The strategic policy-making process often includes several “beneficiaries” (e.g. citizens, customers, workers, businesses) and a smaller number of “decision-makers” (managers of public and private organisations, etc.). Developing a strategy is also complicated because of the potentially large number of policy combinations and their impact on the beneficiaries, which, however, provide limited input in the composition of the final policy portfolio.

POLIFOLIO intends to develop an innovative methodology, and the necessary IT open source infrastructure, for the facilitation of the “co-creation” of interventions by all the stakeholders involved, using crowd-sourcing techniques, modelling / simulation of complex systems and open data sources.

The proposed methodology comprises three phases: Initially, the decision makers define Key Performance Indicators and the “action frameworks” in a graphical modelling environment. Afterwards, the beneficiaries, with the help of the IT system, propose action combinations and are made aware of their potential effects.

Finally, the decision-makers analyse the multiple action combination provided by the beneficiaries and compose, in a holistic manner, their policy portfolio. The project is based on the synthesis of skills and know how from the academic and private sector, and has a market orientation. This orientation is reflected on the expected results and the implementation methodology. The project includes two pilots for the validation of the methodology and the software platform in local government cases in Greece.

Stay tuned for updates on the projects process!


Start date: 17 November 2018

End date: 16 April 2021


«Co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH–CREATE-INNOVATE (project code: Τ1ΕΔΚ-05167)»


Key contribution is expected by HOLISTIC to the development of the open source infrastructure.

HOLISTIC is leading dissemination, communication and exploitation activities.


Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece

Hellenic Small Islands Network, Greece

Cities Network "Sustainable City", Greece