Evidence Based Policymaking in Europe Summit 2021

The convergence of Cloud, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence has already resulted in major transformation across Government services, yet the process of policy making itself is often left behind. Join European projects Policy Cloud, Decido, AI4PublicPolicyDUET and Intelcomp at the virtual "Evidence Based Policy Making in Europe event" to explore major challenges, trends and opportunities to improve public sector decision making that will deliver healthier, happier places to live and work.

Digital technologies have changed the world. Today people expect faster, seamless, on-demand services from their providers, and Government is no exception. For effective urban operations which make life easier for residents, workers and visitors, Public Sector decision making needs to become more agile, breaking down data silos to combine day-to-day tactical decisions with longer term policies and strategies. Disruptive technologies such as Digital Twins, Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing (HPC) unlock new opportunities for sustainable decision making through visualisations, simulations and predictions that enhance transparency, increase public support and involvement, and optimise resources.

To support this transformation, Policy CloudDecidoAI4PublicPolicyDUET and Intelcomp pan-European projects and initiatives dedicated to using cloud for data-driven policy, have joined forces to host Evidence Based Policy Making in Europe, a premier conference for government that focuses purely on data and tools for decision making. Together with leading change agents from the European Commission and Local Government the event will explore the new decision-making ecosystems being built by cities and administrations, including the use cases being adopted, and the innovative data and tools being adopted for modern policy making.

Find the presentations of the IntelComp speakers here:

 

Objectives

Taking place virtually on the 9th and 10th of December, 2021, here's what to expect:

  • Use Cases: We’ve asked our speakers to bring real-life examples of how they are transforming the traditionally slow deliberative policy making process in the fields of health, climate change and mobility, to one that is more agile and responsive. Hear directly from cities themselves on how they are developing better evidence-based policies which adapt as new data comes to light, and which are trusted and contributed to by relevant stakeholders who feel engaged in the process.

 

  • Tools: See how city managers and policy makers are co-creating data-driven decision-making ecosystems with cutting edge tools which enable them to visualise, analyse and even predict the complex impact of decisions across multiple domains, time and space. Be hands-on with AI, big data and digital twin demos and be inspired by what you could potentially achieve for your administration

 

  • Strategies: Learn how to manage legal, ethical and standards challenges and constraints in our increasingly digital world.  From best practices to principles and legislation our speakers will help you understand and navigate the complex environment in pragmatic ways that will get you started on your journey.

Attendance is open to all.  Join us as we forge the future of modern policy making.

Agenda

DAY 1

9th December

 

Day 1: Evidence Based Policy Cases - from data to decision making

10.00-10.30

Plenary:

Given the complexity of our societies and the rapid generation of data, how can public authorities transform the usually slow, deliberative policy making process to one that is more agile and responsive, which develops better evidence-based policies which adapt as new data comes to light, and which are trusted, understood and contributed to by relevant stakeholders.

SpeakersAndrea HalmosAlan PaicClaudia Fabo CartasLieven RaesMichela Magas

 

Recording Plenary: link 

10.30-11.00

11.00-11.30

11.30-11.45

 

Evidence Based Policy Cases - Pilot Sudies

Will the plethora of data help us make better decisions and better policies? Public authorities use data (whether it's citizen science or gov data) to inform short- and long-term policy decisions, or to improve existing services. Experimenting with policy options will enable governments and cities to tackle complex, policy problems that require innovative thinking to develop transformative solutions. 

11.45-12.15

Coffee break

12.15-12.30

 

Track 1

The tight connection between people and government in co-creating new and targetted policies

Covid 19 has highlighted the importance of peoples health and social needs and the need to address some longstanding challenges.

Topics & Speakers: 

Science Technology and Innovation Policy in the domain of Cancer - Paresa Markianidou (Technopolis Group, IntelComp)

Policy Cloud policies against radicalisation -  Armend Duzha (Maggioli, Policy Cloud)

Health Policies: co-creation and AI for a targeted policies' implementation - Germana Gianquinto (GFT Italy, AI4PublicPolicy)

 

Track 2

What can we do to slow down Climate Change?

We are in the midst of a climate crisis which is contibuting to public health problems. Governments need to reduce and elimate emissions fast. Environmental policies exist but have largely failed to make a difference as measures have mainly focused on making emission reductions profitable for business, think carbon credits, energy saving bulbs. For more sustainable outcomes which make cities happier and healthier places to live for all, creative and innovative policies and tools need to be cocreated by the whole value chain. Digital enablers such as IoT, Cloud and Big Data ensure stakeholders can work together with a common-view/visualisation of the situation so they can simulate and predict the impact of differing policy choices.

Topics & Speakers:

Focus on Science Technology and Innovation for policy in the domain of Blue Economy - Phoebe Koundouri (ATHENA RC, IntelComp)

Event-based Policy making and co-creation in the disaster risk management - Antonio Filograna (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, DECIDO)

Ilia Christantoni (DAEM, DUET)

 

Track 3

Mobility policies, a new era for cities and citizens

Transport forms the backbone of all urban economies. The ability to move freely, cost-effectively and easily is one of the most important drivers of economic and societal development. Its policies are interdisciplinary with a direct impact on urban development and the environment so European cities require effective strategies to help overcome these challenges. . New technology like Digital twins and the resulting location based geographical information (GI) it produces is changing the nature, costs and impact of transport on a real-time basis.  It is this shift in speed, detail and synchronicity that presents a suite of new opportunities for public sector policy makers. Hear from cities at the leading edge of smart mobility innovation.

