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New Horizon 2020 Initiative Set to Transform Transport Policymaking with Data-Driven Methods and Tools

20 November 2017

PoliVisu Project - New Horizon 2020 Initiative Set to Transform Transport Policymaking with Data-Driven Methods and Tools

Ghent, Belgium (20.11.2017): Earlier this month 15 partners from six EU countries gathered for a kick-off meeting to celebrate the start of PoliVisu, a three-year long Horizon 2020 project that will transform local transport systems, making them more optimised, resilient and citizen-centric. Working with the cities of Ghent, Belgium, Pilsen, Czech Republic, and Issy-les-Moulineau, France, PoliVisu will promote data-driven policymaking as a solution to urban mobility challenges, such as traffic congestion, parking difficulties and inadequacy of transport infrastructure.

The experience of three pilots and other cities across Europe shows that policymaking can be a long and laborious process, and making agile policy decisions is easier said than done. PoliVisu will change that by offering new methods and tools to public administrations, enabling them to easily explore, experiment and test innovative approaches in response to local problems. PoliVisu framework envisages agile policymaking as a continuous process consisting of three cycles.

  • Design - reconciling different stakeholders’ views and facilitating experimentation of policy scenarios through data visualisation;
  • Implementation – going beyond mere policy execution by including frequent communication activities coupled with reaction monitoring on social media;
  • Evaluation - assessing policy impact on areas like environment, mobility, financing and citizen welfare using a range of evaluation techniques.

The Consortium is coordinated by Vlaams Gewest (Belgium) and consists of ATC (Greece), Stad Gent (Belgium), IS-practice (Belgium), Geosparc (Belgium), Macq (Belgium), EDIP (Czech Republic), Help Service Remote Sensing (Czech Republic), InnoConnect (Czech Republic), Sprava Informacnich Technologii Mesta Plzne (Czech Republic), Plan4All (Czech Republic), Issy Media (France), Citi Zen Data (France), Politecnico Di Milano (Italy) and 21c Consultancy (UK).

The project has started in November 2017 and will have a duration of 36 months.

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