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

13 Apr 2018

Citizens Discuss the Future of Government in Cork, Ireland

Cork County Council's Service Design team "Service rePublic" led by Julianne Coughlan invited 20 citizens to discuss the future of government, forms of participation and public service delivery on 26th of February, 2018, in the framework of the Future of Government citizen workshop. Participants were citizens active in public participation networks, representatives of citizen organizations, as well as less politically engaged citizens; and they were between 15 and 85 years old! Julianne Coughlan opened the

Future of Government: Workshop in Malta

On 16 February 2018, the Department of Public Policy of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, University of Malta organized a workshop on the Future of Government with the participation of twenty citizens. The sample was intended to have different distribution and representation of age, ethnicity, gender, education, profession, and religion. The aim of the workshop was to reflect on present issues regarding governments and their relationship with citizens and envisage future. At the

Future of Government 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

20 Jun 2017

Towards the creation of a multi-level third space for systemic urban research and innovation

On 4th and 5th April we co-organised a lab session with the Innovating Cities team of the Directorate General for Research & Innovation to test the idea of a third space for systemic urban research and innovation. Together with European Commission Urban Policy Officers, city-makers and innovators, city organisations, and other stakeholders from multiple cities across Europe we tried to understand what should be the key features of a multi-level third space in which EU policy officers and all relevant stakeholders could

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

5 Oct 2016

Innovating Policy: Transdisciplinary Practice and the Politics of Co-Construction in Policy Labs

As part of SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit’s 50th anniversary conference, the EU Policy Lab co-organised with the University of Sussex the Dialogue Session Innovating Policy: Transdisciplinary Practice and the Politics of Co-Construction in Policy Labs. The session took place on the 9th September and saw the participation of Adrian Smith (University of Sussex), Ann Light (University of Sussex), Lucy Kimbell (University of Arts London & UK Policy Lab), Alex Oprunenco (UNDP Moldova & UNDP

Lab Connections - Policy Labs in Europe for Europe15 Sep 2016

Connecting policy labs across Europe with EU policy makers

In the past few months, we have tried to create a map of policy labs across Europe. We wanted to have an idea of the number of labs and also understand what their main fields of expertise are. This has not been an easy exercise. Firstly, policy labs are very heterogeneous in terms the areas they are active in, their size, their institutional belonging, the governance level they are active on and the constituencies they

29 Jun 2016

LAB CONNECTIONS policy labs in Europe, for Europe

Save the date! We are organising a gathering of policy labs on 17-18 October 2016 in Brussels Image credits: flickr.com/photos/gtozer   Europe is now witnessing a growing movement of Policy Labs and other public innovation teams at EU, national, regional and local levels of governance. Their experimental, creative and citizen-centred approaches are changing the ways policies are shaped and delivered, putting forward alternative solutions in a time when our institutions require more robust and adaptable

6 Apr 2016

Are you aware of other Policy Labs across Europe? Let us know!

We are mapping Policy Labs active at national, regional or local levels in Europe Are you part of a Policy Lab? Do you know any similar initiatives? Please let us know by filling in this questionnaire and by sharing it within your networks. This will help us to understand how policy labs across the EU at different governance levels could become a resource to EU policymaking and implementation. { "service" : "sbkm", "popup" : false,