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International Conference on Policy Making 2.0

17 June 2013

On the 17th and 18th of June 2013 at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, the Crossover project, coordinated by ATC, together with UNDP, the Democratic Society and EurActiv, organized a conference, exploring the emerging technologies and trends that are changing the way policy-making is performed. Policy-making 2.0 refers to a blend of emerging and fast developing technologies that enable better, more timely and more participative decision-making in government. The aim of this final conference organized by the project was to cross-fertilize projects to support community building and to learn from each other. Over these two days many topics were discussed including: open and big data, visual analytics, modelling and simulation, collaborative governance and crowdsourcing, serious gaming, and opinion mining. Many of these points were of direct relevance to the Crossover Research Roadmap and helped in its enrichment. The conference also gave all participants the opportunity to contest for the Policy 2.0 prize. It’s goal was to motivate the community and attract more outside attention on the Crossover project. There were 47 submissions, out of which 3 were selected by the jury and nominated as the ones that are most likely to have a real impact on policy-making.