Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?



England policy round-up: August/September 2022

This new edition covers policy/research papers from late July-early October 2022 – a tumultuous time economically, politically and constitutionally, with the death of Queen Elizabeth and a shaky start from the incoming prime minister.

England & Wales Briefing
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Community planning

The latest Global Local is packed full of resources on the topic of community planning to support local governments and their communities.


Community assemblies and climate action

For this episode of the Global Local podcast, LGIU’s Freya Millard chats with Elke Weissmann and Belinda Tyrrell from the Edgehill University about their recent project on using citizen assemblies to address climate change on a local level.

Global Podcast Blog

Scotland policy round-up October 2022

Covering August and September 2022, this latest policy round-up includes a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland. This briefing will be of interest to everyone working in local government and public services.

Scotland Briefing
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Global Local bulletin: Human trafficking and modern-day slavery

We explored the ways local government can intervene in human trafficking and modern-day slavery – including creating stronger procedures to identify individuals in these situations and facilitating their recovery.


Modern slavery and the role of local government

This week’s Global Local bulletin focuses on modern slavery and the role local government can play in prevention, detection and support for victims.

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