Value Network Mapping – Transitions Policy Lab

16 September 2021 from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST

Sustainability transitions require changes in the structures of the socio-technical systems that define our world. Some structures need to change into completely new roles and relations, and others may even disappear.

Value Network Mapping is a tool that supports processes to co-create such changes while balancing individual ambitions with practical constraints. Social, environmental, and economic conditions for implementing and scaling up such changes find their place in these maps; allowing global sustainable development goals to evolve from a shared vision to common practice. The fundamentals of Value Network Mapping, how and when to use it and its practical application will be uncovered during this workshop.


  • Waldo Galle, Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
  • Cristian Matti, Head of Strategic Research at EIT Climate-KIC

Moderated by: Annalisa Spalazzi, Regional Innovation Scheme Programme Manager 

Followed by Case studies presentations 

Main benefits of attending

  • Learn about practice-based knowledge on exploring transformative
    relations in socio-technical systems
  • Familiarize with the Value Network Mapping and when and how to
    use it
  • Learn from 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 learning about tools for facilitating systemic relations in a multi-actor setting
  • Policymakers, authorities and programme owners at the EU, national, regional and local level

Find out more

2021 Transitions Policy Lab

The European Green Deal is the EU’s strategy to move towards climate neutrality and circular economy by the transformative policy. That transformation requires the alignment of multiple stakeholders and instruments with existing regional innovation plans such as the Cohesion Policy.​ Policy mixes emerge with the purpose of reinforcing 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 consists of a series of five interrelated capacity-building activities implemented through three different formats multi-stakeholders setting, science-based training and executive programmes. 


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

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