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Digitising the Public Sector – Efficiency through Technology

Denmark is world leader in digitising the public sector and ranked first in UN’s E-Government Development Index. Visionary policy decisions has led to that development, but a digital public sector is more than a channel shift and to achieve real efficiency, you need to reconfigure the workflows in the public sector by intelligent use of…


The Scottish approach to public service reform: lessons from What Works Scotland

What Works Scotland (WWS) was set up to inform public service reform in Scotland guided by the 2011 Christie Commission. In this session, WWS will share and discuss key learning from the programme, offering an overview of findings from eight areas of research and practice: Leadership Prevention Evidence Place Participation Partnership Governance Workforce There will…


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

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…


Launch of Scotland Adapts: A Capability Framework for a Climate Ready Public Sector

‘Scotland Adapts: A Capability Framework for a Climate Ready Public Sector’, Adaptation Scotland’s new guidance for the public sector, will be launched on Tuesday 21 May.   This new resource has been developed in collaboration with a wide range of organisations to respond to the experience and needs of the public sector in Scotland. A launch…


Scottish Government’s Open Contracting consultation with civil society

Consultation with civil society on how best to make published procurement information useful and accessible to a wide audience Get Involved – Scotland’s Open Contracting commitment to consultation with society. The Scottish Government and Open Government Network are inviting you to join us on Friday the 21st May for an informal discussion on how best…


SNH Capacity Building Training: Planning related staff in SW Scotland

Scottish Natural Heritage Capacity Building Training – Planning related staff in Southwest Scotland This 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 affected (including when to consult) – HRA’s , Assessment…


WorkNation Scotland

WorkNation Scotland is a free, half-day event that promises to provide an exciting understanding of how transformative technology can unlock the potential in your mobile workforce. The event includes a wide range of speakers who will be providing practical guides and insights that will allow you to improve how your organisation works. AGENDA 9.30 –…


Children & young people: using research & evidence to make change happen

The aim of this seminar is to share the most recent insights and learning on what works in place based approaches to improving outcomes for children and young people. Academics, practitioners and policy makers will share learning and examine the potential offered by working collaboratively to reduce childhood poverty at a neighbourhood level. We will…


Get Heard Scotland: Making Scotland’s transport system work for everyone

Poverty can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs, and transport is vital in supporting efforts to do both. Recognised by Every Child, Every Chance – the Scottish Government’s delivery plan for tackling child poverty – as a key part of efforts to meet poverty reduction targets set by the Child Poverty Act, transport helps to…