7 Feb 2017

Lab Connections – what’s cooking?

The Lab Connections event in October 2016 was meant to familiarise policymakers with policy labs and policy lab approaches by hands-on work on EU challenges. Ten challenges from eight different policy areas were re-framed and explored in parallel lab sessions involving policy labs, Commission services, public authorities from different Member States and academics. Ideas for actions were generated for each challenge, and for some of them we started moving towards implementation by exploring the necessary steps

Regio KnowShare User map22 Jun 2016

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

7 Dec 2015

Transforming a region from within

How do you promote a user-centred culture within a regional administration? How do make different parts of an administration speak the same language? How do you involve citizens to co-create services? Well, you participate in the Transfo programme and set up your own design lab. Meeting the 27e Region and the PACA region innovation lab On November 18-19 the 27e Region organised in collaboration with the JRC EU Policy Lab a meeting of French regional