Three ITU projects selected for NordForsk policy brief collection on how we reach the sustainability targets
The IT University of Copenhagen is well represented in a collection of policy briefs, which have recently been published by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ research programme, NordForsk.
Recently, The Nordic Council of Ministers’ research programme; NordForsk published the policy brief collection, Fast Track to Vision 2030. The publication consists of select Nordic researchers' suggestions on how the region should achieve the development and sustainability goals within their respective research areas. The conclusion in the 23 article collection is based on research projects financed by the Nordic Council's two research programmes; Nordforsk and Nordic Energy Research, three of which were produced at ITU
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At the IT University of Copenhagen, Pro-rector Jens Christian Godskesen is pleased to see that 3 of 23 articles are based on research conducted by ITU researchers:
"Our prominent presence in the policy brief collection is a testament to our ability to conduct research with a social impact which is very much in line with the university's vision. I want to congratulate the many ITU researchers involved in the three projects and the development of the three policy briefs," he says. The three research projects CAPE
Four of the researchers behind the project CAPE have contributed to the policy brief collection with the article How Can Libraries Foster Civic Engagement in Digital Public Service Development?
Rapid digitalisation in public services in the Nordic countries inevitably excludes citizens who have limited digital skills. The CAPE project addresses these issues by collaborating closely with public libraries, helping them to take on more active roles in today’s rapid digitalisation processes. In the policy brief, the four authors recommend supporting this role and further expanding it by creating an institutional model for civic engagement in the public libraries bridging citizen needs and public service development.
Authors: Jörn Christiansson (IT University of Copenhagen), Suzan Boztepe (Malmö University, Sweden), Turkka Keinonen (Aalto University, Finland) and Nicola Morelli (Aalborg University)
Learn more on CAPE’s webpage CUPP
The research project CUPP is represented with the policy brief Digitalising law enforcement: A critical guide from the Nordic-Baltic countries and the UK.
The aim of CUPP is to provide evidence-based interdisciplinary knowledge on the various manifestations of digitalisation and prediction in law enforcement across six national contexts: Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. In the policy brief, Principal investigator of the project, Associate Professor Vasilis Galis addresses several major concerns regarding the digitalisation of law enforcement, for example the protection of the freedom and security of the citizens in the Nordic Region.
Author: Vasilis Galis (IT University of Copenhagen)
Learn more on CUPP’s webpage SOS
Three of the researchers behind the SOS project have contributed to the collection with the article, Putting People at the Centre of Digital Welfare Services: Towards a socially sustainable Nordic Region.
The SOS project, which is administered by DTU, investigates how digital infrastructures in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway fail to support access to welfare services. The widespread use of digital technologies has turned out to come with the price of access and difficulties for some, resulting in inequality as to who benefits from the digitalisation of public services. In the policy brief, the three SOS researchers propose ways of putting people at the centre of continued digitalisation efforts in order to strengthen the region’s ability in leading sustainable digitalisation and its position internationally.
Authors: Brit Ross Winthereik (Technical University of Denmark), Barbara Nino Carreras (IT University of Copenhagen) and Margunn Aanestad (University of Agder, Norway)
Learn more on the SOS webpage