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Cockpit aims to define a new Governance model which actively engages and empowers citizens in Public Service delivery decision making process. Cockpit will combine the research areas of citizens’ opinion mining in the context of Web 2.0, enhance Service Science Management Engineering in the context of the public sector and encourage deliberative engagement of citizens for forming informed judgments on public services delivery.


Emerge ICT tools for governance and policy modeling through the dramatic and combined growth of data availability, analysis and simulation tools, accounting for diversity of human behavior. However, research and deployment are fragmented between academic fields, policy domains, geographical areas, technological layers and type of stakeholders. As a result, CROSSOVER aims to consolidate and expand the existing community. It  will pursue this goal through a combination of content production, ad hoc and well-designed online and offline animation, as well as strong links with existing communities outside CROSSOVER and the realm of eGovernment.

Participative Roadmap for ICT Research in Electronic Governance and Policy Modelling Governments struggle to regulate an increasingly interdependent and complex world, as the financial crisis has shown. At the same time, citizens are becoming more vocal in monitoring and influencing policy decisions. Future scenarios are likely to show greater complexity and citizens' involvement.

The goal of the e-CODEX project is to improve the cross-border access of citizens and businesses to legal means in Europe as well as to improve the interoperability between legal authorities within the EU. The use of ICT will make judicial procedures more transparent, efficient and economic. At the same time, it will help citizens, companies, administrations, and legal practitioners to get facilitated access to justice. This means not only smoother access to information but also the ability to process cross-border cases efficiently.

The NET-EUCEN project will create, animate and manage a working network of stakeholders in the Governance and Policy Modelling domains belonging to all the European countries and with relevant knowledge of massive on-line service fruition and eInclusion policies and interests, thus covering the whole supply chain of the Service for Users (S4U).

The OCOPOMO project will create an ICT-based environment integrating lessons and practical techniques from complexity science, agent based social simulation, foresight scenario analysis and stakeholder participation in order to formulate and monitor social policies to be adopted at several levels

The Padgets project aims at bringing together two well established domains, the mashup architectural approach of web 2.0 for creating web applications (gadgets) and the methodology of system dynamics in analyzing complex system behaviour. The objective is to design, develop and deploy a prototype toolset that will allow policy makers to graphically create web applications that will be deployed in the environment of underlying knowledge in Web 2.0 media.

Policy Impact
The Policy Impact project will conduct original research to develop and integrate formal, computational models of policy and arguments about policy, to facilitate deliberations about policy at a conceptual, language-independent level. These models will be used to develop and evaluate innovative prototype tools for supporting open, inclusive and transparent deliberations about public policy.

Positive Spaces
The Positive Spaces project aims to provide tools that will allow the exploitation of virtual worlds for assessing public reaction, and build a service oriented platform that will support these tools by exploiting virtual worlds as knowledge containers, and by allowing added value services to be incorporated.

The RURAL INCLUSION project focuses on the offer of e-government services to regional enterprises in the scope of reducing/simplifying interaction with public organizations. It spans a period of 36 months, (June 2009-May 2012), and is financed by the European Commission Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP.)

The SYNC-3 project focuses in the commentaries of blog users on issues that are presented in the news media (blogosphere content). Such content is of significant importance for the collective formation of public opinion. However, blogs have yet to take place as a primary source of information. But unlike community news portals, blogosphere is totally unstructured. This constitutes the main reason that the blogosphere cannot consistently reach larger audiences. SYNC3 adopts the “structure” concept as a key point to provide its contribution to the business and research communities.

The UbiPOL project aims to provide context aware knowledge provision with regard to policy making. That is citizens using UbiPOL will be able to identify any relevant policies and other citizen's opinion whenever they want wherever they are according to their as-usual life pattern. With the platform, citizens are expected to be more widely aware of any relevant policies and PMPs for involvement during their as-usual life therefore improved engagement and empowerment.

The WEGOV project will develop a toolset that allows full advantage to be taken of a wide range of existing and well established social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Bebo, WordPress etc.) to engage citizens in two-way dialogs as part of governance and policymaking processes. The tools will make it possible to detect, track and mine opinions and discussions on policy oriented topics.


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