(24 March 2020) – Through a videoconference on 3-4 March, AEIDL participated in the kick-off meeting of the TRANSFORM project, which aims to support inclusive territorial development through new approaches and new forms of local decision-making.
TRANSFORM (Territories as Responsive and Accountable Networks of S3 through new Forms of Open and Responsible decision-Making) aims to establish more open, transparent and democratic R&I ecosystems in Europe by integrating an RRI approach into the Smart Specialisation Strategies.
Three regions (Lombardy, Catalonia and Brussels-Capital) will design, test and disseminate three co-creation methodological frameworks – participatory research agenda setting; design for social innovation; and citizen science – at the forefront of the implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3).
They provide approaches and application areas of responsible and accountable territorial development through new forms of local decision-making, aligning science, innovation and society, and making R&D more responsive to citizens’ needs, concerns and aspirations.
The mutual learning will be taking place between these regions and a co-design initiative led by Museum of Science Corporation in Boston (USA).