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H”app”iness is: Communicating with citizens

This briefing is part of a series examining the use of technology. This briefing will introduce some of the ways apps can be used to reach the population who have access to a smartphone and explore the number of reasons local government should seek to interact digitally with their citizens.

Scotland With case study
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Children, young people and domestic abuse: Why we need to intervene early

This briefing examines the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people and how early intervention works to improve their safety and wellbeing, and contributes to improving their long-term outcomes after experiencing such adversity. It then goes on to highlight several early intervention approaches and services around Scotland that work to improve outcomes for…

Scotland With case study
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Is local government now getting more coverage in the media?

After a decline in local government reporting during the past decade, journalists are returning to council meetings with the BBC’s LDR scheme. How does LDR work, is it delivering more local government coverage, and what type of stories are most likely to be reported?

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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Local Government in Spain

This briefing provides a case study on local government in Spain, examining the country’s transition to democracy as well as its local authorities’ financial constraints.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland With case study
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Profile in climate action: local government in Ireland

Local government in Ireland is already at the forefront of developing practical actions to underpin local climate policies. This briefing explores how Irish local government is clearly climate action into core activities while also addressing the need to change local behaviours.

Ireland With case study
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Swift Read: Innovation in Politics Awards 2019

LGiU Ireland has been covering the Innovation in Politics (IIP) Awards for a couple of years now. This briefing covers the 2019 IIP Awards and includes interviews with Irish councillors from Monaghan County Council, Meath County Council and Longford County Council.

Ireland With case study
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Grouse Moorland in Scotland

This briefing unpacks Grouse shooting in Scotland and examines how Grouse Moorlands effect local communities in Scotland.

Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

Youth Assembly on Climate Change – another innovative action underpinning participatory democracy in Ireland

This briefing provides a background into the Irish Government’s Youth Assembly on Climate Change initiative, a representative forum for young people to discuss environmental issues. It details the debates the assembly held with supported research and facilitation, the recommendations created by the assembly, and the successes of the scheme as a whole.

Ireland With case study