[p2p-research] EU Funding Opportunity and Open RFPs
mattcooperrider at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 03:38:15 CEST 2009
Let's connect on this offline. I'll email you individually.
Michel and all,
I'll certainly report back if any progress is made.
On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Michel Bauwens <michelsub2004 at gmail.com>wrote:
> HI Matt,
> 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> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > 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,
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > --
>> > Work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhurakij_Pundit_University -
>> > 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:
> http://www.dpu.ac.th/dpuic/info/Research.html - Think thank:
> P2P Foundation: http://p2pfoundation.net - http://blog.p2pfoundation.net
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