The Scottish Parliament’s Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee is looking for feedback from the public and community organisations as part of their inquiry into Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament.
Some individuals and groups are already closely involved in the work of the Scottish Parliament, responding to consultations, writing to MSPs or even starting a petition on an issue that is close to their heart. The Committee wants to find out what is stopping community organisations from becoming more involved with the work of the parliament, and if there are any obstacles that they can help to remove.
Individual members of the public are being asked to respond using a short, multiple-choice survey, while those responding on behalf of community groups should complete this longer and more detailed consultation document.
The closing date for submitting responses is 30th June, and following this first stage of the inquiry, the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee is planning to meet with people and communities to hear more from them about their engagement with the parliamentary process in Scotland.
You can find out more about the inquiry and the work of the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee here: https://yourviews.parliament.scot/cppp/participation-2022/