The Scottish Parliament's think-tank

Digital Democracy: Engagement and Parliament

In conjunction with the Scottish Parliament’s Digital Engagement Tools Team, the Futures Forum held a seminar on 22 May 2019 to explore how the Scottish Parliament can best engage with citizens in a digital age.

This event, chaired by Angus MacDonald MSP, Deputy Convener of the Public Petitions Committee, heard presentations from Professor Cristina Leston Bandeira from the University of Leeds, and the Scottish Government’s Digital Engagement Manager Christine Connolly.

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Professor Cristina Leston Bandeira

University of Leeds and House of Commons Speaker’s Digital Democracy Commission

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Chris Connolly

Scottish Government Digital Engagement MAnager

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