Postponement of Assembly Meetings

The Citizens’ Assembly meetings planned for 27-29 March and 24-26 April will be postponed in line with the new public health measures announced yesterday on coronavirus.  

This decision has been taken by the Convener on the advice of the Assembly Secretary and after consulting a reference group of Assembly members.  The Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs, on behalf of the Scottish Government, supports this decision.  

The Assembly will reconvene to complete its work as soon as it is safe to do so.  In the meantime, urgent consideration is being given to how the work of the Assembly can continue through digital activity.

We have informed our members and will continue to communicate with them regularly. We have not taken this decision lightly, but the health and wellbeing of all Assembly members is our top priority and it is important to provide as much certainty as we can in these difficult times
 

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Summary

The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland is coming together to address the following 3 questions:

  • What kind of country are we seeking to build?

  • How best can we overcome the challenges Scotland and the world face in the 21st century, including those arising from Brexit? 

  • What further work should be carried out to give us the information we need to make informed choices about the future of the country?

These are included within the Remit and Terms of Reference for the Assembly, which sets out how the Assembly will operate. The Convener has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding, setting out the arrangements in place to allow the Citizens’ Assembly to deliver on it’s remit independently.


Rewatch the Citizens' Assembly sessions.

100 citizens. 6 weekends between autumn 2019 and spring 2020. 3 topics to discuss. 2 Conveners. 1 Citizens' Assembly of Scotland.

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The Timeline

The Citizens’ Assembly will take place over six months starting the weekend of October 26th.

Look at the full timeline of the assembly, as well as weekend summaries.

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The Process

Citizens’ Assemblies and other participative forums like this have been used in other places around the world and have achieved fantastic results.

Find out more about the Citizens' Assembly of Scotland’s unique process, and learn how it will run.

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Convener's Blog and Member's stories

We regularly post updates to let the public see what people that are participating in the process think.

Read the stories from the Convener and Members'.

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Common Questions

Not everyone has heard of a Citizens’ Assembly – questions are part of the process.

If you have any questions about the Assembly, have a look at our Common Questions page.

Then the discussion begins
Weekend One: 26-27 October
Edinburgh
Weekend Two: 29 Nov-1 December
Glasgow
Weekend Three: 17-19 January
Glasgow
Weekend Four: 21-23 February
Glasgow
Weekend Five: Date tbc
Glasgow
Weekend Six: Date tbc
Glasgow