Work package 1: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

To identify, frame and classify on-going CBPPs as a form of value creation and to identify the institutional and technical design features, value metrics and reward mechanisms that favour CBPP value creation. More concretely, the objectives of WP1 are:

  • To build and analyse a large sample of on-going CBPPs using Ostrom’s institutional and developmental framework to extract the conditions that favour value creation in CBPP.

  • To analyse systems of value metrics and rewards in CBPP communities through digital ethnography and a survey of participants.

  • To select the communities that will join the P2Pvalue platform in WP4.

  • To propose guidelines for institutional design, value metrics, reward mechanisms, and technical features to be considered in WP2 for the implementation of the P2Pvalue platform.


Work package 2: Analysis and Modelling

  • To analyse, in multiple dimensions (legal issues, governance, economic factors, social dynamics), the advantages and drawbacks of the recommendations proposed by WP1:

    • proposed attributes for communities

    • proposed value metrics/rewards

    • proposed features for CBPP software platforms.

  • To model, using agent-based simulation tools, the dynamics that would result from the adoption of the proposed architecture and features.

  • To produce a set of policy recommendations to include in an overall policy document to inform the development of the P2Pvalue platform.

Work pakage 3: Collaborative CBPP Platform

This WP is responsible for the software development of the P2Pvalue platform. The platform aims to combine improvements in technological design (privacy-aware federated social networking and real-time collaboration) and social innovation (attributes of productive communities and a set of value metrics and forms of reward to increase individual contributions in CBPP). It will take into account both the results of the empirical analysis of WP1 and WP2, and the empirical validation of WP4. For details on the system features please refer to Section 1.2.4.

More specifically, WP3 has the following concrete objectives:

  • To build the foundations of the P2Pvalue platform on top of the existing and already functional Kune code-base.

    • To design and build the P2Pvalue platform in order to:

    • Implement the set of features proposed in WP2.

    • Follow the best practices and community attributes proposed in WP2.

  • Integrate the set of value metrics and forms of reward proposed in WP2.

  • To test the P2Pvalue platform’s capacity for deployment on a large scale.

  • To improve the P2Pvalue platform and release new versions based on the validation and feedback from WP4.

Work package 4: Evaluation and Validation

WP4 will perform empirical validation of the versions of the P2Pvalue platform released periodically by WP3. The specific objectives of this WP are:

  • To provide continuous feedback and empirical validation that will aid the construction and calibration of the P2Pvalue platform development in WP3.

  • To develop an evaluation of the P2Pvalue platform development based on qualitative and quantitative analysis of the case study communities interacting within the platform. Such analysis will focus on:

    • The implications and dynamics triggered by the implementation of specific features in the P2Pvalue platform.

    • How these dynamics can explain communities’ capacity to generate value in terms of the community productivity and individual contributions through reward systems.

  • To enrich and combine the findings of the analysis of WP1, WP2 and WP4 into an empirically based theory of value creation in CBPP.


Work package 5: Stakeholder Board participation + Dissemination + Exploitation

WP5 is focused on the dissemination and exploitation of results, as well as the participation of the Stakeholder Board (SB). Specific objectives are to:

  • Disseminate the results of the project in diverse formats including: research reports, press releases, academic productions, code repositories, technical documentation, audiovisual products, tutorials and open educational resources; workshops/conferences for both academic and non-academic audiences.

  • Engage with a range of audiences relevant to the project, such as EU officers, non-profit organisations, SME, open source community, academia, public administrations and media.

  • Spread and support the adoption of P2Pvalue platform by communities.

  • Engage stakeholders represented by the SB, informing them and receiving their feedback on the different stages of the project.

  • Explore future exploitation paths with interested CBPP communities and consolidate an open source community to improve the P2Pvalue platform in the long-term.

Work package 6: Consortium Management

WP6 ensures the smooth running of the project according to the project plan. Its objectives are to:

  • Monitor the Consortium Agreement.

  • Prepare, collate and deliver in a timely fashion the required Periodic Progress Reports to the Commission.

  • Monitor the quality of the Deliverables.

  • Identify and remedy any risk of falling behind schedule.

  • Maintain formal contacts with the Project Officer and the Commission.

  • Organise regular meetings of the Management Board.