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Catalan Company Seeking Partners for HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEM-01-07 Digital democracy


Profile Type
Research & Development Request
POD Reference
Term of Validity
4 December 2023 - 3 December 2024
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
The HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEM-01-07 call aims to fund research on "Digital Democracy" with a €9M budget. It seeks to understand digital democratic challenges, improve governmental decisions, and foster inclusive participation. A proposed project focuses on trust-building in online voting platforms through verification tools and barrier analysis.
Full Description
The HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEM-01-07 initiative aims to fund research initiatives focusing on "Digital Democracy," allocating a budget of €9 million for three projects, each receiving €2-3 million. The primary objectives of the proposed project within this initiative revolve around establishing trust in online voting platforms and fostering inclusive participation. The project seeks to address barriers and concerns regarding digital democracy while promoting reliable online voting systems.

Project Objectives:

- Establishing trust in online voting platforms.
- Addressing barriers to digital democracy adoption.
- Fostering inclusive participation in democratic processes.
- Developing verification tools for online voting systems.
- Analyzing citizen perspectives on digital democracy tools.

Targeted Partners:

- Partners specializing in citizen participation platforms.
- Social sciences partners interested in conducting research aligning with the outlined topics in the project summary.
- Academic institutions or research entities with expertise in digital democracy, governance, and societal impact studies.
- Technical partners proficient in designing and implementing verification tools for online voting systems.
- Collaborators with experience in analyzing and addressing concerns regarding the adoption of digital democracy solutions.

The project consortium seeks to collaborate with partners possessing expertise in citizen participation platforms and social sciences, aiming to conduct research aligned with the project's objectives. Academic institutions or research entities experienced in digital democracy studies are also targeted for collaboration. Technical partners capable of designing and implementing verification tools for online voting systems are sought after, alongside collaborators with expertise in addressing barriers and concerns related to digital democracy adoption.

In summary, the proposed project under the HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEM-01-07 initiative aims to foster trust, inclusivity, and reliability in digital democracy through strategic partnerships, targeted research, and the development of robust online voting platforms.
Stage of Development
Under development
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGoal 10: Reduced InequalityGoal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
• Partner that has a citizens participation platform, for instance, Decidim or Citizens lab.
• Partners in the social sciences that would be interested in research
Type and Size of Partner
SME 50 - 249SME 11-49R&D InstitutionBig companySME <=10University
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Framework program
Horizon Europe
Call title and identifier
HORIZON-CL2-2024-DEMOCRACY-01-07: Digital democracy
Coordinator required
Deadline for EoI
Deadline of the call
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Market keywords
02006008 - Data storage02006007 - Databases and on-line information services
Targeted countries
All countries