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Policy Formulation and Validation through non moderated crowdsourcing

Objective

Collaboration and crowdsourcing are the realities of today's public Internet. The so-called "Web 2.0" represents a precious repository of thematic information, thanks to the heterogeneous content that is inserted daily and spontaneously updated by its users. Very recently, a big commercial interest has started to arise – especially within industries that manufacture consumer goods and services – in acquiring, classifying and managing all product related information that emerges out of Web 2.0 channels, thus going beyond the known capabilities of consolidated search engines. It would be possible to use this insight to information at multiple stages of the policy-life cycle to support the definition of the political agenda, the creation, the implementation and the monitoring of policy proposals.In this context, modern politicians could test, detect and understand how citizens perceive their own political agendas, and also stimulate the emergence of discussions and contributions on the informal web (e.g. forums, social networks, blogs, newsgroups and wikis), so as to gather useful feedback for immediate (re)action. In this way, politicians can create a stable feedback loop between information gathered on the Web and the definition of their political agendas based on this contribution. The ability to leverage the vast amount of user-generated content for supporting governments in their political decisions requires new ICT tools that will be able to analyze and classify the opinions expressed on the informal Web, or stimulate responses, as well as to put data from sources as diverse as blogs, online opinion polls and government reports to an effective use.To this end, NOMAD aims to introduce these different new dimensions into the experience of policy making by providing decision-makers with fully automated solutions for content search, selection, acquisition, categorisation and visualisation that work in a collaborative form in the policy-making arena.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Address

Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 405 160

Administrative Contact

Euripidis Loukis (Prof.)

Participants (8)

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Parlamentsdirektion

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 206 400

KANTOR QWENTES SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 221 937

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 462

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 389 206

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

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 387 375

HELLENIC PARLIAMENT

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 110 760

GOOGLE IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 268 080

CRITICAL PUBLICS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 264 601

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288513

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 425 546

  • EU contribution

    € 2 587 981

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece