Staff directory

Search for a surname in the box below and then click "Search" to search for Staff. 

If you want to get in touch but you don’t know who to contact, fill in our enquiry form and one of our advisers will get back to you as soon as possible.


Download Available

50 results

Youth participation through distributed discussion.

Presentation / Conference
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...

Understanding the “e‐petitioner”

Journal Article
Cruickshank, P., & Smith, C. (2011)
Understanding the “e‐petitioner”. Transforming government : people, process and policy, 5(4), 319-329.
Purpose: This article considers the ways in which large-scale e-participation projects can be evaluated. It argues that existing evaluation approaches can be improved upon by ...

eParticipation to support the Information Society.

Presentation / Conference
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...

HUWY D6.1. engagement and impact criteria.

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...

HUWY D7.3. Sustainability and Scalability Plan.

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” ...

HUWY D6.2. User engagement report

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...

HUWY D7.4 Results

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...

Online tools and their Impact on young people.

Presentation / Conference
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...

Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation.

Cruickshank, P., Edelmann, N., & Smith, C. F. (2009)
Signing an e-petition as a transition from lurking to participation. In J. Chappellet, O. Glassey, M. Janssen, A. Macintosh, J. Scholl, E. Tambouris, & M. Wimmer (Eds.), Electronic Government and Electronic Participation, 275-282. Trauner
As one form of online political participation, the e-petitioning is seen as a response to a perceived decline in public trust of political institutions and the associated sym...

Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., & Lindner, R. (2009)
Using social networking tools to promote eParticipation initiatives. In A. Prosser, & P. Parycek (Eds.), Proceedings of EDEM 2009 - Conference on Electronic Democracy, September 7-8, 2009, Vienna. , (115-121
This paper describes the context and background of the conference workshop “Social networking tools and widgets to promote or expand eParticipation initiatives”. Social networ...
20 results

Digital Transformation of the Building Standards System

2022 - 2023
This project will support the digital transformation of the building standards system in Scotland by supporting a strengthened compliance system and putting in place the tools to develop a digital go...
Funder: Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (formerly CSIC) | Value: £11,714

Hyperlocal engagement

2014 - 2014
A Community of Practice was found supporting the digital engagement practitioners in the neighbouring CCs, and that this is situated within a context of interested non-practitioners who share knowledg...
Funder: Communities and Culture Network + (Hosted by University of Leeds) | Value: £3,160

Euro Petition

2009 - 2011
The EuroPetition project piloted the implementation of a trans-European Local Authority service providing distributed citizen engagement and interaction with the European Parliament’s PETI Petitions C...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £54,749

HUWY: Hub Website for Youth Participation

2009 - 2011
HUWY explored ways for the Internet to support young people’s involvement in decision-making and piloted a model of distributed discussions, which could be used by people of various ages, focused on a...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £500,828

e-Participation Scotland Baseline

2008 - 2008
This one day event brought people and organisations together from across Scotland. At the workshop, presentations and group activities enabled participants to share knowledge about current and future ...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £600


2007 - 2009
WEB.DEP aimed to support the renewal of democracy in the Balkans, as the countries came out of a difficult period and began the process of joining the EU. To support a culture of transparency and par...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £91,599

e-Representative: A virtual desktop to support the mobile elected Representative

2006 - 2008
The eRepresentative package is a virtual desktop for elected representatives. It enables them to continue their legislative and policy work anytime and from anywhere with secure access to relevant and...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £135,000

DEMO-Net - Network of Excellence on eParticipation

2006 - 2009
DEMO_net began to bring eParticipation experts together to try to establish some research norms. However, the project did not turn out to be the most effective way to do this. The project officer was ...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £392,400

HANDS: Helping Answers Decision Service

2005 - 2007
HANDS continues the work of the IST EDEN project. Natural language tools developed by Italian partners in the EDEN project were further developed and deployed in other public authorities and Utility c...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £70,000

Piloting the E-Petitioner System with the German Parliament

2005 - 2007
The International Teledemocracy Centre (ITC), now part of the Centre for Social Informatics, worked with the Petitions Committee of the German Bundestag to piloting the e-Petitioner in the German Parl...
Funder: The German Parliament (Bundestag) | Value: £27,500