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EPOLICY - Engineering the POlicy-making LIfe CYcle

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 17/10/2011
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The e-POLICY project presents a multi-disciplinary research effort whose goal is to support policy makers in their decision process across the engineering of a policy making life-cycle. The life-cycle integrates, in a unique way, global and individual perspectives on the decision process, bringing to the policy makers attention both global concerns (e.g., impacts, budget constraints and objectives), and individual concerns (i.e. opinions, reactions), giving guidance towards better policy implementation strategies. An innovative game theoretical approach guides the interaction and conflict management between these two levels. In addition, the e-POLICY project proposes the evaluation of the economical, societal and environmental impacts of policy at both the global and individual levels. Societal impacts are derived from data retrieved by e-participation and Web2.0 tools. Both policy maker and citizens are assisted in the decision-making and participation processes through visualization tools. From a technological perspective, leading-edge optimization and decision support techniques contribute to global policy making, while agent-based simulation tools will perform a social simulation at the individual level, with game theory being used to manage conflicts and regulate the interaction between the two levels. Subsidiary, but no less important, techniques will aid the decision-making process by using opinion-mining from e-participation derived data and advanced visualization tools.

The project proof of concept will be an open source decision support system where the above components are implemented, integrated and evaluated with a realistic target: that of a real-world regional energy plan. One of the key barriers to the progress of renewable energy projects is recognized as the planning and consenting process. The e-POLICY project goes towards resolving this issue by aiding both processes.


Start date: 2011-10-01
End date: 2014-09-30

Duration: 36 months

Project Reference: 288147

Project cost: 3.27 million euro
Project Funding: 2.56 million euro

Subprogramme Area: ICT-2011.5.6 ICT Solutions for governance and policy modelling
Contract type: Collaborative project


Coordinatore: Alma Mater Studiorum-Universita di Bologna - Michela MILANO

Altri Partecipanti

  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA - ITALY
  • INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO - PORTUGAL
  • REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA - ITALY
  • POWER PLANNING ASSOCIATES LIMITED - UNITED KINGDOM
  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V - GERMANY
  • UNIVERSITY OF SURREY - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK - IRELAND
  • ASTER - SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI - ITALY
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ICT : TECNOLOGIE DELL’INFORMAZIONE E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE: priorità tematica 3 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea