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Context tailoring workshops to adapt the pilot initiatives to the particular local contexts

Work Package three (WP3) has as its objective to design and implement six pilot projects on innovative PE processes. Such projects (or ‘pilot initiatives’) are being organised in the context of on-going research programmes in Finland and Italy. PE2020 is being funded through the Seventh Framework programme, and it is developing tools and instruments for better societal engagement in Horizon 2020. The pilot initiatives are collectively linked to the six ‘Societal Challenges’1 of the European Commission. To ensure that there is an EU-wide dimension and relevance, three of the pilot initiatives have been conducted in the context of EU joint research programmes, European innovation partnerships or other types of research and innovation activities with a transnational dimension.


Workshop in progress

The six pilot initiatives have been co-designed and implemented with our target research projects and programmes. The original plan of the PE2020 project was that after a global survey and identification of the most innovative PE processes, two to six of the more interesting public engagement (PE) methods would be transferred and tested in new research policy contexts. Soon, however, it was realised that such a transfer process is far from a straightforward process. On-going research projects and programmes have their own priorities, expectations, quality criteria and cultures of operating; testing and introducing new PE processes need to be adapted to the preconditions of the target programmes.

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Context tailoring workshop on Research strategy and methodology of public engagement

The PE2020 project partners at the two units of the University of Helsinki: Consumer Society Research Centre and HEGOM Research Group organise a workshop with the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) at Aalto University. The aim of the context tailoring workshop is to contextualize and define Living Lab as a public engagement tool.

How does Living Labs as research strategy and methodology help in engaging people, cities, regions, public agencies and firms when solving major societal challenges of our time?

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