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TSRF calls for evidence

The Forum is running the following call for evidence:

Call for evidence: Evidencing successful co-production in the third sector

Deadline: 28th of November 2016

Does your organisation have experience of using co-production approaches?  Have you managed to overcome any challenges or barriers to using co-production approaches?

The Scottish Third Sector Research Forum is calling for third sector organisations to share research reports, annual/impact reviews, impact case studies and evaluations of co-production activities (either carried out by your own organisation or by external evaluators).  Your reports will help us to build an evidence base around:

1.   The building blocks of genuine co-production.  These might include:

  • Recognising people as assets
  • Recognising the credibility of people working in co-productive ways
  • Building transparent and accountable relationships between participants
  • Inclusion and equal participation
  • Flexibility for participants to take part – different forms and levels of citizens’ involvement
  • Building social networks
  • Collaborating to co-plan, co-design, co-create, co-manage and co-review innovative, transformative and sustainable services
  • Promoting reciprocity and mutual support
  • Delivering outcomes, not just ‘services’.

 2.   The Solutions to challenges in using co-production approachesFor example, how your organisation has overcome barriers such as:

  • Sharing power and responsibility with service users
  • Making joint decisions
  • Prioritising processes over outcomes
  • Managing short-term timeframes to deliver cost-effective solutions.

Please note we are not exploring the definition of co-production.

Please send your submissions electronically to the Scottish Third Sector Research Forum ( All submissions should be received by 28th of November 2016.

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