Governments struggle to regulate an
increasingly interdependent and complex world, as the financial
crisis has shown. At the same time, citizens are becoming more
vocal in monitoring and influencing policy decisions. Future
scenarios are likely to show greater complexity and citizens'
involvement. Current ICT tools for collaborative governance and
policy modelling start to show great opportunities for
decision-making in a complex world, but they still remain an
exception rather than the rule, and research is fragmented between
academic fields, application areas, and approaches to innovation
(theory vs. practice led).
CROSSROAD will deliver a research
roadmap on ICT for governance and policy modelling, in order to
orient towards a common goal the different communities of research
actors, domains and sectors. It will create a shared vision and an
operational tool to support research policy and research
implementation in this field. The roadmap will be based on a
cross-analysis of present research directions and future scenarios
of collaborative governance, including possibilities for disruptive
scenarios of extreme collaboration. It will be presented as a
self-standing report and as an online, dynamic knowledge base.
The CROSSROAD partners, with
unparalleled experience in e-government and e-governance, web 2.0
and roadmapping, will involve a wide pool of expertise through an
open, iterative, multi-method approach including in depth desk
research, restricted workshops and large scale web consultations,
in order to reach out to specialist research activities beyond the
traditional e-government stakeholders and beyond Europe.