Bridging Communities for Next Generation Policy Making


Starting date: October 2011
Duration: 18 months

CROSSOVER is a Support Action for scientific networking funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Objective 5.6 "ICT solutions for governance and policy modelling".


Its main goal is to consolidate and expand the existing community active in the domain of ICT for governance and policy modelling through:

  • bringing together and reinforcing the links between the different global communities of researchers and experts;
  • reaching out to and raising the awareness of non-experts and potential users, particularly high-level policy-makers;
  • establishing the scientific and political basis for long-lasting interest and commitment to next generation policy-making.


The CROSSOVER Consortium is composed of the following core partners:

  • Athens Technology Centre (ATC)
  • University of Rome La Sapienza (CATTID)
  • Tech4i2
  • GEIE ERCIM, the European Host of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Millennium Institute
  • European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS).

There are also a number of supporting partners, which are at present: The Lisbon Council, IBSG Cisco, The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the World Economic Forum - Working Group on The Future of Government.

Dissemination activities

CROSSOVER project website:

CROSSOVER brochure



Related Events:

  • 17-18 June 2013: International Conference on Policy-Making 2.0 (Dublin, Ireland)
    Co-organised with UNDP-CIS, the Democratic Society and Euractiv, this conference aimed to cross-fertilize projects to support community building and to learn from each other, where emerging technologies and trends that are changing the way policy-making is made will be explored.
  • 19-20 June 2012: Using Open Data Workshop and Call for Participation (European Commission Headquarters, Brussels)
    The objective of the W3C Using Open Data Workshop, being run as part of the EU-funded Crossover Project, is to provide a joint discussion forum for developers of applications that make use of open data, and the end users of those applications such as policy makers, journalists and citizens.
    For more information on the workshop and how to participate please visit the workshop website.



Project Leader: Gianluca Misuraca