[p2p-research] EU Funding Opportunity and Open RFPs
michelsub2004 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 04:45:02 CEST 2009
Thanks for suggesting this. This is not something I can materially do
myself at this stage, but I think it is an excellent idea. Adam and Athina
already responded positively to this call, and Athina indicated her
willingness to coordinate this initiative through VIRTEC in Hull.
I think the best thing is to co-coordinate this with her. My impression, and
I may be wrong, is that any external-EU involvement will need to be paired
with EU partners. But Athina's uni has experts who could verify that.
Could I suggest that you talk this through with Athina, and then report back
to the p2p research list?
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 8:01 AM, Matt Cooperrider <mattcooperrider at gmail.com
> 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,
> > profit from this as well, but I have no idea how this could work and if
> > is allowed ...
> > I think Athina, and perhaps others, have already quite some experience
> > 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
> > Appel à projet européen :
> > telecom.gouv.fr<
> > *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
> > 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
> > decision-making process itself, and improving the access to relevant
> > content
> > and available options, thus enabling them to interact with
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > be taken into account as well as adapting the tool to be used by people
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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,
> > 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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> > http://www.dpu.ac.th/dpuic/info/Research.html - Think thank:
> > http://www.asianforesightinstitute.org/index.php/eng/The-AFI
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Work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhurakij_Pundit_University - Research:
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