16th January 2019
University of Turin, Italy
On 16-17th January, the University of Turin hosted the CO3 project kick off meeting. Thirty attendees representing ten partners from five different countries came together to define a shared vision for the project over the next three years. The project is co-funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 822615.
CO3, Digital Disruptive Technologies to Co-create, Co-produce and Co-manage Open Public Services along with Citizens, aims at assessing the benefits and risks of disruptive technologies, namely: blockchain, augmented reality, geolocated social network, interactive democracy tools and gamification, in the co-creation, co-production and co-management of public services with citizens as PAs partners. Augmented Reality becomes a single shared layer on the urban paysage and part of citizen’s public life, AR enables manipulation of financial objects built on blockchains, information sharing on a map, online deliberations and so constitutes an infrastructure for service co-production by citizens. CO3 pilots the technologies’ ecosystem of in three sites. It evaluates the outcomes of the new interaction model between PA and citizens under a set of metrics in three dimensions:
- Social and cultural: citizen engagement, change in relationship with public servants;
- Economic: value of services produced, effects on workplaces, consumptions and economic sustainability;
- Legal : legal implications for PA including privacy and data protection.
CO3 will devise a business plan ensuring long term sustainability for the PAs on the basis of the metrics applied on the pilots’ data.