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News article14 February 2020Directorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

Citizen engagement workshop: co-design missions with citizens

Picture from the workshop

In a cross-service approach, the European Commission organized a workshop entitled “Co-Designing Missions with Citizens” to support the planning of Citizen Engagement for the identification and development of future EU Missions under Horizon Europe. A highlight of the exercise was the precious expertise of international leaders in the theory and practice of deliberative democracy from Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France and the UK.

This workshop gathered Mission Boards members, 12 Member State representatives as well as the Mission task forces of the European Commission to work together with the experts. It was not only intended to build capacity on the engagement aspects, but also share the respective challenges each faced in their respective areas and open the dialogue with Member States.

In light of the deliberative democracy experts’ skills and experience, the workshop successfully resulted in the development of a methodology for Citizen Engagement tailored to each Mission Area. The takeaways were very positive in shared understanding, key questions to be discussed, useful networks to activate, as well as concrete activities to be taken forward.

Workshop took place on 10th-11th February 2020.



Publication date
14 February 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation