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Societal and political engagement of young people in environmental issues

Societal and political engagement of young people in environmental issues

Objective

The overall objective of the project is to develop and pilot test a cloud eParticipation SaaS platform, (available as a mobile application and through a web platform) enhanced with web / social media mining, gamification, machine translation, and visualisation features, which will promote the societal and political participation of young people in the decision-making process on environmental issues.
The project will employ innovative social media analytics and monitoring tools, as part of effective strategies that will be developed, in order to engage young citizens in the pilot activities and increase their motivation to participate.
Four pilots in an operational environment have been selected for the deployment of STEP solution in 4 locations: Italy, Spain, Greece, and Turkey, with the participation of one regional authority, 3 municipalities, and an association of municipalities. The pilots are expected to involve testing by 8.200 young users and 85 policy makers. 65 decision-making procedures with an impact on the environment are expected to be tested.
The project will assess the usability, effectiveness and impact of the STEP service project in embedding open engagement in public sector processes, and will identify the key barriers for wide scale deployment.
Dissemination activities specifically designed for the needs of young people and policy makers will be employed.
A business strategy will be developed for the wide take-up of the integrated STEP platform and its reusable components, individually, or in combinations. The potential for scalability and adaptation to other regions will be assessed, and organisations that can be involved in the wide deployment of the platform and its components will be approached.
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Coordinator

DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.

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Themistokli Sofouli Str 54-56
54655 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 415 187,50

Participants (14)

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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 335 000

LINGUATEC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 197 750

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY DUNDEE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 201 875

INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS SA

Spain

INMARK EUROPA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 207 812,50

KRITI

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 146 875

Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 212 625

HATAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 107 500

COMUNE DI SANT'AGATA DEL BIANCO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 104 700,01

YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENT EUROPE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 51 875

AJUNTAMENT DE MOLLET DEL VALLES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

KAIROS FUTURE AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 216 125

AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALDEMORO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 104 687,50

PLANO2 SYMVOULEFTIKES YPIRESIES IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 144 674,99

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 649493

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 157 941,07

  • EU contribution

    € 2 559 187,50

Coordinated by:

DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.

Greece