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eParticipation Scotland Baseline Workshop

Map of Scotland

What we mean by eParticipation is using technology (especially the Internet) to broaden and deepen political participation by helping citizens to connect with one another and with their elected representatives and governments.

A one day event to:

Program pdf

New: Final report pdf March 2009

The final report aims to summarise the workshop and collate the outcomes, including the final impact assesment. If you have any comments or corrections, please get in touch.

Date and location

Thursday, 27th November, 9:30 - 4:30
The Castle Room, Craighouse Campus, Craighouse Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5LG

Campus map, Google map

Speakers and presentations

Each speaking slot is short but informative (e.g. 10 minutes). The idea is to outline current initiatives and future plans/strategies and generally get the ball rolling.

Presentations are in pdf format and linked to the name (except Ella's).

Fergus Cochrane, Clerk to the Public Petitions Committee, The Scottish Parliament, could not join us, but has provided the text of his presentation.

Outputs and Community

The event will result in 2 initial outputs:

  1. A map of the Baseline of e-Participation in Scotland (i.e. current situation)
  2. Ideas list for e-Participation Outcomes in Scotland (objectives, benefits and public value)

We hope to continue working on these outputs in the 6 months following the event, with the participation of workshop attendees and other interested parties.

We have set up a community, eParticipation Scotland, which we're hoping to use to work on the outcomes and build a network. If you're interested in eParticipation and eDemocracy in Scotland, please join.

The eParticipation Scotland community is part of Communities of Practice for Local Government.

Some photos

speed-dating introducing William Paul Mapping eParticipation initiatives speed-dating


ESRC logoThe workshop is sponsored by ESRC, The Economic and Social Research Council.

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