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Escobar to give keynote speech at Scottish Government's Participation Week

Oliver Escobar will speak on Monday, 8 June from 09:30 to 13:00.

Participation Week begins with this fast moving event chaired by Sarah Davidson, Director General Communities at Scottish Government. Participation and Citizen Ownership - The Challenge for Government will explore the challenges and the benefits of putting people at the centre of our work.

You will hear from experts and participate in table discussions about how we can transform public services in Scotland by involving people in the decisions that affect their lives. Evidence sessions will be led by Andy Williamson, of Democritise, Oliver Escobar of What Works Scotland and Chris Yui of SCVO.

Delegates are invited to  a networking lunch at the Grassmarket Community Project when the event finishes at 12.00. Find out more about the Project at

For more information about Participation Week please contact Deirdre Watt on 0131 244 3367 or at

Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
EH1 2QA Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Monday, 8 June 2015 from 09:30 to 13:00 (BST).