The PE2020 project compounded a catalogue of 38 innovative public engagement cases in the report “Public Engagement Innovations – Catalogue of public engagement (PE) initiatives”. One of the initiatives was CIVISTI, which aimed to produce a list of new and emerging issues for European science and technology. In addition, the project’s objective was to produce a set of policy options of relevance to future European framework programmes, and base these products upon a novel and cost effective process of citizen participation supported by experts and stakeholders.
The CIVISTI method has been further implemented in an applied and downscaled format in the EU funded project CASI (Public Participation in Developing a Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation), which is a sister project of the PE2020. In this project, the method is used to provide research priorities and policy recommendations for the specific area of sustainable innovation.