CIMULACT: Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future
Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda
CIMULACT stands for ‘Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020’. The project engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in shaping a desirable sustainable future. In a highly participatory process, the project will provide a unique contribution to European research and innovation policies and topics, create dialogue and shared understanding among the actors, and build strong capacities in citizen engagement, thereby enhancing responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the EU.
In short, CIMULACT:
- Involves citizens in the actual formulation of the EU research and innovation agendas.
- Provides concrete and unique input to the identification of the future European research agenda by eliciting concerns about, wishes for and visions of desirable sustainable futures from 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe.
- Makes the European research and innovation agenda relevant and accountable to society by engaging citizens, stakeholders and experts in co-creating research agendas based on real, validated and shared visions, needs and demands.
- Contributes to responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the EU by promoting the engagement and inclusion of the public in the identification of desirable sustainable futures.
- Sets a new standard for public participation through the development, testing, training and assessment of methods for citizen and stakeholder engagement..
- Makes the building of the future more accessible. It is no longer only a question discussed by policy makers and experts; it is a wider public conversation for a greater democracy.
Strategic Design Scenarios, as a core partner of the project, is in charge of (amongst other tasks) :
- Developing the methodology and tools for the National Citizen Visions workshops that will be carried out in 30 European countries
- Conducting the Belgian National Citizen Vision workshop (held in Nov. 2015) with 36 citizens coming from all over Belgium
- Participating to the Social Needs Clustering workshop held in Paris (Feb. 2016)
- Contributing to the methodology of the Co-Creation workshop as well as designing an exhibition of the Social Needs for the Milano workshop (April 2016)
- Visualizing the 48 Research Scenarios coming out of the Milano Workshop
- Conducting a face-to-face consultation with policymakers and stakeholders in Belgium with the set-up of the CIMULACT Caravan (Oct. 2016)
- Building the methodology and tools for the Pan European Conference held in Brussels (Dec. 2016)