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After an inspiring two-day conference in Barcelona, the SeeRRI project has published the final version of the SeeRRI booklet: Bringing responsibility and RRI into regional planning – from theory to practice.

In 4 sections, the booklet lays out the motivation and journey of the SeeRRI project and its approach to integrating RRI principles into regional planning and smart specialisation policies, but also the perspectives of other ongoing EU funded projects – TeRRIFICA, TeRRItoria, TRANSFORM, CHERRIES, RRI2SCALE, TetRRIs, MARIE and DigiTeRRI – working with RRI at regional level. At the same time, the brochure gives an outlook on the road ahead. Seven experts comment on how the legacy of these EUfunded projects can be leveraged to create responsible and sustainable R&I ecosystems for the future, and which dangers and risks we need to look out for.

It is with great pleasure that we at TRANSFORM took part in this exercise, sharing our insights on integrating RRI into regional R&I governance and lessons learned from experimenting with three different citizen engagement methodologies in three European territories – Lombardy (Italy), Brussels-Capital (Belgium) and Catalonia (Spain).

You can access and download the booklet here!

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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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