What is Decido

Decido is a three-year EU-funded project that aims to boost the use of EOSC (European open science cloud) by Public Authorities enabling innovation in the policy making sector, removing European fragmentation, allowing cross-support and cross-collaboration and the use of secure compute – and data – intensive services.

Our vision

The opportunities that digital technologies offer – notably with regards to new ways of conceiving, planning, implementing and evaluating policies – are yet to be fully seized by Public Authorities. Today’s society faces complex challenges such as migration, poverty, and climate change, for which not one optimal solution exists and which are increasing the complexity for European governments. To cope with such challenges, data-driven policy making aims to make use of data sources, analytical techniques and processing power to provide policy makers support in their decisions. At the same time involving citizens and local communities in co-creation activities to support better targeted policies. As part of the European Cloud Initiative, EOSC is progressively widening its user base to include Public Authorities in Europe.

Our mission

The mission of DECIDO is to demonstrate the groundbreaking impact of the adoption of innovative methodologies, tools and data enabling the effective development of better evidence-based policies by public authorities. DECIDO will link Public Administrations to the data and compute infrastructure of the European Open Science Cloud – piloting the access and exploitation of a great wealth of additional resources. The project will identify
and assess the benefits and limitations of the use of current big data methodologies and infrastructures in policy making in several domains.

Our mission

The mission of DECIDO is to demonstrate the groundbreaking impact of the adoption of innovative methodologies, tools and data enabling the effective development of better evidence-based policies by public authorities. DECIDO will link Public Administrations to the data and compute infrastructure of the European Open Science Cloud – piloting the access and exploitation of a great wealth of additional resources. The project will identify and assess the benefits and limitations of the use of current big data methodologies and infrastructures in policy making in several domains.

Our goal

The overall concept of DECIDO is based on the creation of a bridge between Public Authorities and EOSC with a twofold objective: on the one hand to widen the use of the European Cloud Infrastructure services and data to Public Authorities, on the other to enable and encourage Public Authorities to use appropriate infrastructures, services, data and methodologies to apply a more evidenced informed approach to policies. The final result of the project will be the identification of a set of pathways, recommendations and a sound business plan directing Public Authorities through the transition towards the use of the European Cloud Infrastructure and the application of evidence and co-creation in the policy lifecycle.

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