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 Lab started a collaboration with six top design schools throughout Europe. Design professors and lectures are running particular courses with bachelor and master students to ideate and prototype future models of how participation might look like and how public services might be delivered. The outcomes of the student work will influence thinking of how government might need to change.
Where foresight meets design
Through the collaboration with a variety of design schools, the Future of Government 2030+ project has the unique opportunity to work with speculative design, service design, design for policy, strategic design, social design, communication design and other approaches and to involve a broad range of students in Europe to rethink government. All partners have particular experiences in design for policy, designing public services, collaborating with cities etc.
Our partners are:
- Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering: Arianna Mazzeo
- Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art: Sabine Junginger
- Malmo University, Alternative Futures Making: Per Anders Hillgren
- Poli.Design, Politechnico di Milano: Stefano Maffei, Beatrice Villari, Massimo Bianchi
- SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Poznan: Monika Rosinska
- University of the Arts London, Public Collaboration Lab: Lara Salinas
In the design process of ideation, prototyping and testing, students need to interact with citizens and public servants to refine their ideas; they contribute to a dialogue on possible futures of government with citizens. The EU Policy Lab blog will keep you updated about the results from this process.