SOCRATIC – SOcial CReATive Intelligence for achieving Global Sustainability Goals
The main objective of SOCRATIC is to facilitate a platform so citizens and/or organisations can collaboratively identify specific innovative solutions for achieving the desired Global Sustainability Goals, as defined by the United Nations. SOCRATIC will also implement a Global Observatory on Sustainability Challenges with a double objective: (1) Measuring the impact of SOCRATIC actions on Global Sustainability Challenges by monitoring social networks, (2) Using the data about Global Sustainability Challenges gathered in social media as a source of information to launch challenges in the SOCRATIC platform.
The SOCRATIC project has a deep user-centric approach, implementing gamification techniques to engage users in the sustained use of the platform. The project involves one European NGO (CiberVoluntarios) and a group of Young Social Innovators from the “Experts in Team” program of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU-EiT). Both collectives perform actions in different fields, but with a common tool, the use of IT to empower citizens and achieve specific sustainability goals. The pilots will be initially focused on three specific challenges: “Ensuring healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages (UN´s Goal 3)”, “Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all (UN’s Goal 4)”, and “Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (UN’s Goal 8)”.
- Fundacion Cibervoluntarios – Madrid, Spain (Lead Partner)
- NTNU – Trondheim, Norway
- ATB Institut für angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen – Germany
- SINTEF – Trondheim, Norway
- Farapi evidentis – San Sebastian, Spain
The development of health related solutions to improve the well-being of all is a major priority of many global organizations. As such, the village is collaborating with the group of social entrepreneurs Cibervoluntarios. The purpose of the partnership is to provide participants of the village with some of the most important challenges faced by social groups and facilitate a forum for discussion and evaluation of proposed solutions to specific problems. Cibervoluntarios tries to identify specific societal challenges and bring them to individuals or groups that have ideas on how these can be solved.