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Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshop for community councils: Glasgow 2016 report
This report covers a workshop on digital engagement for Community Councils supported by the School of Computing's public engagement fund. It was held in Glasgow on 22 March ...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2016). Digital engagement workshops for Community Councils and Registered Tenant Organisations. Scotland: Scottish Government
In October and November 2015 Edinburgh Napier University (Napier) hosted a series of workshops on digital engagement for Community Councillors and representatives of Registere...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2015). digiCC workshop outcomes report. Edinburgh Napier University: Edinburgh Napier University
A workshop on digital engagement by Community Councils (CCs) was hosted by Edinburgh Napier University on 30 January 2015 to which members from 35 CCs came. Facilitated sessio...
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
SmartGov (IST-2001-35399) was a project funded by the European Commission under its Information Society Technologies Programme (IST). The aim of the project was to develop a governmental knowledge-ba...
The EDEN project grew out of the rationale that online information on decision-making leads to greater transparency in governance, as a pre-requisite for online consultation and participation.
The Scottish Parliament accepted its first electronic petition from the ITC's electronic petitioning system.
The ITC (now part of the Centre for Social Informatics) worked with the Scottish Parliame...
06 September 2017
06 September 2017
This seminar reports on recent research designed to understand how community-level elected representatives (Scotland’s community councillors)
1. learn about their roles...
27 January 2016
27 January 2016
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan today publish their report on workshops on digital engagement for Community Council and Registered Tenant Organisation members. Key find...
Ryan, B. & Cruickshank, P. (2013). Scottish Community Councils online: the 2014 survey. Scotland: Community Councils Network
This document reports the results of a survey, carried out in late spring 2014, of the public web presences of potentially over 1300 Scottish Community Councils (CCs). It foll...
Taylor-Smith, E., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Visnapuu, T., Vister, B. & Kimpeler, S. (2010). HUWY D6.1. engagement and impact criteria
This deliverable describes the methodology that will be used for the HUWY evaluation process in all 4 participating countries. It records the basis of the model, in terms of e...
Taylor-Smith, E., Gibson, G., Kimpeler, S., O'Kane, F., McCusker, P., Rößler, A. & Visnapuu, T. (2010). HUWY D7.3. Sustainability and Scalability Plan. Edinburgh: European Commission
The HUWY project is piloting a distributed discussion model for eParticipation in which young people?s discussions, on Internet policy issues, are networked together by “hub” ...
Taylor-Smith, E., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. & Visnapuu, T. (2010). HUWY D6.2. User engagement report
The User Engagement Report assesses HUWY project?s success in engaging its two main user groups: young people and policy-makers. 1. Did the HUWY project achieve its objectives...
Kimpeler, S., Lehner, C., Lindner, R., Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. & Taylor-Smith, E. (2010). HUWY D7.4 Results. Edinburgh: European Community
HUWY (Hub Websites for Youth Participation) was an eParticipation Preparatory Action project, which piloted a distributed (networked) discussion. The pilot ran in Estonia, Ger...
Kimpeler, S., Lindner, R., Taylor-Smith, E. & Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P. (2012, July). Supporting young people's political participation through distributed discussion - lessons obtained from an EU pilot. Paper presented at IPSA XXII World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Spain
Several studies recently identified risks and advantages to young people in using the Internet and explicitly recognise the importance of young people’s informed involvement i...
Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, P., Taylor-Smith, E., & Kimpeler, S. (2011, September). Youth participation through distributed discussion. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, Tallinn, Estonia
The paper describes an eParticipation project, piloted in four EU countries: Estonia, Germany, Ireland and the UK. HUWY, Hub Websites for Youth Participation, was an initiativ...
Taylor-Smith, E. (2010, December). eParticipation to support the Information Society. Paper presented at ePractice workshop on eParticipation, European Commission, Brussels
eParticipation lives in the Internet. The Internet technologies that help us to organise and share information are changing the way we live and work: we live in an Information...
Gibson, G., McCusker, P., & Taylor-Smith, E. (2010, June). Online tools and their Impact on young people. Paper presented at ECEG 2010 10th European Conference on eGovernment, University of Limerick, Ireland
The emergence of social media tools and the enthusiasm by which young people have embraced theses tools as one of their primary modes of interaction is well documented in many...
Davenport, E., & Horton, K. (2005, January). Computerization movements as a frame for E-Government studies. Paper presented at Social Informatics Workshop: Extending the Contributions of Professor Rob Kling to the Analysis of Computerization Movements, CRITO, The Beckman Center, UC Irvine, USA, March 11-12,
Cruickshank, P., Ryan, B., & Smith, C. (2014). Disconnected Democracy? A Survey of Scottish Community Councils' Online Presences. Scottish Affairs, 23(4), (486-507). doi:10.3366/scot.2014.0045. ISSN 0966-0356
Community Councils are the bottom rung of Scotland’s democracy ladder, having few – but highly significant – statutory consultative duties (especially with regard to planning)...
Taylor-Smith, E. (2012). Review of 'Innovations in Participatory Politics' by B. Loader and D. Mercea, eds. Information Polity. 18, 93-96. doi:10.3233/IP-130298. ISSN 1570-1255
Brian Loader and Dan Mercea rally a group of political/social/media scientists to shed light on social media and democracy. Is social media supporting transformations of democ...
The Highland Council
ITC worked with Highland Youth Voice (a youth parliament in the Highland Region) from 2000 to 2008. An e-voting website, with a discussion form, supported the parliament's first elections in 2000. Fro...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Core44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
5 September 2017
27 January 2016