The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awarded funding to the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham, together with the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation, for a research project called Jam and Justice: co-producing urban governance for social innovation. Jam and Justice is a Greater Manchester-based action research project, asking what enables greater citizen involvement in decision-making in our cities? What can we do together to achieve fairer and more inclusive outcomes for all?
The research funding was used to design and deliver ten projects. Each project used different ways to test and innovate ways of governing in Greater Manchester. This report relates to one of the ten action research projects: Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework.
Testing The 21st Century Councillor Framework was supported by North West Employers, an Employers’ Organisation serving the 41 local authorities in the North West of England. North West Employers supported the work by facilitating access to Elected Councillors and organising regional events to share the findings.