[p2p-research] EU Funding Opportunity and Open RFPs

Matt Cooperrider mattcooperrider at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 03:01:36 CEST 2009

Hi All,

Check out this potential for an e-participation pilot project with the
EU.  The submission deadline is about a month away.  While I and other
folks at Collabforge are interested, we are already slammed this
month.  Besides, we'd need European proxies to head this up.

This gave me an idea which could apply to lots of RFPs like this:

- We make an Open RFP google group.
- Anyone who is looking for partners for a project could dump the RFP
into a page, for group comments
- Members of the group could then work out some agreement for how to
apply for the job together.

For reference, Sunlight Labs attempted something similar earlier this year:

I think such a list might fit nicely into the OpenKollab ecology, and
could be called "OK RFP" or some such.

So two questions:
1. what do you think of the proposed OK RFP group?
2. anyone want to team up on this EU project?

Matt Cooperrider

On 8/15/09, Michel Bauwens <michelsub2004 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This seems like a great funding round, and congruent with the p2p value
> system ... it's focus is 'political decision-making though',
> I think some of our American  and Australian friends, already active in
> this
> field,  if they can find suitable european proxies and collaborators, could
> profit from this as well, but I have no idea how this could work and if it
> is allowed ...
> I think Athina, and perhaps others, have already quite some experience with
> such projects ...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dante-Gabryell Monson <dante.monson at gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 9:53 PM
> Subject: EU funding - for peer governance ?
> To: Michel Bauwens <michelsub2004 at gmail.com>, Athina Karatzogianni <
> athina.k at gmail.com>
> Hi Michel, Hi Athina
> EU Funding options - in english below
> http://www.telecom.gouv.fr/rubriques-menu/soutiens-financements/programmes-communautaires/cip-programme-tic-du-cip/programme-tic-du-cip/appels-propositions-1996.html
> http://people.thetransitioner.org/profiles/blogs/is-there-any-way-to-benefit
> Appel à projet européen :
> telecom.gouv.fr<http://www.telecom.gouv.fr/rubriques-menu/soutiens-financements/programmes-communautaires/cip-programme-tic-du-cip/programme-tic-du-cip/appels-propositions-1996.html>
> *Appel CIP-ICT PSP-2009-3 bis*
> L’appel à propositions CIP-ICT PSP-2009-3bis a été lancé le 5 juin 2009.
> Cet
> appel sera clos le 23 septembre 2009, son budget est de 7 millions d’euros.
> Thème couvert par cet appel : Des TIC pour les gouvernements et la
> gouvernance, objectif 3.5 : eParticipation, responsabiliser et impliquer
> les
> citoyens dans la transparence du processus décisionnel de l’UE.
> -_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-
> *Objective 3.5:*
> e-Participation - empower and involve citizens in transparent
> decisionmaking
> in the EU20Funding Instrument: Pilot Type B – It is intended to support
> several pilot actions for up to 7 M€ of EU contribution. Focus and
> outcomesThe overall aim is to address with ICT based solutions today's
> challenges in policy making. These include : fighting the perceived
> democratic deficit, which requires a new relationship between politicians
> and citizens, and which is particularly challenging at EU level;
> reconnecting citizens with politics and policy-making and sustaining
> citizens’ involvement; reducing the complexity of decision-making and
> legislation processes within the EU.It is intended to support several
> pilots, each focusing on at least one of the following goals:
> 1. Enabling transparent decision and policy making by supporting the
> drafting of legislative texts for politicians and decision-makers. The
> piloted solutions should help improve the clarity and understanding of
> legislative texts and content for non-specialists and in a multi-lingual
> environment, thus facilitating citizens' participation in the process.
> 2. Enhancing the direct participation of citizens and civil society in the
> decision-making process itself, and improving the access to relevant
> content
> and available options, thus enabling them to interact with decision-makers
> in real time and with concrete contributions.
> 3.Involving citizens in the policy-making process by enhancing social
> networking capacities, using new intermediation models, creating
> collaborative input to policymaking (e.g. data gathering, sharing
> collective
> knowledge, Web2.0 technologies) thus enabling the provision of
> policy-making
> related services by citizens.
> *Conditions and characteristics*
>> The solutions proposed should clearly address an EU legislative, policy
>> or
> decisionmaking process and contribute to improving the process concerned
> and
> to increasing the participation of the public. Attention should be given to
> solutions which are easy to use and understand by citizens (rather than
> e.g.
> by ICT and other experts).
>> The pilot should involve a significant number of citizens from several EU
> Member States. The needs of decision-makers and citizens should be taken
> into account from a very early stage of the pilot.
>> The ICT solutions should enable a wider group of people to voice their
> opinions, provide input and get involved in politics. All projects will
> contribute to improving the usability of web-based and other ICT tools in
> the field. Accessibility21, multi-lingual and multi-cultural issues need to
> be taken into account as well as adapting the tool to be used by people who
> may have only limited knowledge of the subject area and low level IT
> skills.
>> Proposals should demonstrate a clear understanding and definition of the
> institutional environment concerned and the civil society actors involved.
> The pilots must include and mobilise all relevant actors involved,
> including
> decision-makers, citizens, civil society groups and the private sector.
>> Along with the technical pilot phase, the pilots will also have to
> identify and develop sustainable business models that would grant financial
> self-sustainability to the proposed strategy in the long term.
>> The pilots will also have to address legal, administrative and protocol
> issues related to the real working and operational conditions.
> The pilots will have to produce an appropriate evaluation framework so as
> to
> allow service impact assessment and, in parallel, provide an analysis of
> the
> proposed solution in terms of the costs and benefits of implementation.
>> The pilots should exploit the experience of other Commission-funded
> programmes or applications, in particular projects financed under the
> eParticipation Preparatory Action20.
>> The proposals should provide an effective dissemination plan, especially
> in terms of the impact at European level, including networking and ways to
> attract a wider audience to participate. The pilots should also provide
> training material and modules, and operational manuals so as to guarantee
> better acceptance and adoption of the proposed solutions.
> *Expected impact*
> 1. High level of maturity in the use of ICTs in transparent, participatory
> and accountable decision-making.
> 2. Demonstrated improvements in policy and decision-making
> 3. Enhanced citizens' capacity to participate in EU policy and
> decision-making through wide scale collaboration across the EU
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