Budapest Bulletin I – short report

Last week I flew to Budapest to take part in the International e-Participation and Local Democracy Symposium.  3 days of hotel air-conditioning and PowerPoint presentations.  Joy.  Griff Wigley and a few others kept a blog through the event and I hope to be able to contribute to it soon. It Read more…

Budapest next week

I’m off next Wednesday to Budapest for the eDemocracy Symposium.  Apparently there is a good turnout expected with over 300 delegates booked.  I doubt they will all turn up to hear me speak about using new technology to reach out to new young people but as I’m sharing the platform Read more…

LifeSwap – Edge, Beacon and YMCA

It is a big couple of weeks for the LifeSwap project.  What started as a small project to help Councillors understand a little more about the lives of the more vulnerable young people in their care is about to get a lot bigger. Yesterday we saw copies of an excellent Read more…

LifeSwap on The Edge

The Edge, "the newspaper on youth work and youth affairs for local authority elected members from The National Youth Agency", have published a very nice article (page 7) about LifeSwap. One correction is needed from the article – the next LifeSwap won’t be Mids-Beds at the end of June.  It Read more…

Innovation

Congratulations to Stephen Hilton from Bristol City Council consultation team who won BT Innovator of the Year in the Government Computing Awards. A Gallomanor project, CampaignCreator, seemed to feature as part of the reason for winning, but overall I imagine it’s Stephen’s attitude of "Do it until someone tells you Read more…

Local Democracy Campaign Awareness

Last week I was invited to speak to a Citizenship Co-ordinators Network event in Bristol. It was held at a City Learning Centre at Brislington College and the facilities were superb and, judging by the number of students who tried to get into the computer room where we were meeting, Read more…

Local e-Democracy National Project – Regional Conferences

A series of three regional conferences kicks off tomorrow at the CBI conference centre at Centrepoint.  Wednesday 1st February sees the Bristol event before the roadshow hits Leeds on the 8th.  The conferences are deisgned to highlight the work produced over the year as part of the project.  Gallomanor have Read more…

The Gallomanor Blog

This blog has been started for three reasons. 1.    It’s about time we kept the Gallomanor site more up-to-date.  We’re doing more and more and telling fewer and fewer people about it.  A blog will be a fairly effortless way of keeping that content flowing. 2.    There are Read more…

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