EurActiv has competed successfully in open competition for EU tenders and calls for proposal since 2001, most recently winning Framework contracts with the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee. EurActiv has won over 15 major projects from different EU institutions and supported a range of research projects with dissemination packages.
See highlights of our recent projects at EurActiv Experience in EU Projects.
EU Projects that we’re currently running:
FP7 contract: Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE) – 42 months- starting 2014
Partners: University of Brighton UoB, Institute for Employment Studies IES, IZA Germany, CEPS – Belgium, TARKI –Hungary, Trento – Italy, Galway-Ireland, Greece Thrace DUTH, University of Oxford OXF, ESRI – Ireland , Uni of Salerno – Italy, Oviedo- Spain, Estonia TARTU, Krakow UEK Poland, Slovakia SGI, Czech- MUP, France GEM, Netherlands UVT, Austria – UniGraz, Denmark – CBS, Norwary NOVA, Sweden SOFI , Koç University Social Policy Centre, UNITO
The central concept of this project is based on a policy learning approach to address youth unemployment. The overriding aim is to conduct a comparative EU wide analysis that is sensitive to gender differences and the historical legacies of multi-level institutions shaping policies to overcome youth unemployment. The research will also assess the effectiveness of labour market policies designed to mitigate this phenomenon. At the end of the 3 years of research, a book will be published and launched in Brussels.
OURSPACE (The Virtual Youth Space) 2010 – 2013
Partners: Athens Technology Center (Greece) , National Technical University of Athens (Greece) , Google (Ireland) , Danube University Krems (Austria) , 21c Consultancy (UK) , Babel International (France) , DUHA (Czech Rep) , The British Youth Council (UK)
Goals & Achievements: OurSpace is based on the idea that the active involvement of young people in the process of socio-political decision-making plays a very important role in our societies. Therefore, OurSpace aims to contribute towards bringing the EU closer to the youth by improving their role within the democratic system of the EC through the use of ICT. OurSpace will be tailored entirely to the needs of the young European citizens. It will provide a Social Networking widgets and mobile applications to support the active participation and real-time collaboration among the European youngsters. www.ep-ourspace.eu
Open Discovery Space (A Socially-powered and Multilingual Open Learning Infrastructure to Boost the Adoption of eLearning Resources) – 36 Months – Starting in 2012
Partners: Intrasoft International(Luxembourg), Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece), Universityof Twente (Netherlands) Computer Technology Institute (Greece) , Institut Telecom (France) , European Distance and ELearning Network (EDEN) , Fraunhofer (Germany) , Federal Ministry for Culture and Arts (Austria) , European Institute for Learning, Innovation, and Cooperation (Germany)
Goals & Achievements: Open Discovery Space aims to serve as an accelerator of the sharing, adoption, usage, and re-purposing of already rich existing educational content base. It will promote community building between numerous schools of Europe and empower them to use, share and exploit unique resources from a wealth of educational repositories, within meaningful educational activities. In addition, it will demonstrate the potential of eLearning resources to meet the educational needs of these communities supported by a European community-based social platform. Open Discovery Space will also evaluate the impact and document the whole process into a roadmap that will include guidelines for the design and implementation of resource-based educational activities that could act as a European reference to be adopted by stakeholders in school education.
Citadel…on the move 36 Months – Starting in 2012
Partners: Vlaamse Overheid Entiteit eGovernment en ICT-beheer – CORVE (Belgium) , IS-practice (Belgium) , Stad Gent (Belgium) , Manchester City Council (UK) , DAEM-City of Athens IT Company (Greece) , Intrasoft International (Belgium) , Alfamicro (Portugal) , IBBT (Belgium) , Athens Technology Center (Greece) , Issy Media (France) , ITEMS International (France) , Aston University (UK) , Global Cities Dialogue (World) , V-ICT-OR (Belgium)
Goals & Achievements: Citadel on the Move is a new project co-funded by the European Commission, which will unite Europe’s leading local government organizations with Living Lab experts, ICT specialists and expert SMEs. The goal of Citadel on the Move is to demonstrate that it is possible to combine Open Access Data and Mobile Application tools to create ‘smart,’ innovative citizen-generated services that can be used in differed European Cities. This vision lies at the heart of the Citadel Statement under Belgian EU Presidency (December 2010) and in line with the EU Ministers Malmo Ministerial Declaration (Swedish EU Presidency 2009) outlining a forward-looking eGovernment vision to be achieved by 2015.
Past EU Projects:
eMPOWER (Empowering citizens to influence the decision making and policy formulation on environmental issues) 2009 – 2011
Partners: : Athens Technology Center (Greece) , National Technical University of Athens (Greece) , Athens News Agency-Makedonian Press Agency (Greece) , Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata – ANSA (Italy) , Agência de Notícias de Portugal – LUSA (Portugal) , Mediterranean SOS Network – MedSOS (Greece) , Circolo Festambiente (Italy) , Liga para a Protecção da Natureza – LPN (Portugal)
Goals & Achievements: eMPOWER aims to motivate and strengthen the involvement of NGOs and citizens in the decision-making process on environmental issues at a National and European level by providing method and tools for supporting citizens’ participation to promote relevant public initiatives and demands of civil society. eMPOWER lays the ground for the European Citizens’ Initiative’s successful implementation and take-off. www.ep-empower.eu
WAVE (Welcoming Argument Visualisation to Europe) 2009 – 2010
Partners: University of Macedonia (Greece) , National University of Ireland (Ireland) , Thoughtgraph Ltd (UK) , 21c Consultancy (UK) , Fondation Sophia Antipolis (France) , Kauno Technologijos Universitas (Lithuania) .
Goals & Achievements: WAVE aims to improve the inclusiveness and transparency of EU decision making at the national and European level by using highly integrated, state-of-the-art Argument Visualisation techniques to make the impact of complex EU environmental legislation on climate change more accessible and easy to understand for citizens, special interest groups and decision makers alike. www.ep-empower.eu
EP-Net (Pan European eParticipation Network) 2008 – 2010
Founding Partners:TuTech Innovation GmbH (Germany) , e-voting.cc (Austria) , Danish Technological Institute (Denmark) , Issy Media (France) , Headstar (UK) , politik digital e.V. (Germany) , Zebralog e.V. (Germany) , City of Hamburg (Germany) , Computer Technology Institute (Greece) , University of Bergamo (Italy) , Openpolis Association (Italy) , Örebro University (Sweden) , CEE Citizens Network (Central and Eastern Europe) , Civil College Foundation (Hungary) , Danube University Krems (Austria) , 21c Consultancy (UK) Associate Members: http://pep-net.eu/the-partners/
Goals & Achievements: PEP-NET established The EU pan-European eParticipation network with nodes in all EU Member States (target: 70 members organizations – reached: 100 member organizations). This community will support the emergence of an eParticipation market by acting as a catalyst for the widespread use of eParticipation, encourage positive public perceptions of the benefits thereby accelerating take up and creating a demand for innovative ICT solutions to support implementations. www.pep-net.eu
MOMENTUM (Monitoring, Coordinating and Promoting the European Union eParticipation Projects and Initiatives) 2008 – 2010
Partners:Athens Technology Center (Greece) , National Technical University of Athens (Greece) , Centre of Excellence for Local eDemocracy – Lichfield district council (UK) , Universitaet Koblenz-Landau UKL (Germany)
Goals & Achievements: MOMENTUM is the Specific Support Action of the EU eParticipation Preparatory Action, which aims to monitor the existing 20 eParticipation pilot projects co-funded by European Commission and European Parliament, to consolidate their results and provide feedback to them and to the respective EC bodies and other designated stakeholders, advancing the high-level political and institutional engagement. www.ep-momentum.eu