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The Italian translation of the OECD report: Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions I Catching the deliberative wave 

The Italian version of the Highlights 2020 of the OECD report “Innovative Citizen Participation and New Democratic Institutions: Catching the Deliberative Wave”  aims to contribute to spreading the culture of public deliberation and provide effective tools for citizen engagement in public policy making in Italy.

This Policy Brief outlines recommendations for policymakers willing to embark on citizen engagement actions for research and innovation and promote institutional changes in terms of RRI embedding within regional governments.

These recommendations are grounded in the lessons learned by project partners in the implementation of TRANSFORM in the first 15 months of its lifetime within the three clusters involved in the project (Brussels Capital Region – Belgium; Catalonia – Spain; Lombardy – Italy) and cross-cluster activities.


by Angela Simone & Mario Calderini

Participatory methods and social innovation improve trust in science, and ensure that research meets social needs. They should be more widely adopted in Italy.

Read the full article ‘Give citizens a seat at the table’ co-authored by the TRANSFORM Project Coordinator, Angela Simone (Fondazione Giannino Bassetti) on citizen engagement and social innovation and their potential to shape the future of R&I in Italy. The article was recently published in Nature Italy, the regional digital magazine, published by Springer Nature, reporting on scientific research and issues of science policy in Italy.

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On the 31st of December 2020, TRANSFORM concluded its first year of implementation. On this occasion, we reflect on the project’s activities and outcomes. We kicked off the project in the midst of the global pandemic, which in the end, accompanied us the whole year through and beyond. Despite challenging circumstances and shift to the virtual space, we found a shared vision among the partners and launched the tasks as planned.

EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872687. This website reflects only the authors' view and the REA and the EC are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
Project Coordinator: Angela Simone Fondazione Giannino Bassetti angela.simone@fondazionebassetti.org
contact: info@transform-project.eu