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Privacy and accessibility among priority issues according to TRANSFORM’s Citizens’ Jury. 

On Saturday, June 25, EU-funded project TRANSFORM concluded the participatory process to collect recommendations from citizens living in Lombardy on the topic of smart and responsible mobility.

The Citizens’ Jury, composed of a total of 24 people, took place over two days. At the end of the second day, participants were able to present their suggestions on data-driven Smart Mobility, delivering the final recommendations directly to representatives of the Lombardy Region.

The Jury, organised by Bassetti Foundation, which is also coordinating the entire TRANSFORM project, opened with an information phase with experts, which took place on June 11, and allowed citizens to gain more knowledge about both technological aspects and ethical and social issues that can arise when it comes to data-driven mobility services. Two weeks later, the Jurors met again and were invited to think collaboratively about issues related to responsible mobility and, from these, to develop concrete recommendations for regional decision makers.

The discussion phase on responsibility aspects related to Smart Mobility took place in small groups and plenary sessions, accompanied by professional facilitators. The results of the discussion among the groups of participants identified six main issues: privacy, profiling (automated collection and processing of personal data), territorial inclusivity and inclusivity for disadvantaged groups, affordability and digital accessibility, accessibility to information about the existence and operation of services, and security, also understood as cybersecurity.

From the considerations that emerged, the second part of the meeting served to elaborate and refine the recommendations, defining their “objectives” and “measures” to be put into practice.

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The final recommendations were unanimously approved by the Jurors, who at the end of the process showed great satisfaction with their involvement in the deliberative process, stating that they appreciated the opportunity to express their voice and feel active as citizens, in an area that directly affects them such as land use planning and related services.

The recommendations were taken on board by the Lombardy Region, which will take them into account in the planning and implementation of its actions within the regional Smart Mobility programs.


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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

TRANSFORM #EURegionsWeek infographics

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29 – 30 September 2021

Since January 2019, the SeeRRI project has been working with European regional policymakers to explore how regional governments can practice responsible regional planning – regional planning that is anticipative, reflexive, inclusive, and responsive. Nearly three years of joint efforts will culminate in the “Bringing RRI into regional planning: From theory to SeeRRI” Conference to be held in Barcelona on September 29-30, 2021.

The conference is free to attend for anyone who is interested and the registration is now open. 

TRANSFORM at SeeRRI final conference

In addition to the poster exhibition and our contribution to the SeeRRI booklet, TRANSFORM will participate in two sessions sharing our experiences from project implementation so far.

On the first day, Angela Simone (FGB), TRANSFORM Project Coordinator, together with Nhien Nguyen (SeeRRI Project Coordinator) and & Marianne Hörlesberger (DigiTeRRI Project Coordinator), will talk about ‘Impact of cross-project collaboration’.

On the second day, Marzia Mazzonetti (BE participation), leading the mutual learning activities and Brussels-Capital regional cluster in TRANSFORM, will join a debate on ‘How mutual learning happens between regions in EU projects’ together with Elisabetta Marinelli (Advisory Board member in SeeRRI) and Tanja Adnađević (TeRRIFICA project).

SeeRRI conference

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