29 Jun 2016

LAB CONNECTIONS policy labs in Europe, for Europe

Save the date! We are organising a gathering of policy labs on 17-18 October 2016 in Brussels Image credits: flickr.com/photos/gtozer   Europe is now witnessing a growing movement of Policy Labs and other public innovation teams at EU, national, regional and local levels of governance. Their experimental, creative and citizen-centred approaches are changing the ways policies are shaped and delivered, putting forward alternative solutions in a time when our institutions require more robust and adaptable

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Co-designing a “bottom-up” community to improve the management of European Regional Development Funds – REGIO KnowShare

In this historical period, the European Union is seen by far too many people as an aloof Institution characterized by a high degree of democratic deficit. When you face a challenge in your everyday job it is of the utmost importance to have a qualified second opinion, it makes you feel part of a community of people. In the long run, it means creating professional and personal bonds and we should not forget that experts

16 Jun 2016

JRC @ EDDs 2016: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

It's been an absolute pleasure to work with the Young Leaders for the second year in a row. We can now affirm that this carefully selected, exceptional group of people does not disappoint! This year we had the opportunity to co-facilitate a brainstorming session together with them at the European Development Days (EDDs) and shape innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Activity cards Following an intense day of preparation (you can read Alice's

14 Jun 2016

Getting ready for our session at European Development Days 2016

After a successful workshop with the then “Future Leaders” in 2015, the EU Policy Lab stepped up its work with these youths to organise two events this year: one for the Young Leaders and one with the Young Leaders for a broader audience during the EDDs. The first event on 10 June aimed at building a common understanding of interconnections between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Group discussion We discussed their implementation in light of

7 Jun 2016

Latest news on the JRC SES

Over the last two weeks, a number of developments related to the JRC Scenario Exploration System (SES) took place, both with people attending SES sessions and with requests for follow up. SES nominated in the 2016 Most Significant Future Works award This year, the SES was nominated as a contender in the 2016 Most Significant Futures Works award for works completed from 2013 to 2015. This award is delivered by the international Association of Professional