|EU Community / Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα||Foundations for EU policy – making by providing tools that identify credible stakeholders and relevant documents, project.eucommunity.eu/)||EU Community merges ICT and Social Media networking with established online media and stakeholder groups to cultivate transparency, enhance efficiency and stimulate fresh ideas for EU policy - making||project.eucommunity.eu/|
|PADGETS||Policy Gadgets Mashing Underlying Group Knowledge in Web 2.0 Media||"PADGETS 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.|
For this reason, the project introduces the concept of Policy Gadget (Padget)- similarly to the approach of gadget applications in web 2.0- to represent a micro web application that combines a policy message wirth underlying group knowledge in social media (in the form of content and user activities) and interacts with end users in popular locations (such as social networks, blogs, forums, news, sites etc) in order to get and convey their input to policy makers.
Through the PADGETS platform any policy can become a reusable and communicable web application to be used in relation to underlying content and social activities over the web. Policy makers will be able to set up such applications on their own and use them to communicate their policies to the public. People can use these applications as they use everyday services and policy makers can track the results of this interaction back to their policy making process to assist them in reaching solid decisions that represent society's input and aspirations."
|NOMAD||Policy Formulation through non moderated crowdsourcing||Collaboration and crowdsourcing are the realities of today's public Internet. The so-called "Web2.0" provides the ability to leverage the vast amount of user-generated content for supporting governments in their political decisions. This ability requires new ICT tools that will be able to analyze and classify the opinions expressed on the informal Web, or stimulate responses, as well as to put data from sources as diverse as blogs, online opinion polls and government reports to an effective use. NOMAD aims to introduce new dimensions into the experience of policy making by providing decision-makers with fully automated solutions for content search, selection acquisition, categorization and visualization that work in a collaborative form in the policy-making arena.||www.nomad-project.eu/|
|ENGAGE||An Infrastructure for Open, Linked Governmental Data Provision towards Research Communities and Citizens||Information and Communication Technologies have an unprecedented potential to improve the responsiveness of governments to the needs of citizens and have long been recognized as a key strategic tool to enable reforms in the public sector. During the last years, this potential of ICT has started to be dealt with in a multi-disciplinary way, giving bearth to new research communities dealing with governance and policy modelling, modelling and simulation of complex systems, public administration information systems, open governance and social media. However, this potential is to this day non-systematically exploited, as there are significant barriers that hinder the effective exploration, management and distribution of the vast amounts of available public sector data towards the research communities. The main goal of ENGAGE project is the deployment and use of an advanced service infrastucture, incorporating distributed and diverse public sector information resources as well as data curation, semantic annotation and visualization tools, capable of supporting scientific collaboration and governance-related research from multi-disciplinary scientific communities, while also empowering the deployment of open governmental data towards citizens.||www.engagedata.eu/|
|NET – EUCEN||Network of European Stakeholders for Enhance User Centricity in eGovernance||The NET-EUCEN proposal is founded on the concept of developing a network of stakeholders in the Governance and Service to User Modeling domains with relevant knowledge of massive on-line service fruition and eInclusion policies and interests. The project intends to create, animate and manage a network of experienced organizations covering the whole supply chain of the service for users (S4U), belonging to several European countries (23 subjects from 16 European Countries), to share the experiences and knowledge on ICT initiatives and services for the wide User Domain, gained mainly during participation in funded project such as the IST and the eTEN programme more oriented to develop and test services for users.||www.net-eucen.org/|
|Share PSI||Network for innovation in European public sector information||"Share-PSI 2.0 brings together a critical mass of government agencies and organisations responsible for implementing the|
new PSI Directive. Lead by the W3C, the consortium includes the Open Group and Open Geospatial Consortium as fellow
standards bodies plus the PSI Alliance, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Data Institute and PwC as the primary contractor
in the ISA Programme's work on interoperability. Each of these represents a community with an interest in standards for
commerce, government and citizen-lead activity, however, Share-PSI goes much further. 16 government agencies with direct
responsibility for defining and implementing an open data strategy are included in the network, covering 14 countries. Another
21 academic bodies and SMEs with a direct role in advising and implementing the PSI Directive take the tally of countries
covered to 25 plus Russia."
|FEED||Federated e-Participation Systems for Cross-Societal Deliberation on Environmental and Energy Issues||http://www.feed-project.eu/default.aspx?page=home|
|DEMO-net||Network of Excellence in e-Participation||http://www.demo-net.org/|
|LEX-IS||Enabling Participation of the Youth in the Public Debate of Legislation among Parliaments, Citizens and Businesses in the European Union||"The vision of the LEX-IS Project is to improve the legislative process in National Parliaments through enhancing public participation in the preparatory stages (legislation formation and debate) with the use of state-of-the-art information technology tools and methodologies, specifically targeting and promoting the participation of younger citizens in the public debate on key-issues for the society.|
At the end of the project parliaments, ministries, local authorities, NGOs, collective and representative bodies, citizens should be provided with the ability:
* to query and view the legal structure of a law that is under formation;
* to view the argumentation structure of a law that is under formation, by creating corresponding visualisations and presenting them to the LEX-IS platform front end;
* to express opinions around legal arguments that are presented by the participating organisations, or opinions of other parties, in a structured way that promotes participative decision-making"
|ΕRΜΙΟΝΕ||E-learning Resource Management Service for the Interoperability Network in the European Cultural Heritage Domain||The final output of eRMIONE project is an e-learning resource management service that delivers European cultural heritage material online to courses to bring enriched cultural exchanges to students at Higher Education Institutions from different countries. The service allows students from different countries across Europe, to participate in online courses together in multi-cultural education programmes and to share their experiences. The e-Learning Resource Management tools benefit student learning and allow for more trans-European cooperation.||http://www.ermione-edu.org|
|e-VOTE||Development of Internet-based systems, with all required capabilities and security, ac-cording to existing legal frameworks, for supporting voting of citizens at all levels||Overview of technologies and legal framework for electronic voting. Design and testing system.|
|ICTE-PAN||Methodologies and Tools for Building Intelligent Collaboration and Transaction Environments in Public Administration Networks||ΙCTE-PAN developed an innovative technology for modelling public administration operations and tools for transforming these models into design specifications for e-Government environments automating and simulating complex bureucratic processes. Furthermore, meta-tools and peripheral software components have been developed for implementing the design specifications into interactive and intelligent web-enabled portal environments that improve user access to information and facilitate contacts, exchanges and feedback within administrations. ICTE-PAN has drawn on existed collaboration / communication procedures and practices in Public Administrations, and on bulding blocks of currently operating software platforms, and has carried out research and development on innovative web-enabled models and methods for the civil servants, to effectively collaborate and transact within public administrations.|