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. They will observe and support them as they set out to improve their online- and offline- conversations with their citizens.
The work is inspired by CCs’ legal duty to obtain and share local opinions and to be involved with planning processes. As these CCs find their online voices, e.g. develop their Twitter personae, Bruce and Peter will observe how this changes the relationships between these CCs and their citizens.
This 3-month, part-time project will be funded by Communities and Cultures Network+, a strand of RCUK’s Digital Economy initiative.