Name of the project: CROSSROAD (A Participative Roadmap for ICT Research in Electronic Governance and Policy Modelling
Duration: 1. 1. 2010 – 31. 12. 2010
Funding: FP7-ICT-2009-4, funded by the EC under the Objective 7.3 ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling
Project web page: www.crossroad-eu.net (closed)
EPMA’s role: Partner
CROSSROAD project aims to deliver a Research Roadmap on ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling, which will be supported by the contribution of the results deriving from other FP7 projects in this domain and by the involvement of the research community.
Lasting the whole of 2010, CROSSROAD will create a shared vision to support policy and research in this domain. The idea for CROSSROAD stems from the need for governments to regulate an increasingly interdependent and unpredictable world. As the current financial crisis has shown, future scenarios are likely to provide greater complexity, while citizens are becoming more vocal in monitoring and influencing policy decision.
In order to support governments in designing policies, promising ICT tools are becoming available on the market. However, such tools are not widely adopted, and research is fragmented between academic fields, application areas and approaches to innovation.