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Mapping Controversies on Science for Politics

Objective

MACOSPOL is a joint enterprise of researchers in science, technology and society across Europe to bring together their various expertises in order to devise a collaborative tool (called a platform) to map out scientific and technical controversies. The idea is that European citizens wishing to involve themselves into technical and scientific issues, need an equipment that is similar to those devised for generating opinions in normal political matters. This equipment does not exist yet for technical democracy even though enormous amount of research has already been done. The digital world facilitates exchange of methods and expertise and it is this facilitation that we want to maximize by bringing together the MACOSPOL consortium. This consortium allows the connection of the best research in Science, Technology and Society with the best research on web-based tools. Once the platform devised and tried out, it will be tested whether or not, in real sized controversies, it is possible for European citizens to come to better judgment about those issues.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/democracy

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75337 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 232 996,41
Administrative Contact
Amélie Antoine Audo (Ms.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 39 000,60
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merle Jacob (Prof.)
OBSERVA ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 97 730
Address
Viale A Fusinieri 65
36100 Vicenza
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valeria Arzenton (Dr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 097,30
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cordula Kropp (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 98 581,10
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joël Leclercq (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 95 223,75
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luana Huguenin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 136 142,55
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cees Ostendorf (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 89 742,29
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)