Topics & Speakers:

Pilsen Digital Twin City - Jiri Bouchal,

Policy Cloud urban policy making through analysis of crowdsourced data - Ana Georgieva (Sofia Municiplaity, Policy Cloud)

The experience of the Pilots in mobility in AI4PP - Alessandro Amicone (GFT Italy, AI4PublicPolicy)

12.30-13.00

13.00-13.30

13.30-14.00

Recommendations from the 3 tracks

15.00-17.00

Policy Cloud Innovation Workshop: How to make data-driven policies a reality in your organisation?

The convergence of Cloud, Big Data and AI has already resulted in major transformation across Government services, yet the process of policy making itself is often left behind. 

The Policy Cloud project aims to harness the potential of digitisation, big data and cloud technologies to improve the modelling, creation and implementation of policy. In three years (2020-2022) the project is addressing challenges faced by many public administrations in improving how they make policy decisions by accessing and using data.

The Policy Cloud Innovation workshop invites participants of the Evidence Based Policymaking in Europe Summit 2021 to join its innovation workshop, intended as a playground for discussions on how to make data-driven policies a reality in your organisation. 

Agenda 

  • Welcome & icebreaker introductions - Marieke Willems (Trust-IT)
  • Policy Cloud for evidence based policymaking in Europe - Ricard Munné (Atos)
  • What about the policymaking challenges in your organisation? (discussion with participants) - Alberto Miranda (Atos)
  • What the PolicyCloud for data-driven policymaking can do for policymakers in Europe:
    • Policies against radicalisation Pilot - Armend Duzha (Maggioli)
    • Intelligent policies for the food-value chain Pilot - Javier Sancho (Sarga)
  • How to make data-driven policies a reality in your organisation? interactive discussion with participants - Alberto Miranda & Marieke Willems
  • Wrap up - Alberto Miranda (Atos)

DAY 2

10th December

 

Day 2: Innovative Tools for Evidence Based Policy - from digital disruption to digital adoption

10.00-10.30

Plenary:

The convergance of Cloud, Big Data and AI has already caused considerable transformation across Government. With citizens demanding better experiences as their expectations shift towards quick, seamless and personalised services, now is the time for Public Sector decision makers to embrace digital disruption and new innovative technologies to make more more sustainable policy based on real-time information, predicted impact and citizen input.

Speakers: Roberto di BernardoMichael MulquinSuzanne DumouchelNatalia Manola

10.30-11.00

11.00-11.30

11.30-11.45

 

Innovative Tools for Evidence Based Policy

The convergance of Cloud, Big Data and AI has already caused considerable transformation across Government. With citizens demanding better experiences as their expectations shift towards quick, seamless and personalised services, now is the time for Public Sector decision makers to embrace digital disruption and new innovative technologies to make more more sustainable policy based on real-time information, predicted impact and citizen input. The Data Driven Policy Cluster is consultating with stakehiolders for a tailored and suer-centric development of tools for evidence-based policymaking while keeping a close eye on legal compliance and interoperability.

11.45-12.15

Coffee break 

12.15-12.30

Track 1

A New Era of Collaboration, Co-creation & Consultation with Citizens & Stakeholders

We live in a digital world, shopping, working and even meeting our friends and partners online, Despite the wealth of digital tools at our fingertips, participation in democratic processes is falling across Europe. This may be beacuse so far Governments have just digitised what we already do offline (e.g. e-petitions, e-consultation etc.) whereas new technologies and data opens up much more exciting possibilities for collaboration, co-creation and consultation with citizens. This track explores how new technologies and tools can be used for engagement and innovative collaboration between policy makers and citizens creating ecosystems for positive change.

Topics & Speakers: 

The Turin Co-Creation Model - Fabio Perossini (KPRF, DECIDO)

Co-creation of STI policies using the IntelComp platform - Jerónimo Arenas García (Universidad Carlos III, IntelComp)

LDT Typology - Pavel Kogut (21C Consultancy, DUET)

Track 2

Forging the Future with Policy Impact Analysis & Prediction

The wealth of data at our disposal should not only be used to understand the areas where new policy or change in policy is needed, but also to predict the impact of those policies, giving realistic KPIs on which they can be judged. This track will explore how policy impact prediction and analysis will lead to measurable outcomes and further policy refinement.

Topics & Speakers: 

Using the IntelComp platform in the process of science and innovation policy - Joseba Sanmartín (FECYT, IntelComp)

Policy Cloud, Data Analysis and Simulation -  Ricard Munne (Atos, Policy Cloud)

Data and disruptive technologies for evidence based policymaking - Francesco Mureddu (The Lisbon Council, DECIDO)

Jurgen Silence (AIV, DUET)

Track 3

Managing Legal, Ethical & Standards Challenges and Constraints in a Digital World

While developing data-driven policy management tools, the cluster keeps a close eye on legal and ethical aspect.

Speakers:

Martim Taborda Barata & Alberto Bettiol (ICT Legal Consulting, Policy Cloud)

Vanni Resta (KPRF, DECIDO)

Marina Cugurra (GFT, AI4PublicPolicy)

12.30-13.00

13.00-13.30

13.30-14.00

Wrap-Up

 

Vídeos

DAY 1 Plenary Session

DAY 1 Track 1

DAY 1 Track 2

DAY 1 Track 3

DAY 1 Plenary Wrap-up

DAY 2 Plenary Session

DAY 2 Track 1

DAY 2 Track 2

DAY 2 Track 3

DAY 2 Plenary Wrap up