The Horizon 2020 project PolicyCloud uses big data to inform better policymaking. Its municipality of Sofiapilot use case is currently building on the European Digital and Data strategies by using big data and analytical tools to improve the quality of planning decisions around urban transport and road infrastructure, waste collection and disposal, ecology, and green systems.
The problem of radicalisation is very high on the European agenda as increasing numbers of young European radicals return from Syria and use the internet to disseminate propaganda. To enable policy makers to design policies to address radicalisation effectively, Policy Cloud consortium will collect data from social media and other sources including the open-source Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the Onion City search engine which accesses data over the TOR dark web sites, and Twitter ( through Firehose). The data will be analysed using sentiment analysis and opinion mining software.
EOSC has published an open consultation on its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The consultation, which closes on 31st of August 2020, asks for the input of EOSC communities and beyond in setting out the future vision of the European Open Science Cloud.
The EU Horizon 2020 project aims to use big data to increase the effectiveness of policymaking through the use of innovative analytical tools. The podcast series known as ‘The PolicyCloud Podcast’ will focus on the PolicyCloud pilot cases, taking you through the projects leading the way in data innovation in a series of accessible, casual conversations.
The EU’s recently published Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly. In order for our food systems to stay resilient against crises, they must become more sustainable bringing with them new opportunities for operators in the food value chain.
Policy Cloud runs four pilot cases in four different EU countries: Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Pilots cover complex themes in very different fields and will serve as demonstrators for data-driven policy management and leverage methodologies for user participation from citizens and communities. The results will be evaluated in heterogeneous environments and settings, demonstrating the applicability and re-usability of the developed models and tools in different countries, contexts and sectors.
Hosted by BDV PPP. BigDataStack, I-BiDaaS, Track & Know and Policy Cloud join forces in a series of online demonstrations of innovative Big Data Technologies unlocking the potential of various applications.