#FuturGov Design Concept – The Maverick Programme

Erasmus 3 - The Maverick Programme Davide Minighin, Davide Susca, Gianvito Fanelli, Alessandra Bari, Elena Panciroli, Sara Gabbioni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Using youth exchange programs to develop knowledge on policy systems This program engages youngsters into the civic and governmental decision-making processes of countries/cities where they are hosted for a residency period. It is a   similar to Eramus, but focused on policy-making. The aim is to help young people develop knowledge about different

#FuturGov Design Concept – Citizen Voices

Citizens Voices Himanshu Rohilla, Interaction Design (Malmö University, Sweden) Home voice assistants acting as touch points for citizens to interact with their governments Home voice assistants are used on the local level to enable a higher participatory form of democracy. These assistants in the future will act as touch points for citizens to interact with their government. The role of government would be that of a service provider, ensuring implementation of policies and running the

#FuturGov Design Concept – Sherlock

Sherlock - Citizen Decision-making Amber Ruske, Chenyu Hou, Poorume Yoo, Wenxiu Yang, Yuneui Choi (University of the Arts London, UK) Providing better decision making and public service delivery through the use of a mobile app and AI Sherlock is a platform that people can access to submit opinions they have on the policy proposals. The purpose of platform is to provide better decision making and public service delivery to citizens, while promoting open democracy. It

#FuturGov Design Concept – Mayor Bot

Mayor Bot Erika Cortese, Giulia Mangolini, Chiara Piva, Simone Piuri, Giovanni Roccabianca (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy) Bringing new forms of evidence on policy issues via an AI digital agent The Mayor Bot is an artificial digital agent based on big and open data. It can influence the decision-making process and suggest possible alternatives scenarios making the visualization and usage of data more natural for policymakers. The Mayor Bot becomes a data-driven voice capable of

#FuturGov Design Concept – Citizen as Policy Influencer

Citizen as Policy Influencer Clara Llamas, Jessica Venø, Tracy Gordon, Tianyuan Wei (University of the Arts London, UK) Engaging citizens in policy making through local councils and open discussions We present a future scenario where citizens are an active part of local policy making. In 2030 all citizens receive an income to spend part of their time as policy makers. This was made possible in an act of government in 2020 for citizens to engage

#FuturGov Design Concept – WeActiv

WeActiv Kateryna Bielobrova, Maja Krajewska, Martyna Nawrocka (School of Form, University SWPS, Poznan, Poland) Obtaining access to public services based on daily physical exercising WeActiv is an app created to connect people via mandatory physical exercises. Everyone, in this future scenario, is obliged to do daily physical exercises in order to access medical services. As an incentive, WeActiv proposes sport activities in the user's neighborhood, gathering people in groups. This helps diversify the type of

#FuturGov Design Concept – XCertificate

XCertificate Miquel Cardiel (ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain) Self-organising citizens defending their interests Consumers want to know about the origins of the food they buy. Distributed digital ledgers (such as blockchain) provide an easy way to certify that the backstories of the foodstuffs they buy are genuine. Transparency comes with blockchain-based timestamping of a date and location. In this future, as a result of globalisation major world powers are no longer so powerful. There is, instead, a

#FuturGov Design Concept – New Governance Models

The Parliament of Nature Kristina Lindström, Per Linde, Åsa Ståhl, Per-Anders Hillgren, Ann Light, Ida Nord, Willhelm Ast, Pille Prulman Wengefeldt (Malmö University, Sweden) Machine learning used to bring voices from nature into participatory decision making The Parliament of Nature brings forward voices and concerns from a wide array of actors on the planet: humans, animals, trees, rivers etc. It is responsible for making decisions about investments and development projects that influence nature or planetary

28 May 2018

FuturGov meets WITI Innovation Lab project in Speyer

At the WITI kick-off symposium, Eckhard Stoermer hosted a foresight and design thinking workshop on the future of government, to disseminate the dialogue about possible future transformation of the relationship between citizens and government until 2030+. The project Knowledge and Ideas Transfer for Innovation in Public Administration (Wissens- und Ideentransfer für Innovation in der Verwaltung / WITI) held its kick-off symposium on 17th May in Speyer. WITI wants to build a policy lab at the

13 Apr 2018

How to design the future of government?

EU Policy Lab collaborates with six top design schools How might the relationships between citizens and government transform by 2030 and beyond? What does this mean for the role, structure and tasks of the government? The Future of Government 2030+ project ran citizen workshops to discuss future expectations of citizens and their relationship to the government. To enable creative speculations and out of the box thinking on possible alternative models of government, the EU Policy