Related projects

Module 1 – User and Design Configurations


Module 2 – Risks, Rights and Engineering

  • Horizon 2020 VIRT-EU ProjectValues and ethics in Innovation for Responsible Technology in EUrope; from 2017-01-01 to 2019-12-31, goals are to understand how IoT innovators enact ethics as they design future devices and to generate a new framework for Privacy, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment. 
  • FP7 EPINET: Integrated Assessment of Societal Impacts of Emerging Science and Technology from within Epistemic Networks; from 2012-05-01 to 2015-04-30; aimed to investigate conditions for the development of more integrated technology assessment (TA) methods, and develop methods and criteria for more socially robust and efficient practices at the interfaces between TA, policy makers and innovators.
  • FP7 USEMP: User Empowerment for Enhanced Online Presence Management; from 2013-10-01 to 2016-09-30; USEMP aimed to provide tools to enable Online Social Networks users to control their data and to understand how the data are used by third parties.
  • FP7 PRiPARE: PReparing Industry to Privacy-by-design by supporting its Application in REsearch; from 2013-10-01 to 2015-09-30; aimed to facilitate application of a privacy and security-by-design methodology, and foster a culture of risk management through educational material.
  • FP7 PRISMS The PRIvacy and Security MirrorS: “Towards a European framework for integrated decision making”: from 2012-02-01 to 2015-07-31; aimed to analyse the trade-off model between privacy and security and devise a more evidence-based perspective for reconciling privacy and security, trust and concern. 
  • FP7 IRISS Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies. reconstructed the spread of surveillance systems and technologies in public and private sectors from the perspective of their impact on the fabric of a democratic society.
  • FP7 SIAM Security Impact Assessment Measure – a decision support system for security technology investments; from 2011-02-01 to 2014-03-31.
  • FP7 – PRESCIENT Privacy and emerging fields of science and technology: Towards a common framework for privacy and ethical assessment, from 2010-01-01 to 2013-03-31; aimed to identify and assess privacy issues posed by emerging sciences and technologies and to contribute to the development of new instruments for the governance of science and technology. 
  • EC Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020 PIAF A Privacy Impact Assessment Framework for Data Protection and Privacy Rights; from January 2011 to August 2012. 
  • EU Commission – The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities 
  • ERA-NET PARENT PARticipatory platform for sustainable ENergy managemenT; lowering electricity consumption in European households through community participation and technological solutions; 2016-2019.
  • FWO Granted Fellowship (Belgium): Rights in Design.
  • FWO Granted Fellowship (Belgium): A risk to a right.
  • NWO, ESRC and FAPESP funding: SmartGov (Smart Government for Sustainable Cities); August 2015 to August 2019; the project seeks to identify key socio-technical ingredients for the successful implementation of sustainable urban ‘smart governance’.


Module 3 – Sensing Infrastructures

  • Horizon 2020 – Making Sense – empowering citizens through personal digital manufacturing, co-designing and deploying of environmental sensors; from 2015-11-01 to 2017-10-31; aimed to explore how open source software, open source hardware, digital maker practices and open design can be effectively used by local communities to fabricate their own sensing tools, make sense of their environments and address pressing environmental problems in air, water, soil and sound pollution.
  • Horizon 2020 – CAPTOR Collective Awareness Platform for Tropospheric Ozone Pollution; from 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2018; pilot citizen monitoring stations in Austria, Italy and Spain.
  • European Research Council (ERC) – Citizen Sense; from January 2013, investigating the relationship between technologies and practices of environmental sensing and citizen engagement.
  • Smart Citizen Kit Open source technology for citizens’ political participation in smarter cities. Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of people in the cities. The objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive and open indicators, and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.


Module 4 – Discourse Analysis

  • FP7 EPINET – EPINET introduces the concept of epistemic networks as a way of conceptualizing complex developments within emerging fields of sociotechnical innovation. It establishes a weak or “soft” framework within which the plurality of different assessment practices can be explored in a concerted and holistic manner. EPINET uses this concept to study Wearable sensors for activity and physiological monitoring; Cognitive technical systems (mainly robotics)Synthetic/ in-vitro meat; Smart grids for power supply. EPINET is an EU funded project under the seventh framework program, coordinated by the Centre for the studies of the sciences and humanities, University of Bergen.
  • FP7 Technolife  – An interdisciplinary research project on the ethics of emerging science and technology, coordinated by the University of Bergen. The Technolife team has experimented with social media and films in order to develop methods to better represent citizens’ concerns and imaginations of technological and social development to policy makers and researchers. In our online forums we have invited interested and concerned parties to discuss ethical and social aspects of biometrics, human enhancement and geographic imaging systems (GIS).