Rather than starting from the ground up, Policy Cloud will build on the legacy of already completed H2020 Big Data research projects. This is in line with the need for projects to exploit relevant and publicly available results to enhance their own work, leading to better research outcomes and contributing to European research excellence.
Policy Cloud has published a preliminary version of the Data Management Plan (DMP) which defines the general rules and mechanisms for the management of data to be collected, generated and processed during the project.
The third section of the European Pillar of Social Rights is dedicated to Social Protection and Inclusion, this involves the right for all people to live in a dignified manner, have access to adequate health care, affordable housing, affordable and quality childcare and elderly care services, as well as income support for people with disabilities.
Policy Cloud have presented a paper on the main research challenges and solutions to and for data-driven policy management at this year's AIAI event (Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations). The conference provided an opportunity for Policy Cloud, an EU project led by ATOS and a number of EU Partners and funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme, to present its innovative approach and solutions to policy making.
The Horizon 2020 project PolicyCloud uses big data to inform better policymaking. Its municipality of Sofiapilot use case is currently building on the European Digital and Data strategies by using big data and analytical tools to improve the quality of planning decisions around urban transport and road infrastructure, waste collection and disposal, ecology, and green systems.
The problem of radicalisation is very high on the European agenda as increasing numbers of young European radicals return from Syria and use the internet to disseminate propaganda. To enable policy makers to design policies to address radicalisation effectively, Policy Cloud consortium will collect data from social media and other sources including the open-source Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the Onion City search engine which accesses data over the TOR dark web sites, and Twitter ( through Firehose). The data will be analysed using sentiment analysis and opinion mining software.