We are happy to share with you the results of our project The Future of Government 2030+. A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models during the final event that will take place on 6 March 2019 at  the European Parliament and the European Commission (Berlaymont) in Brussels. The event will be hosted by MEPs Brando Benifei (S&D), Ivan Jakovcic (ALDE) and Franc Bogovic (EPP). Morning sessions will be webstreamed at: http://web-events.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/future-of-government-2030

Please register and check the Program below!

Due to the limited number of available places, the registration is required.

The event will be web streamed in the morning from 09:00 to 12:20, via the following link: http://web-events.streamovations.be/index.php/event/stream/future-of-government-2030 


Please Register Online

Registration deadline March 3rd, 2019



8.30-9.00 Registration at the European Parliament, Atrium Welcome Point, Esplanade Solidarnosc

8.30-9.15 Coffee (P5B001)

9.15- 9.50 Welcome by the hosts and opening remarks    

  • MEP Ivan Jakovčić, ALDE
  • MEP Brando Benifei, S&D
  • MEP Franc Bogovič, EPP
  • Vladimir Šucha, Director General, DG JRC
  • Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, DG CNECT
  • Facilitator: Serge Novaretti, DG CNECT

9.50-10.05 Presentation of the project and launch of the report

  • Fabiana Scapolo, Deputy Head of Unit, Foresight, Modelling, Behavioural Insights and Design for Policy Unit/EU Policy Lab, DG JRC
  • Jennifer Rudkin, FuturGov, EU Policy Lab, DG JRC
  • Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, FuturGov, EU Policy Lab, DG JRC

10.05-11.15 Panel session: Future of Government: politics and power relations in 2030 and beyond

  • Gaetane Ricard-Nihoul, French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs
  • Manuela Catrina, State Secretary, Ministry of Communication and Information Society, Romania
  • Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Communications Bruegel and author of Disco Sour
  • Man Sze Li, Business angel and member of FuturGov advisory board
  • Kadi Kenk, Partner Relations Manager, Let’s Do It Foundation
  • Moderator: Andrea Servida, Head of Unit, eGovernment and Trust, DG CNECT

11.15-12.15 Panel session: Towards more inclusive government: opportunities and challenges of including citizens in policymaking       

  • Dorthe Nielsen, Policy Director, Eurocities
  • Wietse Van Ransbeek, Founder, CitizenLab
  • Tarja Vuorinen, Development Manager, City of Turku
  • Arnau Monterde, Coordinator and leader of Decidim and director for democratic innovation at Barcelona City Council
  • Moderator: Paul Hofheinz, President and Co-Founder, Lisbon Council      

12.15-12.20     Conclusions from part 1: Lessons learned and what is next

  • Maive Rute, Deputy Director General, DG JRC


13.00-14.00      Registration at the European Commission, Berlaymont

13.00-14.00      Light lunch and coffee at Piazza

14.00-14.10     Opening of the afternoon session and the exhibition

  • Xavier Troussard, Acting Director, Directorate I Competences and Head of Unit, Foresight, Modelling, Behavioural Insights and Design for Policy Unit/EU Policy Lab, DG JRC

14.10-14.30     Exhibition walk: tour of the exhibition and presentation of the engagement game

  • Meet the designers: Project pitches and discussions

14.30-17.30     Parallel activities

14.30-15.30     Talks: Innovating in government through interdisciplinary approaches

  • Benjamin Loyaute, artist
  • Cornelia Daheim, Future Impacts
  • Christophe Gouache, Strategic Design Scenarios
  • Moderator: Lucy Kimbell, University of Arts London

14.30-16.30 FuturGov game sessions

14.30-16.30 Wall of contributions

16.30 Closing of the event

16.45   Cocktail


The Future of Government 2030+ project brings citizens to the centre of attention. The wellbeing of people and society, as a key target of governmental decisions and activities, beside creating and maintaining sound conditions for businesses and environment, is emphasized. The project addresses the question in a novel way by combining design and foresight approaches with citizen engagement methods, with special focus given to citizens’ insights. FuturGov is a project led by DG JRC EU Policy Lab/ Foresight, Behavioural Insights & Design for Policy Unit in collaboration with DG CNECT eGovernment and Trust Unit.


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