The Boundaries Observatory is:

· An opportunity to the citizens of Europe to participate in research and inquiry into changing social understandings and perceptions in a society mediated by digital technology.

· A portal for the collection and visualisation and interpretation of data about relations between technologies, concepts, identities, social structures and practices within social and institutional ecologies.

· A platform for inverting the hierarchical power relations of big data, making available to citizens the opportunity to observe real effects and real transformation of individual understandings, social interactions and government policies.

· A repository of Open Educational Resources to further inquiry and research into social and institutional ecologies.