Thursday, 25 February 2010

EU WeGov project has started

WeGov is a new EC STREP project under the ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling work programme.

The project aims to develop a toolset so full advantage can be taken of well-established social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, YouTube, WordPress, etc) when engaging citizens in two-way dialogs as part of governance and policy-making processes. The tools will make it possible to detect, track and mine opinions, behaviour, and discussions on policy oriented topics including their origins, bias and evolution. The tools will allow discussions to be linked, seeded, and stimulated through injection of policy discussion points into relevant communities.

Will link to the WeGov website when it goes live. A job ad for a researcher to work on WeGov will be coming out very soon.

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