Implementation and Management Approach
ImmigrationPolicy2.0 will be based on a complementary and well balanced consortium. Hence, it includes technical/technological partners possessing the expertise required to integrate and deploy the ImmigrationPolicy2.0 platform and services, as well as organization that can act as immigration policy development hubs with the active involvement of policy makers, politicians, decision makers, and public administrators. Note that the consortium has diversity in terms of both technology providers and user organizations.Â Technology providers (i.e., ATOS, SLG, BOC) will build, deploy and operate the platform, as well as research providers/organizations (UPRC) will ensure that the pilot services are in-line with latest developments and innovations associated with migration policies development. The ImmigrationPolicy2.0 user organizations (IF, CDF and EFMS) are also of diverse nature, since they include both public and private organizations, municipalities and institutes, as well as organizations involved in EU wide policy making.
The project services will be piloted in the following countries:
- Germany, through the European Forum for Migration Studies and with the involvement of 200 citizens and immigrants in Germany, along with 25 policy makers and policy development experts ,
- Greece, through the Immigration Union of Greece (subcontractor of IUG) and CECL (subcontractor of UPRC) and with the involvement of 150 citizens and immigrants in Greece, along with 10 policy makers, decision makers and policy development experts.
- Estonia, through the Integration and Migration Foundation Our People and with the involvement of 120 citizens and another 15 policy/decision makers and public administrators.
Italy, through the Municipality of Forli and with the involvement of 110 citizens and another 10 policy/decision makers and public administrators.
ImmigrationPolicy2.0 will be exploiting next generation internet technologies, with particular emphasis on Web2.0 technologies (leading to Web3.0 empowered "policy intelligence"). More
In terms of software the project will exploit:
- Web2.0 technologies for building user-friendly portals, while facilitating information exchange and sharing;
- An Open Source collaborative platform will provide readily available support for
content management services;
- Web2.0 enabled portal development, as well as for social networking services;
- Content and business process management technologies enabling mixing, analysis, combinations and content-based search of policy texts;
- Leading edge service oriented architectures (SOA) and technologies (e.g., Web Services, Enterprise Service Bus) for coupling together distributed heterogeneous diverse information systems and services.
In terms of delivery channels, the project will rely on the Internet as a primary
channel, while at the same time taking provisions for the users' interaction over mobile networks (e.g., 2G/3G).