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Enabling Multichannel PArticipation Through ICT Adaptations

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "EMPATIA" data sheet

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Organization address
postcode: 3000 995

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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙483˙625 €
 EC max contribution 1˙483˙625 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2018-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CENTRO DE ESTUDOS SOCIAIS PT (COIMBRA) coordinator 410˙625.00
2    ONE SOURCE CONSULTORIA INFORMATICA LDA PT (Coimbra) participant 409˙250.00
3    ZEBRALOG GMBH & CO KG DE (BERLIN) participant 188˙125.00
5    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO IT (MILANO) participant 112˙500.00
6    UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD UK (BRADFORD) participant 100˙000.00
7    DEMOKRATIE 2.1 S.R.O. CZ (PRAHA) participant 95˙625.00
8    BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON UK (UXBRIDGE) participant 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Participatory budgeting (PB) represents one of the most successful civic innovations of the last quarter-century. At a time when voter turnout in Europe is lagging and public institutions struggle to maintain trust and legitimacy within a framework of growing budgetary cuts, PB has proved itself to be a powerful tool for citizens to join in the essential tasks of governing, not only as voters but also as decision-makers themselves.

EMPATIA aims at producing the first ICT platform capable of fully encompassing both the decision-making cycle and the implementation cycle of PB whose integration is considered indispensable by literature as the main driver of the self-sustainability process. It will harness the collaborative power of ICT networks applied to PB, seeking to radically enhance the inclusiveness and impact of PB processes, enabling citizens, individually and collectively, to take deliberate and informed action for the public good. This will lower barriers to information and participation, deepening citizen engagement and trust in public institutions, collaborating alongside them to make their communities more sustainable.

EMPATIA consists of multidisciplinary consortium, with expertise in adjacent fields – research and implementation of participatory and voting processes, ICT integration, evaluation of technological and societal impacts among others – that will include in its activities the implementation of three distinct PB Pilots, with citizens from the municipalities of Lisbon (Portugal), Ričany (Czech Republic) and Bonn (Germany), allowing a thorough analysis and validation of the EMPATIA platform.


List of deliverables.
D1.2: Models, Methodologies, Scenarios & Requirements – preliminary Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:59
D3.2: Pilots implementation – final Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:58
D2.4: Development and integration of the platform – final Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:54
D5.2: Dissemination plans Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:50
D4.1: Evaluation plans and guidelines Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:53
D1.4: Models, Methodologies, Scenarios & Requirements – final Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:43
D5.1: Electronic media and communication materials Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:56
D5.4: Dissemination and exploitation report – final Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:55
D4.2: Evaluation and Pilots impact assessment Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:56
D1.5: Social, ethics and legal analysis – final Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:58
D2.3: Platform architecture and specification – final Documents, reports 2019-05-31 17:20:56

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of EMPATIA deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Amizan Omar, Vishanth Weerakkody, Uthayasankar Sivarajah
Developing Criteria for Evaluating a Multi-channel Digitally Enabled Participatory Budgeting Platform
published pages: 3-11, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-64322-9_1
2017 Secchi, Michelangelo
Participatory Democracy is a Serious Game
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ECPR 2017 2019-06-18
2017 Copello, Kalinca
ICTs and political voice: Lessons from South Africa
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa Conference 2019-06-18
2016 Secchi, Michelangelo
Hybrid Participatory Budgeting: The Challenges of a Multi-channel Participation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IPSA 2016 2019-06-18
2017 Giovanni Allegretti, Paolo Spada
Integrating Multiple Channels of Engagement in Democratic Innovations: Opportunities and Challenges
published pages: Chapter 2: 20-37, ISSN: , DOI:
Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media, edited by Marco Adria and Yuping Mao. 2017 2019-06-18
2017 Meloni, Marco; Antunes, Sofia
Games for citizen participation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
International Conference Democracy and Participation in the 21st Century 2019-06-18
2016 Kamal, Muhammad; Sivarajah, Uthayasankar; Allegretti, Giovanni; Secchi, Michelangelo; Antunes, Sofia
Enabling multichannel participation through ICT adaptations for participatory budgeting
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Twenty-second Americas Conference on Information Systems. 2019-06-18
2017 Allegretti, Giovanni; Hartz-Karp, Janette
Participatory budgeting: a methodological approach to address sustainability challenges
published pages: 203-216, ISSN: , DOI:
Methods for Sustainability Research 2019-06-18
2017 Kawaljeet Kaur Kapoor, Amizan Omar, Uthayasankar Sivarajah
Enabling Multichannel Participation Through ICT Adaptation
published pages: 66-80, ISSN: 1548-3886, DOI: 10.4018/IJEGR.2017040104
International Journal of Electronic Government Research 13 1 2019-06-18
2016 Secchi, Michelangelo
Urban Participatory Spaces. Participatory Budgeting as a Driver for the Enforcement of the Right to the City
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ECPR 2016 2019-06-18
2016 Giovanni Allegretti, Nelson Dias, Sofia Antunes
Transformar o território promovendo a cidadania: metodologia em evolução nos orçamentos participativos de Lisboa e Cascais
published pages: 143–76, ISSN: 2177-1847, DOI:
Boletim Regional, Urbano E Ambiental, Edição Especial Europa, 2016 2016 2019-06-18

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