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Dissemination Booster Projects

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PoliVisu is a Research and Innovation project designed to evolve the traditional public policy-making cycle using big data.


The aim is to enhance an open set of digital tools to leverage data to help public sector decision-making become more democratic by (a) experimenting with different policy options through impact visualisation and (b) using the resulting visualisations to engage and harness the collective intelligence of policy stakeholders for collaborative solution development.

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Adapting urban environments to current challenges requires a multidisciplinary understanding of interrelated and complex 

phenomena. In the context of digital-era massive data production and enhanced analytical capacities, there is still enormous untapped potential in the use of disruptive technologies to support evidence-based decision-making processes in the field of urban planning. Moreover, the impact that such technologies may have in the current
urban planning practice is yet to be assessed. Urban planning decision-making involves multiple stakeholders in complex governance settings. Such decisions should be evidence-based, and their results continuously evaluated to correct unwanted impacts, but this is not yet the prevalent paradigm.

URBANAGE aims at assessing the potential benefits, risks and impact of implementing a long-term sustainable framework for data-driven
decision-making in the field of urban planning for aging well in cities. This model will be developed through an inclusive cocreation strategy

with relevant stakeholders (public servants) and users (older adults) and based on a decision support Ecosystem that integrates  multidimensional Big Data analysis, modeling and simulation with Artificial Intelligence algorithms, visualization through Urban Digital twins and gamification for enhanced engagement purposes. Based on a thorough understanding of users’ needs, it will be validated by piloting use-cases in three local planning systems in Europe (Helsinki, Santander

and Flander).


The ETAPAS project aims at introducing a practical framework, 

supported by a prototypical software platform, to offer a first-time assessment methodology capable of measuring and mitigating ethical,

societal, and legal risks. The project will co-design with Public Bodies a framework consisting of ethical principles, a set of measurable indicators
and a legal construct for the responsible adoption of DTs. The framework will be tested and validated on four use cases in which DTs

are applied to face the challenges of the Italian Ministry of Finance, Don

Gnocchi Foundation, and local municipalities in Norway and Greece.
Use cases’ development, as well as exploitation and dissemination activities, will be strengthened by the engagement of two Digital

Innovation Hubs and their network. This will ensure ETAPAS framework

wide applicability to the European Public Sector and will prove in
practice how DTs can support the realisation of responsible innovative
solutions of Public Services.

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