The Founding Principles of GovCamp

This event is based on the international GovCamp model and the concept of Government 2.0. Gov 2.0 is the application of social media and web 2.0 technologies to the government context with the goal of improving service delivery and engagement with citizens. This concept is supported by three central pillars: Transparency, Collaboration and Participation. These events are also aimed at creating a new type of community and a network which continues to exist after the GovCamp, and which will support the progress of Government 2.0.

The purpose of GovCamp Scotland is to bring together key sectors of the country including, government, academia, industry, new media, civil society, and non-traditional groups that seldom come to together in one room to discuss the different ways Gov 2.0 could improve citizen engagement and services in Scotland.