Policy Relevance

  • building capacities to foster public engagement: in other EU CAPS projects, ICT EIT Labs and other KICS, Network of Regions, various local authorities, NGOs and their stakeholders, universities and other public entities will contribute to a real prospect for pan-European scale exploitation
  • developing and testing ICT in the interaction between scientists, citizens and policy makers for collective decision making



  • interactively encourage both off-line and on-line methodologies, connecting the virtual framework to local communities
  • face to face, open and in-depth interviews with stakeholders
  • open Space Technology involving various stakeholders
  • 4 partners from 3 countries: Intelligent Systems Research Lab, UoR, UK
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, and, University of Florence, Italy
  • Environmental Social Science Research Group, Hungary


Key Learning so far…

  • deploying different methodologies for participative engagement and crowd sourcing by way of experiments to evaluate various approaches
  • understanding social and environmental problems more deeply with the personal involvement of citizens
  • bottom-up contributions from citizens and social networks to inform policy makers at local community, national and international levels
  • successfully extending the Science Cafe model to social problem-solution propositions  to harness collective insights for better solutions
  • inviting experts to be on-tap rather than on-top for shaping better informed and sustainability-aware decisions