MACOSPOL

Mapping Controversies on Science for Politics

 Coordinatore FONDATION NATIONALE SCIENCES POLITIQUES 

 Organization address address: RUE SAINT GUILLAUME 27
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75341

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Amélie
Cognome: Antoine Audo
Email: send email
Telefono: + 33 1 45 49 83 53
Fax: + 33 1 45 49 83 60

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Totale costo 1˙034˙315 €
 EC contributo 924˙514 €
 Programma FP7-SIS
Specific Programme "Capacities": Science in society
 Code Call FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CSA-CA
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-01-01   -   2009-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FONDATION NATIONALE SCIENCES POLITIQUES

 Organization address address: RUE SAINT GUILLAUME 27
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75341

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Amélie
Cognome: Antoine Audo
Email: send email
Telefono: + 33 1 45 49 83 53
Fax: + 33 1 45 49 83 60

FR (PARIS CEDEX 07) coordinator 0.00
2    ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

 Organization address address: BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
city: LAUSANNE
postcode: 1015

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Luana
Cognome: Huguenin
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 21 693 8002
Fax: +41 21 693 3840

CH (LAUSANNE) participant 0.00
3    LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

 Organization address address: GESCHWISTER SCHOLL PLATZ 1
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Cordula
Cognome: Kropp
Email: send email
Telefono: -6218
Fax: -

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 0.00
4    OBSERVA

 Organization address address: VIALE A FUSINIERI 65
city: VICENZA
postcode: 36100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Valeria
Cognome: Arzenton
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0444 305454
Fax: +39 0444 305454

IT (VICENZA) participant 0.00
5    THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

 Organization address address: OXFORD ROAD
city: MANCHESTER
postcode: M13 9PL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Liz
Cognome: Fay
Email: send email
Telefono: + 44 161 275 7114
Fax: + 44 161 275 2445

UK (MANCHESTER) participant 0.00
6    UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE

 Organization address city: LIEGE
postcode: 4000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Joël
Cognome: Leclercq
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 4 366 58 10
Fax: +32 4 3665999

BE (LIEGE) participant 0.00
7    UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

 Organization address address: SPUI 21
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1012WX

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Cees
Cognome: Ostendorf
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 525 3054
Fax: +31 20 525 3580

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 0.00
8    UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

 Organization address address: Problemveien 5-7
city: OSLO
postcode: 313

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Merle
Cognome: Jacob
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 - 22 84 16 00

NO (OSLO) participant 0.00

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democracy    society    devised    science    participation    controversies    citizens    tools    explore    public    world    digital    tested    scientific    collaborative    technological    platform    debates    macospol   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'MACOSPOL is a joint enterprise of researchers in science, technology and society across Europe to bring together their various expertises in order to devise a collaborative tool (called a platform) to map out scientific and technical controversies. The idea is that European citizens wishing to involve themselves into technical and scientific issues, need an equipment that is similar to those devised for generating opinions in normal political matters. This equipment does not exist yet for technical democracy even though enormous amount of research has already been done. The digital world facilitates exchange of methods and expertise and it is this facilitation that we want to maximize by bringing together the MACOSPOL consortium. This consortium allows the connection of the best research in Science, Technology and Society with the best research on web-based tools. Once the platform devised and tried out, it will be tested whether or not, in real sized controversies, it is possible for European citizens to come to better judgment about those issues.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

This project has created new experimental tools, enabling the public to explore and debate current scientific and technological issues.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

In the 21st century, European citizens are faced with issues arising from a complex mixture of politics, science, morality and technology. One result of this growing complexity is the increasing belief that it is now more difficult for individuals to become involved in public life.

Members of the public therefore require access to digital tools, together with explanations for their use, in order to navigate an increasingly uncertain world. The tools developed by the Macospol consortium can enable private citizens, together with policymakers, journalists, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to explore and visualise the ins and outs of scientific and technical debates.

The project has also used experts from science, technology and the social sciences to create a collaborative platform that allows public participation in online debates. Users of the platform will find the necessary digital tools together with case studies and information explaining the theory behind controversy mapping.

Project partners will identify any drawbacks to the tools such as cost, lack of compatibility and unfriendly user interfaces. Researchers will also explore the use of design to improve visual performance through better information management and readability. The platform appropriateness as a type of 'parliament' for hosting and shaping debates will be tested, too.

The work of the Macospol project will facilitate public involvement in current scientific and technological issues and encourage the development of 'technical democracy'. Digital innovations have enabled the development of new tools and forums for promoting public participation, which will generate wider understanding of complex issues throughout the EU.

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