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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.

Do you want to know more? Do not hesitate to register.


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.


Photo: XPatient Barcelona Congress. 


28 – 29 September 2022


The seventh edition of the “XPatient Barcelona” congress took place on September 28-29 and the TRANSFORM project was one of the protagonists of the congress. The pilot project “Endometriosis in first person: participatory research on experiences and assessments of women with endometriosis for the improvement of health services” was selected as one of the five most outstanding and complete experiences presented at the congress.

The TRANSFORM project (funded under H2020) brings together three European regions (Lombardy, Brussels-Capital and Catalonia) to experiment with different innovative participatory methodologies to make the regional research and development and innovation policies more accountable. In Catalonia, a citizen science pilot on endometriosis has been carried out with the aim of involving people suffering from endometriosis to better understand their experiences at a biopsychosocial level as well as with health services. The patients then co-create recommendations for the improvement of health services and influence health policies.

“Endometriosis in the first person: participatory research on experiences and assessments of women with endometriosis for the improvement of health services” pilot aims to improve diagnostic care services and health care for endometriosis. The pilot is developed in collaboration with the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Agency for Health Quality and Evaluation of Catalonia (AQuAS), as well as with the Economic Promotion area of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the OpenSystems research group, the latter two, partners of the TRANSFORM Catalan Cluster, led by Science for Change.

Within this pilot, a group of women, who actively participated as co-investigators, was created to delve into the experiences of endometriosis. During the participatory sessions, they identified needs, made an assessment of the services and resources for diagnosis, care and support for people suffering from endometriosis and drafted recommendations for their improvement.

On Thursday, September 29, Nora Salas Seoane, Head of the Health Area of Science for Change., presented the work carried out within the framework of the TRANSFORM project on Participatory and co-creation methodologies, involving first-person experiences to improve care services and inform public policies: the case of endometriosis as an underdiagnosed disorder that affects women’s health during the session “Experiences and debate: the response in times of crisis“, moderated by Patricia Ripoll, patient, health communicator and patient experience expert. Representatives from the Bellvitge University Hospital, the Terrassa Health Consortium, the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute, the Guttman Institute and Athenea solutions also participated in this session.

TRANSFORM health pilot - Endometriosis

About the “XPatient Barcelona Congress”

TRANSFORM at the XPatient Barcelona Congress

The XPatient Barcelona Congress is an appointment with the main actors of the health ecosystem to share innovation, technology and evidence in improving the Patient Experience, of the caregivers / or people in charge and of the professionals in this field. It is an opportunity to discuss and advance, together with all the agents involved, a common and better-informed vision of improving our health systems and the benefits for patients. The engine of this change must be the detection of unmet needs and the proposal of care packages to respond to these needs, depending on local availability.

More information about the congress and registration here


5 – 8 October 2022

Berlin, Germany

The ECSA Conference 2022 will be held from October 5-8 in Berlin, Germany, brining together researchers from all disciplines, scientists, practitioners, activists, funders, policymakers, non-governmental organisations, artists, and other interested citizens worldwide to reflect, discuss, and network on the topic of Citizen Science for Planetary Health.

TRANSFORM AT ECSA 2022 exhibition

Waste pilot - TRANSFORM Catalonia

Join TRANSFORM’s interactive workshop 

A Citizen Science project which contributes in improving the selective municipal waste collection system

THURSDAY,  6 October 2022  I  16:15 – 17:45

Organised by the Catalan Cluster, Diana Reinoso (Science for Change), TRANSFORM Project Manager will introduce the activities and results of the waste citizen science pilot. Drawing on this, participants will be invited to design their implementation plan for innovative waste systems in an imaginary city, taking on a specific role (different profiles of citizens and city council technicians), play the game, visualise data and, based on the results obtained, make a decision on which plan and strategies to follow to increase the percentage of selective collection in their city.

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