Behavioural Insights Team, explains what behavioural insights is in the context of our work in councils and how different techniques can help influence people’s behaviour in order to…

Scotland