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Towards We-Government: Collective and participative approaches for addressing local policy challenges

Towards We-Government: Collective and participative approaches for addressing local policy challenges

Objective

WeGovNow will tap into emerging technologies for effectively supporting coproduction by civic society stakeholders and collective proposition development, whereby citizens are partners as opposed to customers in the delivery of public services. By integrating a set of innovative technologies within a unified citizen engagement platform, the project will overcome the current limitations of existing digital tools for citizen reporting, e-participation, and communication between the citizen and the government. In doing so, WeGovNow will enable a new type of interactivity, enhancing and expanding the viability of and capacity for citizen coproduction in the public sector, not only in a traditional citizen-to-government dynamic, but also in an arrangement where the government informs, assists, and enables private actions, or where citizens assist one another, with IT replacing the dependency on administrations as a vehicle for collective action. Building on previous research and technology development, an ambitious programme of service process innovation and technology innovation will be pursued by a multi-disciplinary project consortium. Outcomes will be validated in three European cities. WeGovNow will offer solutions that are truly inclusive by addressing risks of digital exclusion from the offset and throughout the project’s life cycle. Legal, ethical and other framework conditions for implementing the WeGovNow approach and digital tools in day-to-day settings will be systematically explored and considered, with a view to optimising the democratic legitimacy of the WeGovNow approach and the exploitability of tangible project outputs. An evidence base on impacts will be generated through a dedicated evaluation programme, thereby adopting multi stakeholder perspectives. This will enable the development of evidence-based guidance on the further mainstreaming of WeGovNow solutions and provide directions for further research.
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Coordinator

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH

Address

Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 516 312,50

Participants (11)

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MAPPING FOR CHANGE CIC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 317 812,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 348 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 531 562,50

INFALIA PRIVATE COMPANY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 401 437,50

FLEXIGUIDED GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 367 200

FUNKA NU AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 254 843,75

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 875

COMUNE DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 236 250

FONDAZIONE GIACOMO BRODOLINI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 255 125

COMUNE DI SAN DONA' DI PIAVE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 307 500

LONDON BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 352 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693514

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    31 January 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 195 168,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 195 168,75

Coordinated by:

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany