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The Wikirate Project - Crowdsource Better Companies

The Wikirate Project - Crowdsource Better Companies

Objective

Wikirate has the vision of helping consumers express themselves as ethical economic citizens. The objective of Wikirate is to be the 'go-to' place for information on companies' social and environmental practices, allowing consumers and stakeholders such as policymakers or the media to be better informed. Ultimately, the project will provide companies with additional incentive to act sustainably.We will achieve this by developing and maintaining an open social networking system that allows Internet users to cooperatively create and share knowledge on company behaviour. The information may come from public sources, or from "sensors" such as webcams or individual user uploads of videos or images or from separate whistleblowing websites – a real-time gathering and management of information from people and their environment. The information will be accumulated and appropriately visualized on the website to allow users to compare and rate such companies.We will foster and empower the community to act on sustainability topics such as climate change or natural resource management and specific markets or companies. This thriving community will create relevant and quality content. Further, these engaged and involved users will change their behaviours, providing significant incentive for companies to follow sustainable societal, environmental and economic methods.The website will be based on an open-source software platform called "Wagn", and any improvements to the platform will be freely available. Further, we will offer an open data infrastructure by supporting an application programming interface (API) that allows anyone to access the website's data.
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Address

Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 237 637

Administrative Contact

Yiannis Kompatsiaris (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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THE WIKIRATE PROJECT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 599 811

DECKO COMMONS EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 221 695

FONDAZIONE AHREF

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 36 547

KALEIDOSCOPE FUTURES LAB. LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 47 000

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 34 000

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 514 665

Grass Commons

United States

EU Contribution

€ 193 645

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609897

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    31 March 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 350 494

  • EU contribution

    € 1 885 000

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece