CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Bridging Communities for Next Generation Policy-Making

Objective

In an increasingly interdependent, unstable and complex world, as the financial crisis has shown, policy-makers lack the tools to anticipate emerging problems and the impact of possible solutions. At the same time, citizens are becoming more vocal in monitoring and influencing policy decisions. Emerging ICT tools for governance and policy modelling show great opportunities for decision-making in a complex world, through the dramatic and combined growth of data availability, analysis and simulation tools, participative and behavioural change technologies. However, they still remain at the margins of policy-making: research and deployment are fragmented between academic fields, policy domains, geographical areas, technological layers and type of stakeholders. As a result, resources are spent in «reinventing the wheel» and reach sub-optimal efficiency and effectiveness.The CROSSOVER project aims to consolidate and expand the existing community (built largely within FP7) by:- bringing together and reinforcing the links between the different global communities of researchers and experts: it will create directories of experts and solutions, and animate knowledge exchange across communities of practice both offline and online;- reaching out and raising the awareness of non-experts and potential users, with special regard to high-level policy-makers and policy advisors: it will produce multimedia content, detailed case studies, roadmap, workshops and high-level policy conference with competition for prize;- establishing the scientific and political basis for long-lasting interest and commitment to next generation policy-making, beyond the mere availability of FP7 funding: it will focus on use cases and a demand-driven approach, involving policy-makers and advisors in high-level conferenceIt will pursue this goal through a combination of content production, ad hoc and well-designed online and offline animation; as well as strong links with existing communities outside the CROSSOVER project and outside the realm of eGovernment.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS

Address

Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 174 040

Administrative Contact

Stathis Dimakos (Mr.)

Participants (5)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 44 588

GEIE ERCIM

France

EU Contribution

€ 49 391

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 56 346

TECH4I2 LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 127 040

MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE CORPORATION

United States

EU Contribution

€ 21 910

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288828

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 487 979

  • EU contribution

    € 473 315

Coordinated by:

ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS

Greece