Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan today publish their report on workshops on digital engagement for Community Council and Registered Tenant Organisation members. Key findings include CCs’ frequent lack of human resources, without which digital engagement their citizens is a non-starter.
27/01/2016 27/01/2016 Other Event (upcoming)
Peter Cruickshank and Bruce Ryan’s work around internet use by Community Councils was praised by Marco Biagi MSP (Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment) at a Fairer Scotland event for Community Councils on Wednesday 16 September. A full report is here.
24/09/2015 11/09/2015, Glasgow Other News (upcoming)
We will be facilitating four workshops around digital engagement for community councillors (CCs) across Scotland. The primary purpose of this programme is to use a community of practice model to extend networking, problem elucidation and solving opportunities to more CCs.
03/06/2015 Autumn 2015 Other Event (upcoming)
Following on from their recent and ongoing work on use of online communication by Scottish Community Councils (CCs), Peter and Bruce have been funded to study how three neighbouring CCs improve their engagement with their citizens.
10/07/2014 Funding (upcoming)
Staff in IIDI's Centre for Social Informatics have published the results of a survey of over 1500 Scottish community councils. Scottish Community Councils online: a survey shows that under a quarter (22%) of Scottish community councils maintain an updated online public presence.
06/11/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Ella Taylor-Smith gave a presentation at ePart 2012: fourth international conference on eParticipation (ePart 2012) held in Kristiansand, Norway. The presentation gave an overview of ideas from the paper Participation Spaces, which is published in the conference proceedings.
05/09/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
As part of the Festival of Politics Peter will on a panel on Thursday August 25 discussign the topic "Has Twitter changed the world? Social media and Scottish politics". The thrust of the debate is to consider whether the use of Twitter (and other social media) by participants in events such as the...
03/06/2011 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
On 23 March, Peter Cruickshank represented Edinburgh Napier University, presenting the evaluation of the EuroPetition project. The evaluation used socio-technical concepts to ensure that the impact on citizens' self-efficacy was central to the work done.
06/04/2011 Other News (upcoming)
In an overview of e-petitions in the latest issue of Government Computing, Kable (part of the Guardian Media group) surveyed experiences and practices across the UK, including the positive experience of the e-petitioning system which the ITC helped design with the Scottish Parliament.
02/02/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Peter Cruickshank, Colin F Smith, Ella Taylor-Smith, Valeri Wiegel: ITC presentation on e-petitions to Bundestag delegation Peter, Colin and Ella have been invited to make a presentation of their experiences with e-petitioning and e-democracy generally to a delegation of MPs and officials from the...
01/02/2011 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Ella Taylor-Smith was invited to speak at the ePractice workshop on eParticipation in Brussels on 7th December, 2010. As the snow caused flights to be cancelled, Ella presented remotely over the phone. The focus of the presentation was eParticipation in science and technology topics -specifically...
07/12/2010 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
The International Teledemocracy Centre's HUWY project: http://www.huwy.eu/ have been holding workshops to get young people and policy-makers more involved in this project, which aims to get young people involved in policies to do with the Internet.
30/07/2010 Other Event (upcoming)
As part of the work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo to enable the exchange of experience from countries of the region, a delegation from the Kosovan Assembly visited the Scottish Parliament in the week of 10 May, and CSI was invited to present the work of the International Teledemocracy Centre in...
12/05/2010 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
As part of the HUWY.eu project (http://huwy.eu) a seminar was organised to promote the project to people working within relevant UK government ministries and youth organisations, working in youth engagement, based in London. The seminar was hosted by HUWY project partner, the Ministry of Justice.
17/02/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
On Thursday, 3rd December, the HUWY project held a very successful event at Edinburgh’s eScience Institute to mark the beginning of the interactive phase of HUWY.eu. http://itc.napier.ac.uk/ITC/NewsItem.asp?ID=45
03/12/2009 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
The International Teledemocracy Centre (which is part of the Centre for Social Informatics in the School of Computing) recently hosted a very successful ESRC funded workshop to establish the baseline for eParticipation in Scotland.
23/12/2008 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
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