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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSEXECUTIVE SUMMARYCHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND AND METHOD 1.1 Background 1.2 Definitions 1.3 Method CHAPTER 2: RANGE OF CIVIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN IN 2004 2.1 Policy initiatives supported by civic participation activities 2.2 Civic participation activities reported 2.3 Nature of civic participation activities reported 2.4 Aims of civic participation activities 2.5 Targeting civic participation activities 2.6 Gaps in achieved respondents/participants 2.7 Ongoing engagement 2.8 Summary of key points CHAPTER 3: PLANNING OF AND SUPPORT FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION 3.1 Sources of advice 3.2 Roles of others involved 3.3 Future support needs 3.4 Civic participation network 3.5 Scottish Executive civic participation ethos and support 3.6 Summary of key points CHAPTER 4: EFFECTIVENESS OF CIVIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES 4.1 Extent to which participation activities met their aims 4.2 Aspects of activities which worked particularly well 4.3 Aspects of activities which did not work well 4.4 Views on future use of activities 4.5 Intentions to evaluate the activity 4.6 Extent to which policy initiatives were influenced by activities 4.7 Other direct or indirect benefits to emerge as a result of civic participation activity 4.8 Summary of key points CHAPTER 5: EXPERIENCE OF USING the CONSULTATION REGISTRATION AND EVALUATION SYSTEM (CRES) 5.1 Experience of registering with CRES 5.2 Perceptions of CRES 5.3 Feedback on difficulties experienced with CRES 5.4 Changes which respondents wished to see made to CRES 5.5 Summary of key points CHAPTER 6: COMMENTARY ON FINDINGS 6.1 Scope of research 6.2 Type of activity 6.3 Issues of evaluation of activity 6.4 Difficulties encountered 6.5 Summary of overarching recommendations 6.6 Summary of specific recommendations ANNEX 1: SUMMARY OF IAP2 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SPECTRUMANNEX 2: SURVEY OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITY IN THE SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE WITHIN 2004ANNEX 3: TOPIC GUIDE FOR CASE STUDIESANNEX 4: TOPIC GUIDE FOR TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS RELATING TO CRES
Table 1: Average number of civic participation activities per initiative by DepartmentTable 2: Proportionate use of different activities by Scottish Executive DepartmentsTable 3: Aims of civic participation activitiesTable 4: Targeting of civic participation activityTable 5: Targeting of participation activities by DepartmentTable 6: Sources of advice sought by staff when developing and executing civic participation activitiesTable 7: Nature of involvement of Scottish Executive staff and external organisations in Scottish Executive civic participation activityTable 8: Extent to which participation activities met their aimsTable 9: Extent to which participation activities met their aims by DepartmentTable 10: Extent to which individual participation activities met their aimsTable 11: Evaluation plans by civic participation activityTable 12: Perceived extent of civic participation activity influence on policy initiativesTable 13: Experience of using CRES
Figure 1: Departmental distribution of policy initiatives supported by civic participation activities in 2004Figure 2: Breakdown of civic participation activities undertaken in 2004Figure 3: Application of findings on purpose of activity to IAP2 Model of Public ParticipationFigure 4: Comments supporting assessments that activities had largely met their aimsFigure 5: Comments supporting assessments that activities had largely met their aims only partiallyFigure 6: Percentage of activities perceived to have "highly influenced" or "very highly influenced" their respective policy initiatives by Department
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.
This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.
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