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INcrease Corporate political responsibility and Accountability (INCA)

Objective

INCA project investigates the impact that so-called digital platforms have on European democracies and institutions. Indeed, while promoting economic growth and labour transformations, these platforms pose challenges to policymakers and citizens in relation to people’ participation in decision-making processes, wealth inequalities and erosion of trust into public institutions. In particular, so-called GAFAM (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft) are becoming more and more infrastructures for opinion-making, labour organization and political debate. Their increasing power in shaping and influencing such issues through lobbying, industrial relations and cultural impact opened up a wide debate on the way to deal with these transformations. While European societies grew up based on liberal democracies and institutions with their capacity to sustain a coordinated market economy, today their role seems to be reduced because of the difficulties to regulate platforms’ corporate power that spread through politics, economy and culture.
INCA aims to
• define forms to sustain trust in institutions and new models of governance capable to combine the growth of platforms with social inclusion and citizens participation in decision making processes;
• stimulate alternative business models and industrial relations so to make GAFAM and platforms accountable to social fairness while preserving their innovation;
• to clarify the way GAFAM influence European citizens opinion conditioning democratic processes.
Exploring the socio-historical roots behind platforms growth and the erosion of a coordinated market economy, collecting solid data on GAFAM lobbying, industrial relations and opinion-making, and producing participatory actions for the empowerment of democratic processes and citizens’ engagement, INCA contributes to instil greater democratic accountability and inclusion in economic processes prompted by digital transformations.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 643 777,50
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 269 850,00
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASSOCIACAO LABORATORIO COLABORATIVOPARA O TRABALHO, EMPREGO E PROTECAO SOCIAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 209 327,50
Address
Rua Das Taipas N 1
1250-264 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 156 405,00
Address
Pl Uniwersytecki 1
50137 Wroclaw

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 353 766,25
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT-INSTITUT FURINTERNET UND GESELLSCHAFT GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 408 462,50
Address
Franzosische Strasse 9
10117 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TILBURG UNIVERSITY- UNIVERSITEIT VAN TILBURG
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 273 726,25
Address
Warandelaan 2
5037 AB Tilburg

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Region
Noord-Brabant Midden-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE PER L'INNOVAZIONE URBANA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 155 215,00
Address
Piazza Maggiore 6
40121 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO BARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE HABITAT BIT HABITAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 104 933,75
Address
Avinguda Diagonal 240
08018 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
URBASOFIA SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 129 312,50
Address
Soseaua Colentina 11 Bloc R26 Scara 1 Etaj 3 Ap 16 Camera Nr 1
021154 Bucuresti

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELHUYAR FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 295 215,00
Address
Zelai Haundi Kalea 3
20170 Usurbil

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00