Two schoolgirls sit on the floor in a corridor. One has a laptop open on her lap.

mySociety’s longterm mission is to understand the impacts of civic technologies. To do that, we need to understand how we can engage everyone in society, not just digital enthusiasts.

This research sought to examine how civic technologies in New Zealand and Australia are used, and how the structural political, educational and digital environment contributes to the use of civic technologies by diverse communities.

 Researcher: Rebecca Rumbul, Head of Research, mySociety

Date: 2016

Funding: The research was made possible by the award of a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to Rebecca Rumbul, and was supported by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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