PADGETS (2010-2012)

PADGETS is a three year STREP (Small or medium-scale focused research project) financed within the seventh Framework Programme (FP7 Programme Objective 7.3: “ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling”).

PADGETS objective is to design, develop and deploy a prototype tool set that will allow policy makers to create web applications that will be deployed in the environment of underlying knowledge in web 2.0 media (es: facebook, youtube, twitter, linked-in, etc). For this reason, the project introduces the concept of Padget (Policy Gadget) to represent a micro web application that combines a policy message with underlying group knowledge in social media (in the form of content and user activities) and interacts with end users in popular locations (such as social networks, blogs, forums, news sites, etc.) in order to get and convey their input to policy makers.

Through the PADGETS platform any policy can become a reusable and communicable web application to be used in relation to underlying content and social activities over the web. Policy makers will be able to set up such applications on their own and use them to communicate their policies to the public. People can use these applications as they use everyday services and policy makers can track the results of this interaction back to their policy making process to assist them in reaching solid decisions that represent society’s needs and priorities.

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