The future of government 2030+

A Citizen Centric Perspective on new government models.

This project is running in cooperation with the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT)

Why

Changing power relations in decision making and public value delivery

Contemporary society is rapidly changing. Citizens are deeply affected by the emergence of social inequalities, migration, and the use of new technologies to access, communicate and exchange information. These developments are influencing power relations in the society and might lead to new forms of democracy and governance. The role and form of government is changing. New actors, such as digital platforms and web- based organisations are operating in the field of public values and service delivery. In addition trust and accountability towards governments is decreasing in many countries. Therefore identifying requirements for future governments allows us to rethink the way they operate and to explore how they might look like in the future.

What

Exploring future government models

The overall aim of the project is to better understand the changing relationships among citizens, businesses and governments. Alternative scenarios and government models will be envisioned and discussed with a wider group of stakeholders.

How

Scenario-building, design approach & citizens engagement

The project combines design and foresight approaches with stakeholder engagement techniques such as participatory workshops, focus groups and online debates. Through this methodological approach and with the support of policy labs from 6 different countries and design schools, we intend to stimulate a debate with citizens, businesses, civil society organizations, policy-makers, civil servants and others around possible future government models.

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