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Event Archives - TRANSFORM

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17 November 2022

Sala Pirelli – Palazzo Pirelli, Via Fabio Filzi, 22 Milano, Italy 

On 17 November 2022, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti, Region Lombardy and Finlombarda will host their final regional event to showcase the outcomes of the Lombardy regional cluster of the TRANSFORM project. The meeting will be an opportunity to present TRANSFORM’s journey in Lombardy and its contribution to regional Research and Innovation policies, but also to talk more broadly about the role of citizens in policy making on issues such as data-driven innovation and the fair energy transition for all. 

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The event will then focus on TRANSFORM activities in Lombardy and the issues addressed in the citizen engagement journey. In addition to in-person participation, the meeting will be broadcast online on the Open Innovation website. 

Opening session 

Participatory research agenda setting 

  • Defining the regional strategic research and innovation agenda in a participatory way: the first set of participatory activities focused on the theme of the just energy transition by Anna Pellizzone, project manager, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
  • How to integrate citizens’ ideas and needs into regional strategies: Lombardy’s Three-Year Strategic Program for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer by Silvia Corbetta, Finlombarda  
  • Key note speech: “Just Ecological Transition for All. The role of citizens and society” by Enrico Giovannini, Professor at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

TRANSFORM Citizen Jury 

  • Results of the TRANSFORM Citizens Jury dedicated to responsible smart mobility by Anna Pellizzone, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
  • Integration of citizens’ recommendations into smart mobility policies in the Lombardy Region by Matteo Pozzetti, Directorate General for Education, Universities, Research, Innovation and Simplification, Lombardy Region
  • Key note: Role that citizens can play – reflection on accountability issues related to data-driven services, including aspects of privacy and data protection (some of the elements considered most important by TRANSFORM’s Citizens’ Jury participants) by Guido Scorza, a member of the Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali

Discussion and closing remarks

  • TRANSFORM results and citizen participation in Research and Innovation decision-making by Agnes Allansdottir, University of Siena, a scholar of the relationship between science and society and an expert in methodologies for consulting citizens and monitoring public opinion on the impact of technologies and technosciences, chosen by the Region as one of the ten components of the Regional Forum for Innovation and Scientific Research 2018-2021
  • Closing remarks by Angela Simone, TRANSFORM coordinator, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti 

Learn more about the Lombardy cluster here.


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21 November 2022

Palau Robert, passeig de Gràcia, 107, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

On 21st November 2022, the General Directorate for Economic Promotion, Competition and Regulation (GDEPCR) of the Regional Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), Science for Change and the research group OpenSystems of the University of Barcelona will host their final regional event to showcase the outcomes of the Catalonia regional cluster of the TRANSFORM project. This will be an opportunity to raise awareness of the transformative potential of citizen science, to share successful examples of how this methodology has improved public policy, and to present in more depth the two pilots implemented during the project: the first to increase the selective collection of municipal waste and the second to improve endometriosis care, diagnosis and support services.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The TRANSFORM Catalan Cluster aims to help governments and agents involved in the Catalan R&I ecosystem incorporate citizen science methodologies in their strategies, policies and projects. For this purpose, two main activities have been developed: the creation of a Catalan Think Tank and the implementation of pilot projects in citizen science: 

Moreover, the Catalan Think Tank brought together 55 representatives of the quadruple helix of the Catalan R&I ecosystem (regional and local public administration, universities, research centres and companies). Together these organisations learn, reflect and propose how citizen science can be a good tool to improve public policies and tackle the current social and environmental challenges.

The Catalan cluster is working towards incorporating citizen science as a means of integrating RRI into Catalonia’s RIS3CAT 2021-2027, its instruments and the actors of the Catalan R&I ecosystem.

The RIS3CAT 2030, makes an appeal for comparative agendas and transformative and responsible research and innovation as the main motors for orienting Catalonia towards a greener, digital, resilient and fairer socio-economic model. 

Learn more about the Catalonia cluster here.


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10 November 2022

Chau. de Charleroi 112, 1060 Brussels, Belgium

Three years of TRANSFORM project implementation, the Brussels-Capital regional cluster will present the results, lessons learned and added value of the citizen and stakeholder engagement activities tested within three pilots in circular economy. On this occasion, participants will discover how Innoviris, the Université Catholique de Louvain – UCL and Be Participation, were able to test citizen participation tools at different stages of an innovation (policy) in within public administration.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Brussels-Capital Region cluster worked with three pilots within circular economy, in a wide sense, by indentifying specific community needs and challenges to address while paying attention to sustainability and inclusiveness of the whole participatory process.

The cluster experimented with two approaches:

  • On the one hand, the cluster has put forward a 360° vision through citizen participation by having applied a methodology of early detection of the ecological and social effects of a food innovation through an academic research project.
  • On the other hand, participatory ecosystem mapping process was set up to understand the tensions between the social effects and environmental impacts of a regional actor operating around food waste recovery. Among other things, this enabled the identification of knowledge needs within this ecosystem.

The incentive role of the public authorities in the innovation activities for regional economic growth is very important in Brussels. Aligned with its societal challenges, the region has established Strategics Innovation Domains (SID) in the Regional Innovation Plan (PRI) for funding Research and Innovation,  developed by Innoviris.

Optimal use of resources” and “Social innovation, public innovation and social inclusion” are SID to which TRANSFORM activities organised in Brussels are strongly linked. 

RRI dimensions are present in existing R&I initiatives of the Brussels region such as co-creation, a programme that supports the exploration, experimentation and production of co-created knowledge for urban resilience.

More information about the Regional Innovation Plan 2021-2027 here.


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Project Coordinator: Angela Simone Fondazione Giannino Bassetti angela.simone@fondazionebassetti.org
 
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