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Policy Compass Platform Public Launch

Contributed by: DSSLab - National Technical University of Athens

Are the effects of political decisions measurable? For example, what were the occurring consequences following the introduction of a toll to control the density of traffic? How did the change of the visa regime affect the numbers of people entering a country? Did the low-wage sector develop due to the implementation of a minimum wage?
Policy Compass, launching publicly next week is a portal which has the ability to visualise such connections on the basis of open data and make them more apparent.
Policy Compass Platform Public Launch
Policy Compass is a portal which has the ability to visualise such connections on the basis of open data and make them more apparent. It should help politicians, journalists and citizens as an effective and easy tool to relate statistics with politic decisions or other occurrences and to visualise it for a better understanding.

Visit Policy Compass platform under the following URL:

Policy Compass (Grant Agreement No: FP7-612133) is an EC co-funded project under the 7th Framework Programme. The project develops an easy-to-use, highly visual and intuitive platform enabling citizens and public officials to easily create, apply, share, embed annotate and discuss causal models, charts and graphs of historical data from trusted open data sources. The final target is to develop methods and tools that facilitate more factual, evidence-based, transparent and accountable policy evaluation and analysis.

Policy Compass showcases how open public data, e-participation platforms, and causal models can be utilised to provide better tools for understanding the impacts of public policies. The results of the Policy Compass project are foreseen to have a significant impact on more effective use of Europe’s open public data, as well as on empowering policy makers and citizens (especially younger generation) to better assess government policies in the policy analysis and monitoring phases of the policy cycle.

Policy Compass is a 3-year project coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS), based in Berlin, Germany. Consortium partners include: Brunel University London (UK), Atos Spain SA (Spain), Liquid Democracy e.V. (Germany), NTUA DSSLab (Greece), St. Petersburg National Research University (Russian Federation), and Cambridgeshire County Council (UK).



    DSSLab - National Technical University of Athens


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  • Germany, Greece, Spain, Russia, United Kingdom


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