Policy making via social media and open data : The NOMAD project

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making citizens’ voices heard

Policy Formulation &Validation througn non-moderated crowd-sourcing

NOMAD is about interpreting citizens' opinions,
judgements and prejudices available on web and using them as core
information to support multiple stages of the policy life cycle from
the definition of the political agenda, the creation, the implementation
and the monitoring of policy proposals. 

NOMAD is a web platform whose
main purpose is to provide decision-makers with fully automated
solutions for data acquisition, argument extraction, opinion mining,
sentiment analysis, argument summarization and visualisation that work
in a collaborative form in the policy-making arena. The NOMAD toolsuite
successfully integrates the NOMAD policy making tools under a single
work environment making it easy for the users to switch between the

NOMAD addresses a specific audience
of policy makers, political parties, domain experts, advisors,
governments, NGO’s, academics, communication specialists,
researchers, application and
service developers
 and media institutions.

In order to validate the value of
NOMAD in the policy making arena we conducted three different
pilots, covering different languages and thematic fields; Greek pilot
for energy, UK pilot for immunotherapy and Austrian pilot for open
data. Documenting the piloting experiences will provide the
opportunity to collect selected testimonies from pilot users that
might serve as references with regard to the value of the NOMAD tools
and give inspiration as to possible ways to put them in place in
participative policy-making environments.

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NOMAD's Pilots

The 2nd round of
the UK, Greek and Austrian pilot workshops of the EC NOMAD project
was concluded successfully on November 2014. They all took place in
Athens and Vienna. The workshops showed that the interest of policy
makers, journalists and researchers has risen since the first round
of pilots and that they are interested in further interacting with
the NOMAD software platform. More people came in touch with NOMAD and
tried out its tools and online interface. The feedback received from
the interaction with the main stakeholders, the questionnaires and
some applications of NOMAD to smaller case studies will lead to
further improvement of the NOMAD platform.

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Through the use of NOMAD the HeP  identified the
“sentiment” of the active citizens and the arguments involved in the
rationale of the objectives set by the Greek authorities and assessed
the impact of NEP with special emphasis on the use of wind energy in

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Through the use of NOMAD EAACI & CP
wanted to identify the multidimensional impacts of allergic diseases in
patients’ life and the awareness of immunotherapy, as an effective
treatment, ultimately aiming to further substantiate EAACI’s policy
proposals in EU commission for immunotherapy promotion.

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Through the use of NOMAD the Austrian Parliamentary
analysed the public debate on open government data and freedom of information
policies in order to obtain a clearer picture of the positions of major
interest groups towards the OGD movement and towards the movement for a
freedom of information act.

of the Austrian Parliament Pilot Workshop

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Major recent events 

The 5th Samos
Summit on ICT-enabled Governance offered an unprecedented opportunity
to see, interact with and influence cutting-edge Information and
Communication Technologies research projects and initiatives. 
Attended by high caliber experts from research, administrations and
enterprises worldwide, the Samos 2014 Summit focuses on the newest
developments of ICT applications in the areas of digital governance. 

NOMAD project was
presented at this year's EACCI Congress, which took place on June 9th
this year at Copenhagen, Denmark. The audience consisted of 35
senior-level policy makers and 8,000 delegates from over 100
countries. The EACCI Congress, hosted by the European Academy of
Allergy and Clinical Immunology, offers a unique opportunity to learn
about new discoveries and exchange experience with professionals in
the field of allergy and clinical immunology.

The NOMAD project
was presented at this year's CeBIT ICT Exhibition, which took place
between March 10th and 14th this year at Hannover Messe,
Germany. CeBIT is the world's largest and most international
Information technology trade exposition. At CeBIT 2014, the leading
professionals of the ICT sector came together and showcase an extensive
range of ICT products

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