Registration Open: Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking


Registration Open: Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking


Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking
12 October 2021
9:30 – 11:00

Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking 

TRANSFORM participatory lab ‘Citizen engagement TRANSFORMing regional R&I policymaking ‘ at the European Week of Regions and Cities

Citizen engagement can strengthen trust between institutions and citizens. In the TRANSFORM project (funded under Horizon 2020) citizen science, co-design and co-creation have been applied to regional R&I decision-making in Lombardy, Catalonia, and Brussels-Capital. Through sharing of experiences and promising outcomes of citizen engagement in regional R&I policies, this participatory lab will provide examples and suggestions on how to create more open, transparent and inclusive regional R&I governance processes.

Join us in an interactive session and learn more about the benefits of citizen engagement, get your questions answered by experts, share your experiences and suggestions for further applications in regional decision making. 


Angela Simone

Public & stakeholder engagement expert at Bassetti Foundation; TRANSFORM Project Coordinator & Lombardy cluster coordinator

Angela Simone is a public and stakeholder engagement professional, experienced in EU funded projects. She is currently the coordinator of the EU H2020 TRANSFORM project, deputy-coordinator of the EU H2020 MOSAIC project, RRI advisor in the EU H2020 ENLIGHT project and sits on the Advisory Board of the EU H2020 SUPER_MoRRI project. Since 2010 she has been collaborating with Fondazione Giannino Bassetti, designing and managing several national and international EU projects and initiatives on RRI and societal impacts of science, technology, medicine and innovation.

Marzia Mazzonetto

Executive Director of BE participation; TRANSFORM Brussels-Capital cluster coordinator

Marzia Mazzonetto is Executive Director of BE participation ASBL, and CEO of Stickydot Srl, a Brussels collective with expertise on multi-stakeholder engagement in R&I. She is passionate about sustainable and inclusive co-creation processes leading to social innovation and participatory policies. Her main areas of expertise are public engagement with science and technology, and methodological approaches supporting multi-stakeholder engagement processes. She coordinates the EU-funded project MOSAIC, focused on co-creating innovation processes to tackle Mission city climate challenges across Europe. Marzia leads the TRANSFORM’s Brussels-Capital regional cluster.

Diana Reinoso

Project Manager at Science for Change; TRANSFORM Catalonia cluster coordinator

Diana is a sociologist, senior agricultural technician and holds a master’s degree in Environmental Intervention and Management (University of Barcelona). She has extensive experience in the design, management and implementation of research and consultancy projects in the field of sustainability, more specifically in waste prevention. She is specialised in the use of social research methodologies, participatory techniques and citizen science, introducing the social perspective in environmental issues.

TRANSFORM EU Week of Regions

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