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Newsletter - December 2022


Welcome to the last issue of the Policy Cloud Newsletter! 

The project is nearly at the end, and still, many activities are in full swing! 
Read the articles we have collected, the latest developments, our participation in different European events in the past months and the most relevant updates to make sure you are on top of all Policy Cloud updates. 

Dive into it and check our website for more details!

The Data Marketplace is now available!

A new service to upgrade data-driven policymaking

The Data Marketplace component offers a web-based environment for providing functions and interfaces in order to support the search, retrieval and ingestion of diverse assets (e.g. datasets, policies, analytical tools, etc.).

Main features
Hosting and offering of ready-to-use assets, Multi-sided environment offering functionalities both for assets’ providers (e.g. owners of specific assets such as data owners that have made a specific dataset available) and for assets’ consumers (e.g. data scientists that would like to obtain an offered dataset).

Policy Cloud's White Paper

Towards standardisation in data-driven policymaking

Policy Cloud has released the White Paper “Cloud for Data Driven Policy Management”, providing recommendations on research and innovation actions towards interoperable data driven policymaking.
Developed in cooperation with 2023, the white paper focuses on the standardisation of data interoperability in data-driven policymaking. 
The Policy Cloud project has highlighted this need through its 3-dimensional approach or “end-to-end legal and ethical assessment” for an end-to-end data analysis. 

"PolicyCLOUD: A prototype of a cloud serverless
ecosystem for policy analytics"

Data & Policy (Cambridge University)

Policy Cloud published a scientific article and got featured in Data & Policy, a Cambridge University journal

The article "Developing an Ecology of Data for Policy Practice: The PolicyCLOUD Experience and its Assessment" provides a comprehensive overview of Policy Cloud's data-centric approach to policy practice and its cloud based environment. 

Furthermore, the research paper includes the types of data sources used by the ecosystem, some of the built-in analytic capabilities of this environment, and the initial uses of PolicyCLOUD for solving real policy problems.

You can also find a brief overview of the article in the Data & Policy Blog.

Co-Creation Workshops 4


Policies for the Food Value Chain

The 4th Co-Creation Workshop for the intelligent policies for the development of agrifood industry pilot was organised by SARGA as part of the Policy Cloud project and held on 25 November.

The workshop was focused on how Big Data and AI have been applied to the wine sector to obtain a better understanding of the products demand, market trends, consumer opinion, and production quality.


Policies against Radicalisation

Organised by Maggioli Group as part of the Policy Cloud project, the 4th Co-Creation Workshop was held at Regione Lombardia and addressed the issue of political and religious radicalisation in Europe. 

Policy Cloud consortium partner Maggioli collects data from social media to enable policymakers to tackle radicalisation effectively. 

Policy Cloud at Events across Europe

Joint exhibition booths, presentations,
workshops and more

The Brussels session for Data for Policy 2022 is held on 13 December 2022 with the objective of discussing theories, applications and implications of data science innovation in governance and the public sector. Policy Cloud, an innovator in data-driven policymaking, joined the event to participate in the panel discussion "Data usage improving public policies & policymaking".

Held between 21-23 November in Prague, the Czech Republic, this year's EBDVF selected as the main theme "At the Heart of the Ecosystem for Data and AI". Policy Cloud participated with a dedicated session "Making data-driven policy management a reality across Europe with potential adopters of the Policy Cloud Pilots" presenting its solutions to improve the modelling, creation, and implementation of public and business policy. 

On 15-17 November 2022, Policy Cloud joined Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. In addition to presenting its solutions at a joint exhibition booth with Major Cities of Europe, USER-CHI (Florence), City of Prato, City of Larissa and Smart Dublin, Policy Cloud delivered a presentation of how the developed tools can enrich policymaking. 

Hosted in Larissa, Greece, between 2-4 November 2022, the Major Cities of Europe conference brought together experts interested in boosting transformation across cities in Europe. Policy Cloud had the chance to present its pilot project Urban policy making through analysis of crowdsourced data in the city of Sofia, hold an innovation workshop and engage with visitors at its exhibition booth.
Thank you for having been active members of our community over the past three years! Stay engaged with us on Twitter and LinkedIn for further updates!

The Policy Cloud Team
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