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Enabling Multichannel PArticipation Through ICT Adaptations

Objective

Participatory budgeting (PB) represents one of the most successful civic innovations of the last quarter-century. At a time when voter turnout in Europe is lagging and public institutions struggle to maintain trust and legitimacy within a framework of growing budgetary cuts, PB has proved itself to be a powerful tool for citizens to join in the essential tasks of governing, not only as voters but also as decision-makers themselves.

EMPATIA aims at producing the first ICT platform capable of fully encompassing both the decision-making cycle and the implementation cycle of PB whose integration is considered indispensable by literature as the main driver of the self-sustainability process. It will harness the collaborative power of ICT networks applied to PB, seeking to radically enhance the inclusiveness and impact of PB processes, enabling citizens, individually and collectively, to take deliberate and informed action for the public good. This will lower barriers to information and participation, deepening citizen engagement and trust in public institutions, collaborating alongside them to make their communities more sustainable.

EMPATIA consists of multidisciplinary consortium, with expertise in adjacent fields – research and implementation of participatory and voting processes, ICT integration, evaluation of technological and societal impacts among others – that will include in its activities the implementation of three distinct PB Pilots, with citizens from the municipalities of Lisbon (Portugal), Ričany (Czech Republic) and Bonn (Germany), allowing a thorough analysis and validation of the EMPATIA platform.

Coordinator

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS
Net EU contribution
€ 410 625,00
Address
Colegio S Jeronimo Praca D Dinis
3000 995 Coimbra
Portugal

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

ONE SOURCE CONSULTORIA INFORMATICA LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 409 250,00
Address
Rua D. João De Castro, Lote 12
3030-384 Coimbra

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEMOKRATIE 2.1 S.R.O.
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 95 625,00
Address
Zapova 1559/18, Smichov
Praha

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZEBRALOG GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 188 125,00
Address
Chausseestrasse 8 Aufgang E
10115 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASSOCIACAO IN LOCO, DE INTERVENCAO, FORMACAO E ESTUDOS PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO LOCAL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 117 500,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber West Yorkshire Bradford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00