Envisaged Impacts

  • knowledge sharing and the emergence of collective knowledge and the building of new collective intelligence
  • dedicated exploitation workshops with potential end-users
  • promotion of citizen science, collective intelligence, crowd-sourcing
  • scenarios to help citizens to organize public discussions, researchers to collaborate in a project, public institutions to lead public discussions, policy makers to facilitate decision support
  • handbook of online participatory methodologies - a comparative assessment, and, Best Practice Tools for consensus solution-seeking
  • portable Virtual Platform to help foster the engagement society
  • observatory for Crowd Sourcing - technological and organizational support for deployment of the methodology of Science Cafes


Engagement of broader audiences in various contexts

  • support for effective inclusion of greater numbers and wider categories of people - across ages, genders, social classes, regions
  • offering multi-modal engagement support through the SciCafe2.0 Virtual Platform - helping bridge the inter-disciplinary gaps in shared understanding
  • providing collective intelligence: including both off-line and via other classical forms of engagement
  • widening and deepening the reach of participative peer engagement


The European Observatory, Support Agency, and, Platform for Crowd Sourcing & Participative Engagement

  • stakeholder groups benefit by adopting SciCafe2.0 tools and support
  • supports consensus solution-seeking and building on social value towards socially intelligent, inclusive and cohesive innovations.
  • sharing insights on how to best promote and harness participative engagement
  • maximizing benefit realization from collective awareness of issues and the resulting co-generated solutions enhanced with increased Scientific Citizenship
  • observatory support for crowd-sourcing/informed,engaged empowered citizenship
  • supporting the CAPS projects, ICT EIT Labs and KICS, Network of Regions, various Local Authorities, NGOs and stakeholders, universities, other public entities


Responding to Citizens’ Needs

  • to belong and find a space for opinions to be heard and valued
  • peer/community recognition of their creative input into the democratic consultative process
  • satisfaction from opportunity for self-expression, self-actualisation
  • participating in dynamic interaction and exchange of views
  • sharing of insights and experiencing the social group dynamics
  • influence of viewpoints in collective insights/mutual enlightenment.