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The European Week of Regions and Cities (11 – 14 October 2021) brought together more than 17.600 participants in four days packed with more than 300 sessions dedicated to four themes – green transition, cohesion, digital transition and CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT. 

Citizen Engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking

On 12 October 2021, TRANSFORM organised a participatory lab ‘Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking’ within the European Week of Regions and Cities. 

The session brought together an audience with a genuine interest in citizen engagement from different regions of Europe, representing public authorities, academia and research, as well as NGOs and CSOs.

First, the speakers briefly presented three citizen engagement methodologies – co-design, co-creation and citizen science – tested in TRANSFORM regional clusters in Lombardy, Brussels-Capital and Catalonia. This was followed by an open discussion in breakout rooms where participants explored how these three methodologies can help enhance regional R&I decision-making, discussing the benefits but also various challenges that might arise in the process. The outcomes of these discussions were clustered and presented to the audience, also giving space to participants to share their thoughts and views.

You can access the recording here

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26 October – 14 December 2021

For almost three years, GRACE project partners have worked towards implementing fundamental institutional change in 6 research performing and funding organisations. With an intense mutual learning programme and a co-creation environment, six expert partners have supported six other partners in developing a set of specific RRI-orientated Grounding Actions in their organisation. These actions have provided a basis for developing tailored 8-year RRI Roadmaps within these institutions to ensure their sustainability and full implementation over the long-term.

As the project comes to an end, project partners will share their findings and provide stakeholders with useful knowledge to implement RRI in research performing and funding organisations by organising a set of eight thematic webinars.

From 26 October to 14 December, these webinars will each address a different topic related to GRACE, with the participation of experts inside and outside of the project. Each webinar will take place online from 2:00pm  to 3:30pm CET.   


TRANSFORM at GRACE final webinars 

TRANSFORM, represented by Marzia Mazzonetto (BE participation), is taking part in the second GRACE webinar ‘Making the case for public engagement’, which will take place on 2 November from 2 pm to 3:30 pm. Marzia Mazzonetto, co-founder of BE participation and StickyDot, leads the mutual learning activities and coordinates Brussels-Capital regional cluster within TRANSFORM. Together with Laurène Cheilan (Bristol University and co-founder of CultureInstable) and Dr Maud Radstake (Utrecht University), they will discuss how value is created and demonstrated at different levels of actors involved to make a strong case for public engagement.


6 October 2021

There is increasing demand from the European Commission, EU institutions and countries for capacity to support participatory and deliberative projects and policies.

The new Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy aims to meet this demand by providing concrete support to European institutions’ initiatives, as well as to the variety of participatory and deliberative activities and projects across the EU. More specifically, it builds capacity on citizen engagement in policy making by providing services, guidance and tools to support the development of socially robust policy through participatory and deliberative practices across different levels of governance in the EU.

The Competence Centre is a tangible contribution to the Commission’s priority 6: New push for European Democracy, and supports cross-cutting policy initiatives including the European Democracy Action Plan, the Conference on the Future of Europe and EU Missions.

Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy

Launch event of the Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy 

6 October 2021, 9:45 – 13:00

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