The EU Community project 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.
- Ever more complex policy processes, thousands of contributors and documents, not easily understandable by people. Required: reputation ranks and relevance filters;
- e-Gov projects grow locally but have limited EU impact due to language, interface and trust barriers. Required: co-development with stakeholders, leveraging visualisation technologies such as curated timelines;
- Social media is prevalent but not helping EU legislation-making yet (except blocking ACTA).
In this project over 36 months, a consortium of leading research centres, ICT SME’s and a large media network, will go from existing tools to further advanced prototype, pilot-testing and roll-out.
They are supported by a number of high-calibre experts and a foundation serving as community guarantor. The results will be tested and deployed over an EU policy media network, with a track record of sustainability and multilingualism. Three pilots suiting the EU political mandates 2014-2019 have been selected (Future of EU, Renewable Energy and Innovation Strategy) and will be undertaken by a network of European stakeholders (policy-makers, journalists, experts, NGO’s and informed citizens) in several EU countries, supported by localised policy media.