Today my colleagues Peter Cruickshank and Dr Bruce Ryan are hosting a workshop on digital engagement for community councillors at the Merchiston campus of Edinburgh Napier University. Peter and Bruce will draw on the findings of recent projects completed within the Centre for Social Informatics, such as the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Programme funded Hyperlocal government engagement online project, and the 2012 and 2014 surveys of Community Council Internet use, to share good practice on the development of Internet presences for community councils.
The workshop is supported by the Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment Unit and Digital Engagement team, the Improvement Service and The Democratic Society. It is funded by the public engagement budget of the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation.
Please follow the hashtag #digiCC to find out more about the activities at the workshop today.