Acronym wars

February 9, 2012

Two EU projects, two challenging acronyms! The OCOPOMO Open COllaboration for POlicy MOdelling website and the COCKPIT. The first is described as a European research project developing an agent based model with the support of stakeholders, the latter is modelling service delivery.

I tried to register on COCKPIT but it s limited to those living in Greece, Italy or the Netherlands and a utility bill may be required as proof of residence. Another ‘seventh framework programme’ is the MOSIPS one, which is given the aim of Modelling and Simulation of the Impact of Public Policies on SMEs and so to develop a user-friendly policy simulation system allowing forecasting and visualization of the socio-economic potential impact of public policies.

So many acronyms, so many programmes…I certainly can’t keep track of them but hope someone is?