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Culture Change Octopus: ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award
SWEA is a devolved funding scheme delivering Wellcome Research Enrichment for Public Engagement within Scotland. Recently awarded Phase 2 funding, the multiple arms of this “octopus” (including researchers, Public Engagement Professionals, community partners and delivery partners) have successfully delved into and changed Scottish engagement culture - making it more responsive, collaborative and inclusive, and empowering PEPs. This enhances funding applications and their success rates, ultimately leading to high quality PE. The session presented transformative examples of the funded projects, collaborative processes and empowered PEPs! Session participants deliberated together and crowdsourced and collated ideas to address their own barriers and bottlenecks.
Michaela Omelkova contributed to this session by talking about her experiences of applying for and being awarded funding from the scheme to fund her project, Care to Share.