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High democratic quality design / Design haute qualité démocratique

EN | What does design have to do with democracy? Beyond politics, intellectual debates and governance, democracy also takes place around us in our daily lives. Do everyday products, public or... [read more]

EN | What does design have to do with democracy? Beyond politics, intellectual debates and governance, democracy also takes place around us in our daily lives. Do everyday products, public or... [read more]
La Ville Collaborative

La Ville Collaborative – Quand les collectifs citoyens et les pouvoirs locaux travaillent ensemble. Le projet VILCO (contraction de “Ville Collaborative“) est né d’un constat : Bruxelles compte une multitude... [read more]

La Ville Collaborative – Quand les collectifs citoyens et les pouvoirs locaux travaillent ensemble. Le projet VILCO (contraction de “Ville Collaborative“) est né d’un constat : Bruxelles compte une multitude... [read more]
Acupuncture de design

EN | How can design facilitate collaboration in the city so as to create supportive, sustainable and democratic lifestyles? Within the context of Lille 2020, World Design Capital, the Maison... [read more]

EN | How can design facilitate collaboration in the city so as to create supportive, sustainable and democratic lifestyles? Within the context of Lille 2020, World Design Capital, the Maison... [read more]
Do we need participatory democracy to save democracy?

Everyone acknowledges today that democracies around the world are increasingly challenged. The number of issues they have to face – and have difficulties to respond to (social justice, economic stability,... [read more]

Everyone acknowledges today that democracies around the world are increasingly challenged. The number of issues they have to face – and have difficulties to respond to (social justice, economic stability,... [read more]
Innophobia : do not innovate

Innovating in the #publicsector? That’s too complicated! Here is our last mini #game called #Innophobia All the reasons why innovation is so hard in #publicinstitutions Game in Fr+En avalaible in... [read more]

Innovating in the #publicsector? That’s too complicated! Here is our last mini #game called #Innophobia All the reasons why innovation is so hard in #publicinstitutions Game in Fr+En avalaible in... [read more]
Citizen participation? Hell no!

The game ‘Citizen participation? Hell no!’ is meant to put everything on the table, to speak out, frankly, honestly, about all the challenges that are to be faced internally within... [read more]

The game ‘Citizen participation? Hell no!’ is meant to put everything on the table, to speak out, frankly, honestly, about all the challenges that are to be faced internally within... [read more]
Active Citizens for greater participatory democracy

To download the publication, click on the picture below or go to the bottom of the page to get the link. Citizen’s participation in small and medium EU cities The... [read more]

To download the publication, click on the picture below or go to the bottom of the page to get the link. Citizen’s participation in small and medium EU cities The... [read more]
Are you doing Research & Innovation responsibly?

Responsible Innovation COMPASS is an EU-funded H2020 project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive... [read more]

Responsible Innovation COMPASS is an EU-funded H2020 project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive... [read more]
Phasing-in : Amorçage d'un processus d'innovation publique

L’amorçage d’un processus d’innovation publique c’est l’amorçage d’un changement. Or, toute transformation de pratiques, de méthodes et d’outils au sein d’une structure, quelle qu’elle soit, prend du temps. Plutôt que... [read more]

L’amorçage d’un processus d’innovation publique c’est l’amorçage d’un changement. Or, toute transformation de pratiques, de méthodes et d’outils au sein d’une structure, quelle qu’elle soit, prend du temps. Plutôt que... [read more]
Kit d'investigation des usages

Tableau d’investigation des usages   SCÈNE D’INVESTIGATION ET SCÈNE D’USAGE Les méthodes de la police d’investigation peuvent-elles inspirer les méthodes d’investigation des usages ? Quelles sont les similitudes mais aussi... [read more]

Tableau d’investigation des usages   SCÈNE D’INVESTIGATION ET SCÈNE D’USAGE Les méthodes de la police d’investigation peuvent-elles inspirer les méthodes d’investigation des usages ? Quelles sont les similitudes mais aussi... [read more]
À Marcoussis, les citoyens co-construisent le futur

Penser le futur ne doit pas être le privilège des prospectivistes et auteurs de science-fiction. Alors que les hommes politiques sont de plus en plus prisonniers du court terme, les... [read more]

Penser le futur ne doit pas être le privilège des prospectivistes et auteurs de science-fiction. Alors que les hommes politiques sont de plus en plus prisonniers du court terme, les... [read more]
VILCO - Co-creating urban resilience

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]
Design of public services at INET

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]
Innovation Action-based training at SMEDAR

[english] Thanks to this on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]

[english] Thanks to this on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]
Engaging citizens and stakeholders in the setting of EU future research 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... [read more]

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... [read more]
Scenario-stretching cards

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions. You want to see it? Just... [read more]

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions. You want to see it? Just... [read more]
We all have a good reason not to evaluate [public policies]

In local sustainable development projects (local authorities, municipalities, intermunicipal associations, urban areas, etc.), tons of actions are carried out, but the impact of these actions is rarely evaluated. Indeed, there... [read more]

In local sustainable development projects (local authorities, municipalities, intermunicipal associations, urban areas, etc.), tons of actions are carried out, but the impact of these actions is rarely evaluated. Indeed, there... [read more]
120 DUTCH CIVIL SERVANTS FOR LIFT EUROPE

As part of the integration programs for their young public servants, the Dutch ministries organize a study tour to Brussels to visit the European institutions, meet and exchange with their... [read more]

As part of the integration programs for their young public servants, the Dutch ministries organize a study tour to Brussels to visit the European institutions, meet and exchange with their... [read more]
A game to teach design thinking to kids

ChangeMakers created Empatheia, an innovative computer learning game that can be easily implemented in formal and non-formal education settings. The main goal of the game is to help children develop... [read more]

ChangeMakers created Empatheia, an innovative computer learning game that can be easily implemented in formal and non-formal education settings. The main goal of the game is to help children develop... [read more]
COMPASS - Responsible research and innovation

Responsible Innovation COMPASS is an EU-funded H2020 project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive... [read more]

Responsible Innovation COMPASS is an EU-funded H2020 project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive... [read more]
Public innovation lab SPW Wallonia

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]
Evaluation of sustainable policies

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]
PJJ - The future of juvenile justice

More info coming soon

More info coming soon
Cojardinage/cogardening

Ce projet soutient l’agriculture urbaine dans la capitale en favorisant le partage des jardins inexploités. Beaucoup de Bruxellois ne cultivent pas dans leur jardin, alors que d’autres en rêvent mais... [read more]

Ce projet soutient l’agriculture urbaine dans la capitale en favorisant le partage des jardins inexploités. Beaucoup de Bruxellois ne cultivent pas dans leur jardin, alors que d’autres en rêvent mais... [read more]