Regional Innovation Scheme Transitions Policy Lab Workshop

29 June 2021 from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST

‘Participatory Methodologies for Policymaking Processes’ workshop within the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme Transitions Policy Lab. 

The European Green Deal is the EU’s strategy to move towards climate neutrality and circular economy by the transformative policy. This transformation requires the alignment of multiple stakeholders and instruments with existing regional innovation plans such as the Cohesion Policy.​ Policy mixes emerge to reinforce synergies and complementarities between EU, national and regional innovation initiatives.​  

The Transition Policy Lab addresses the goal of shifting practices for policymaking by removing barriers for enabling the necessary institutional change. It is aimed to build capacity to co-design and implement systemic strategies that can lead to potentially transformative policies and actions. ​ 

It will consist of five interrelated capacity-building activities implemented through three different formats: multi-stakeholders setting, science-based training and executive programmes. 


The First Session: Co-Creation for Policy

This first session will introduce the policy co-creation process to structure multi-stakeholders policymaking processes. It will provide practical examples to learn about Policy co-creation methods for mission-oriented policies. 

The material shared is part of a forthcoming (Fall, 2021) handbook by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) –the European Commission’s science and knowledge service—and  EIT Climate-KIC, developed from evidence in running policy co-creation workshops across Europe and in particular in Southern and Central Eastern Europe. 


  • Gabriel Rissola, Senior Researcher at European Joint Research Centre (JRC) 
  • Laurent Bontoux, Senior Foresight for Policy Expert at European Joint Research Centre (JRC) 
  • Cristian Matti, Head of Strategic Research at EIT Climate-KIC  
  • Practical examples presented by Paolo Martinez (FUTOUR), Waldo Galle(Vito Transitions Platform) and Damaris Fernandez (Trinity College Dublin and EIT Raw Materials)

Moderated by: Annalisa Spalazzi, Regional Innovation Scheme Programme Manager, EIT Climate-KIC. 

Main benefits of attending  

  • Have a preview of the upcoming “co-creation for policy” handbook by JRC and EIT Climate-KIC. 
  • Learn about Policy co-creation processes.
  • Hear about practical cases of implementation. 

Target participants 

  • EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Hubs, partners, organizations and stakeholders from Southern and Central Eastern Europe
  • Practitioners interested in applying the methodology for mission-oriented workshops
  • Policymakers and programme owners at the EU, national, regional, and local level  

 For questions about the event, please contact annalisa.spalazzi@climate-kic.org 


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