Future of Governments Workshop in Madrid

Today’s and tomorrow’s relation between citizens and governments On 20 January 2018, fourteen citizens (diverse in terms of age, education and socio-economic backgrounds) met at MediaLab-Prado, Madrid, to discuss and map – through Design Thinking methodologies - the changing relationships among citizens, governments, and other stakeholders. The workshop,  a part of The Future of Government 2030 project, started by mapping relations between citizens, stakeholders and governments today. Participants chose four issues of interests: 1) Youth

15 Jan 2018

Discussing the future of government with a group of Polish citizens

As a part of dialogue on today’s and future needs of the governments and on the alternative forms of government (Future of government 2030+ project), the EU Policy Lab – in collaboration with Policy labs from 6 different countries, is organising workshops with citizens to understand their needs and relationship with the government today and in the future. The first citizen workshop took place on December 10th, in Warsaw (Poland). It was run by Engage

18 Dec 2017

Second Workshop of #Blockchain4EU Blockchain for Industrial Transformations

On November 15-16 we organised the second workshop of our project #Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations, as part of a series of participatory and stakeholder engagement activities taking place until February 2018. You can read about our first workshop here. This workshop took place at FabLab Brussels of Erasmusschogeschool, and we wish to thank its coordinator Ann Peeters for kindly hosting us and also to the students for their interest and support. The project #Blockchain4EU:

11 Dec 2017

Nine myths about migration and long-term trends you might not have thought about

Highlights from the EU Policy Lab workshop on the future of migration in Europe By Alice Szczepanikova & Tine Van Criekinge On 16 October 2017, the EU Policy Lab of the Joint Research Centre organised a one-day policy workshop on the future of migration in Europe in collaboration with the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography. The event brought together over 80 researchers, representatives of civil society, think-tanks, Member States and different sections

11 Dec 2017

Future of government 2030+: civil society workshop

On 27 November 2017 we organized the first workshop of the project Future of Government 2030+: A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models in Brussels, with participants coming mostly from international Civil Society Organizations in Brussels. The Future of Government 2030+  project is looking at the changing roles and forms of the government. By identifying requirements for future government, we can rethink the way they operate and explore how they might look like in

8 Dec 2017

Supporting Creative Hubs’ activities in the field of youth employment and youth entrepreneurship

This year, in the framework of our Lab Connections project, we have been cooperating with the British Council with the objective of supporting Creative Hubs' activities in the field of youth employment and youth entrepreneurship. The problem of youth unemployment is very important for the European Commission. Following a request coming from the European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture, we thought we could help the Hubs in exploring and perhaps redefine their role in

5 Oct 2017

Policy workshop on the future of migration in Europe

The EU Policy Lab is currently running a project on the future of migration in Europe. This project contributes to the foresight and anticipation capacity of the European Commission in the policy areas of migration, asylum and integration. Migration is a topic of utmost importance for the future of Europe. Migration policies and systems of governance can benefit from a forward-looking assessment and reflection on global trends that are likely to shape future migration outcomes in

25 Sep 2017

EU Policy Lab supporting collaborative policy dialogue in Rabat

Over the past months, we supported the European Commission Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) in the methodological development of a policy dialogue workshop on youth education and employment policies, which took place in Rabat on 18th, 19th and 20th September. DG NEAR Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) regularly organises workshops in which EU Member State experts are invited to present specific areas of EU legislation to a group of neighbourhood

LAB CONNECTIONS . Policy labs in Europe, for Europe18 Sep 2017

Creative Hubs Youth Employment Pilot

Creative Hubs Youth Employment Pilot Information Webinar 3rd of October at 11AM Brussels time (10AM London time) Link The Directorate General for Education and Culture would like to explore together with creative hubs the role the hubs can play in supporting young people to find meaningful and remunerated jobs in a labour market shaped by the gig-based economy. In support to this pilot, the EU Policy Lab has teamed up with Cat Drew, project director

eCitizen charter - MediaLab Prado19 Jul 2017

Citizen engagement, a design challenge?

On the 1st of July I witnessed a conversation that re-enacted and summarized very well many contemporary online and offline debates and rants on participatory democracy and citizen engagement. It happened in the context of a very well organised workshop designed and run by Saya Sauliere with Rebeca Díez Escudero, hosted by the EU Policy Lab at MediaLab Prado in Madrid. The workshop was one of the three activities (report here) that Saya and Rebeca