The Deliberative Workshops on the Collaborative Economy operated from August to October 2017. They were two public engagement workshops, held in Edinburgh and Glasgow, in which 52 people explored their opinions and conceptions of the collaborative economy.
Problems and Purpose
The workshops were designed to explore public perspectives on five topics in order to ‘sense check’ some of the Panel’s emerging conclusions:
- What is the public’s overall impressions of the collaborative economy?
- When does providing goods or services through collaborative economy platforms shift from feeling like ‘sharing’ to feeling like the provider is trading or operating a business?
- What are consumer’s understanding, expectations, rights and protections in this emerging marketplace?
- What are the public’s preferred options for regulating standards and competition and/or limiting supply, focussing on the peer-to-peer accommodation sector?
- What should be put in place to protect workers, including the self-employed?
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
 Scott, K. (2017). Public perspectives on the Collaborative Economy. involve. http://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/...
Data was sourced from OECD (2020), Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/339306da-en.