ABOUT THE LAB

The EU Policy Lab is a physical space designed to foster creativity and engagement to develop interactions, processes and tools contributing to bring innovation in the European policy-making. Our work is articulated around four complementary dimensions:

Foresight,

Behavioural Insights,

Design for Policy,

Citizen Engagement.

Likewise other policy labs, the emphasis is on testing, experimenting and co-designing with our stakeholders by using tailored made approaches and relying a lot on visualisation. We like to think about our Lab that it opens up the conversation and facilitates collaboration between policy-makers and stakeholders. Here, we explore, we connect and we find solutions for better policies. Read more about How we do this and how we can help you.

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Anne-Katrin BockANNE-KATRIN BOCK
Emanuele CirioloEMANUELE CIRIOLOJoana Sousa LourencoJOANA SOUSA LOURENCORene Van BavelRENÉ VAN BAVEL
Susana NascimentoSUSANA NASCIMENTOAlexandre PolvoraALEXANDRE PÓLVORALUCIA VESNIC-ALUJEVIC
Alessandro RancatiALESSANDRO RANCATITessa DunlopTESSA DUNLOPLaurent BontouxLAURENT BONTOUXLola Carmona ZafraLOLA CARMONA ZAFRA Marija SulicMARIJA SULICMACIEJ KRZYSZTOFOWICZDavid ManriqueDAVID MANRIQUE
Alice SzczepanikovaALICE SZCZEPANIKOVAFabiana ScapoloFABIANA SCAPOLOGinevra MarandolaGINEVRA MARANDOLASara AlmeidaSARA ALMEIDAXavier TroussardXAVIER TROUSSARDECKHARD STOERMERAntonios ProestakisANTONIOS PROESTAKIS
ANNARITA FERRERIAnda GhiranANDA GHIRAN Elena DragosELENA DRAGOSFederico FerrettiFEDERICO FERRETTIFrancois Dessart FRANCOIS DESSARTELISABETA FLORESCUJENNIFER -ELLEN RUDKIN

By accessing diverse areas of knowledge, we strive to co-create, test and prototype ideas to address complex social problems and to enable collective change. The Lab invites policy-makers to explore scenarios, connect issues and find solutions for better policies, acting as a facilitator and providing a safe-space for open interactions. It delivers insights and works side by side with the services and agencies of the European Institutions, international bodies, public organisations, universities and research centres. The Lab’s main fields of practice are foresight, behavioural insights and design-thinking.  The lab setting facilitates collaboration between policy-makers and society.

Foresight explores long-term futures and creates shared visions for policy-making.

Behavioural insights gather contributions from various disciplines of behavioural sciences such as behavioural economics, social and cognitive psychology, and anthropology. Our Lab uses insights from these different disciplines to support EU policy-making by identifying behavioural elements in policies and proposing behavioural levers to increase their effectiveness.

Design thinking deploys people- and solution-centred processes to help stakeholders to innovate.

Citizen Engagement is a crucial element of effective policy-making that caters to the needs of European citizens. Centred at the nexus of science and policy-making, the JRC focuses on better understanding citizen needs and integrating citizen insights more effectively into robust and sustainable long-term policy.