ABOUT ONLINE CONSULTATIONS
WHAT IS IT?
The Online Consultations on ‘INTERNET OF SERVICES TOWARDS HORIZON 2020 –THE FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION’are run by the HOLA! Project with the support of the European Commission.
The objective of the Consultations "Internet of Services towards Horizon 2020" is to stimulate the discussion about the future of European research, and to gather useful information, facts and ideas, in view of the drafting of the "Horizon 2020" Framework Programme.
The Consultations methodology is based on Oxford style debates, successfully adopted by The Economist for its Online Debates (http://www.economist.com/debate/). The General topic – HORIZON2020 –THE FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION- is divided into modules, called THEMES, consulted separately – what means that participants can choose THEMES within their interests and discuss only issues important for them. Each THEME is initially introduced by a CHALLENGER – an expert in the field, who provides background information during a webinar. However, if the date of the WEBINAR is inconvenient for participants, the recorded version will be uploaded to the HOLA! Portal together with relevant BACKGROUND MATERIALS. Further, participants are encouraged to express their opinion during a DISCUSSION with the CHALLENGER and other participants, led by a MODERATOR.
Moreover, participants are welcome to suggest THEMES for discussion in the FORUM titled ‘Propose a new theme’.
The Online Consultations will take place at the HOLA! Portal (http://www.holaportal.eu/) in a Working Group titled ‘Horizon2020 –the Framework Programme for research and innovation’. In order to fully participate in the Consultations, participants are encouraged to become a member of this Working Group.
The Online Consultations will be held from 20.08.2011 until Technical Collaboration Meeting (Brussels, 28-29 September 2011). However, each of the THEMES will be discussed separately, making it more convenient to participate –relevant invitations will be published in the WORKING GROUP FORUMS.
Additionally, the participants providing the most interesting inputs will be given the opportunity to share their ideas in form of short presentations during the Technical Collaboration Meeting in Brussels, 28-29 September 2011.
For further information on Online Consultations methodology, please refer to the PAGE 'Online Consultations methodology'.