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Towards We-Government: Collective and participative approaches for addressing local policy challenges

Objective

WeGovNow will tap into emerging technologies for effectively supporting coproduction by civic society stakeholders and collective proposition development, whereby citizens are partners as opposed to customers in the delivery of public services. By integrating a set of innovative technologies within a unified citizen engagement platform, the project will overcome the current limitations of existing digital tools for citizen reporting, e-participation, and communication between the citizen and the government. In doing so, WeGovNow will enable a new type of interactivity, enhancing and expanding the viability of and capacity for citizen coproduction in the public sector, not only in a traditional citizen-to-government dynamic, but also in an arrangement where the government informs, assists, and enables private actions, or where citizens assist one another, with IT replacing the dependency on administrations as a vehicle for collective action. Building on previous research and technology development, an ambitious programme of service process innovation and technology innovation will be pursued by a multi-disciplinary project consortium. Outcomes will be validated in three European cities. WeGovNow will offer solutions that are truly inclusive by addressing risks of digital exclusion from the offset and throughout the project’s life cycle. Legal, ethical and other framework conditions for implementing the WeGovNow approach and digital tools in day-to-day settings will be systematically explored and considered, with a view to optimising the democratic legitimacy of the WeGovNow approach and the exploitability of tangible project outputs. An evidence base on impacts will be generated through a dedicated evaluation programme, thereby adopting multi stakeholder perspectives. This will enable the development of evidence-based guidance on the further mainstreaming of WeGovNow solutions and provide directions for further research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EURO-6-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 516 312,50

Participants (11)

MAPPING FOR CHANGE CIC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 812,50
Address
Tottenham Court Road 97 The Network Building
W1T 4TP London
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 348 750
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 531 562,50
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INFALIA PRIVATE COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 401 437,50
Address
Vepe Tehnopoli 2Nd Floor
55535 Pilaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLEXIGUIDED GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 367 200
Address
Johannisstr 12
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNKA NU AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 254 843,75
Address
Tegnergatan 23
111 40 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 875
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMUNE DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 236 250
Address
Piazza Palazzo Di Citta 1
10122 Torino
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE GIACOMO BRODOLINI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 125
Address
Via Solferino 32
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMUNE DI SAN DONA' DI PIAVE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 307 500
Address
Piazza Indipendenza 13
30027 San Dona Di Piave
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 352 500
Address
160 Tooley Street
SE1 2QH London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)