Public Civil Cooperation

Scientific research on social transitions shows the need for new models for changing roles and responsibilities for the parties involved. However, these studies lack applying the knowledge and insights for changing governance within social transitions.

This is where the creative industry has an important role to play. With its knowledge and deployment of design methods, the creative industry acts as a booster and link to connect the various interests and allow involved parties to participate as equal partners in this transition. In this context, Waag initiated the Sustainable Participation Networks research project.

This project aims to investigate new knowledge and process models that support sustainable cooperation between citizens and governments to realise successful participation. With the premise that this knowledge is applicable in a wide range of domains, where citizens and governments work together.

Research question
How do we support the process of collaboration between citizens and public
organisations to achieve sustainable participation networks?

€254,793 will be used as PPP program allowance.