The project is divided into six work packages (WPs). WP1 is responsible for the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from on-going CBPP case studies. The analysis of the data collected, attending to the project’s objectives of community sustainability, will provide guidelines for: institutional design for communities; new value metrics and reward mechanisms; and CBPP software platform features. It will be the responsibility of WP2 to examine these guidelines in detail, analysing their implications, advantages and drawbacks concerning community governance, collaborative dynamics, platform and interface design. WP2 will build agent-based simulations to inform the analysis and to provide consistent specifications about which features and algorithms are to be implemented in the software platform. In addition, WP2’s analysis will serve to elaborate a set of policy recommendations for public administrations in order to facilitate the emergence of the CBPP paradigm.

Software implementation will be the task of WP3. WP3 will design, build and deploy the P2Pvalue software platform, based on the input and specifications from WP2, together with the feedback received from WP4. WP4 will carry out experimentation and assessment, performing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis derived from observing the interactions of 3 or 4 CBPP communities that have adopted the P2Pvalue platform. WP4, together with the Stakeholder Board reports from WP5, will provide frequent feedback to WP2 and especially WP3, so both the specifications and the software platform can be adapted to incorporate the empirically validated results.

Concurrently with these activities, WP5 will handle the continuous “knowledge exchange” between the project and the Stakeholder Board and will disseminate the project’s results to a wider audience. It will also work with the selected case study communities on long-term exploitation strategies. WP6 will encompass all the management duties required to keep the project on track and provide reports to the Commission.


The project will produce several types of outputs, including (see the work package descriptions for details):

  • Theory: on CBPP and value (WP1, WP4)

  • Policy: on CBPP for public administrations (WP2, enriched by WP4)

  • Software: the P2Pvalue platform (WP3)

  • Data: on CBPP communities (WP1) and on the P2Pvalue platform (WP4)

Cyclical development process

P2Pvalue has been planned as a 36 month project. The Gantt chart for the project, showing the phases of the project to the level of tasks, is shown in Figure 1.4. As can be seen there, the work packages follow an iterative process, with two annual iterations of Analysis – Implementation – Validation, structured as follows:

  • The first year is dedicated mainly to the theoretical-empirical foundations (WP1) and the privacy-by-design adaptations of the platform (WP3), while preparing the case study communities for the validation stage.

  • The second year will carry out the first complete iteration, with specifications that are modelled and simulated (WP2), implemented in the platform together with intensive technical testing (WP3), and then empirically validated (WP4).

  • The third year will perform the second complete iteration, with the final specifications (WP2) implemented and validated (WP3, WP4). In addition, we will develop the policy recommendations (WP2) and final theoretical sustainability models (WP4), together with exploitation strategies for the case study communities (WP5).