Period: Jan 01, 2010 - Dec 31, 2012
Status: abgeschlossen

OCOPOMO (Open COllaboration for POlicy MOdelling) is a project funded as a collaborative project in the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, project number FP7-ICT-2009-4-248128.

OCOPOMO develops an integrated IT platform for efficient policy development by integrating formal policy modelling, scenario generation, and open collaboration supporting engagement of wide stakeholder groups in social and economic policy areas of two pilots. The project builds on methods and tools of policy modelling and scenario-based foresight and integrates them into a platform of open collaboration among key stakeholders (policy analysts, policy operators, wider interest groups of specific policy domains, etc.) using e-participation tools.

The target users of the OCOPOMO toolbox are on one hand policy analysts and policy operators and, on the other hand, special interest groups and to some extent the wider general public.

Hence, the traditional approach of (expert) top-down policy modelling is
counterbalanced and expanded with

  1. innovative ground-up participation in (narrative) scenario-building and
  2. an iterative process of identifying the parameters and features of policy models from the narrative scenarios, designing and simulating the policy models (including outputs of formal scenarios) and refining them iteratively
  3. open collaboration of policy analysts, policy operators and wider interest groups (representatives of specific unions, chambers, etc., and the general public).

The project aims at providing an integrated ICT toolbox with the proper mechanisms for open collaboration in policy modelling, including collaborative support in scenario based futures development. This way, OCOPOMO enables actors of respective target groups at different levels of governments across Europe “to master and shape future developments so that the demands of its society and economy are met”.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Maria A. Wimmer.


7th Framework Programme ICT of the EC

Project partner

University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, Italy
Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Volterra Consulting, UK
University of Warsaw, Poland

Intersoft A.S., Slovakia
Scott Moss Associate, UK
Kosice Self-governing Region, Slovakia

Campania region, Italy