The AoG was established as a meeting ground for government in the broadest sense: this is an informed but neutral space for 'policy talk' among the members and representatives of civil service, local authority, NGO, research and neighbourhood communities. We have many different ways of bringing people together and making talk happen...
Workshops bring together invited participants to think through an immediate issue of shared interest or concern. They are action-oriented, designed to generate specific proposals for further work.
Open meetings for all with an interest in an issue, including members of the public as well as policy makers, practitioners researchers and other stakeholders.
Sustained conversations among members of a policy community. Regular meetings make it possible to explore different dimensions of an issue in detail, creating space for offline reflection and discussion among all those engaged in an issue as it unfolds.
The Citizen Participation Network (CPN) includes 600 citizens, researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in a range of policy fields in Scotland and beyond.
Join us from government or the community to work with an academic partner in developing a new project or proposal. This scheme is designed to help you access university resources in a structured way.
The Buchanan Institute is Edinburgh's first and Scotland's only student-led think tank, bringing together students and staff to turn ideas into concrete policy proposals.