In the same month as the PoliVisu project was launched Pavel Kogut from 21c was invited to Thessaloniki to present PoliVisu to an audience of social innovation enthusiasts at a workshop organised as part of the 4th International Conference on Internet Science. PoliVisu was selected as just one of five papers to be presented at the prestigious event.
Workshop participants learned about the project, its partners, vision and potential to transform policymaking through novel data-driven methods and tools. PoliVisu, for its part, benefited from exposure to the preliminary results of four H2020 projects that have advanced social innovation in Europe over the past two years: Socratic, Open4Citizens, SavingFood and MAKE-IT.
After the presentations all participants engaged in active brainstorming of obstacles inhibiting digital social innovation and ways in which they could be overcome. The need to focus on end user surfaced again and again in the ensuing discussion, which is not surprising given the central role citizens play in facilitating positive change for all.
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