INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT

IO1 Online Platform

Aims and objectives

Function:

The online platform will be linked to from the website. It will function as a main access point for the participants in the project activities across the living labs. It will support the cross-sector co-creation between the partners and living lab participants, throughout the project and the output formulation.

The platform should be closed from the public during the project and then in the end it will be opened up. This will perhaps mean transferring the content to the website.

The platform will have two main functions: It will host the toolkit and act as a communication forum. We will probably develop a shared platform as an international toolkit for all participants, and then local communication forums for each living lab.

It is specified in the application that the platform should be dynamic and interactive to support cooperation and exchange between the project participants.

It will be possible to link to the platform from the website, social media etc.

 

Content:

The content will be based on the suggested structure and content of the toolkit from the kick-off meeting.

The content will be:

  • Methods

  • Best practice examples

  • Small online courses and training curriculum

  • Training materials for self-study or workshops, including a facilitation guide for living lab activities

  • Guidelines for i) public authorities/employees and ii) civil society actors

IO2 Toolbox

Aims and objectives

Function:

The toolbox is aimed at both public employees, private actors and civil society, and will serve as information, inspiration and a practical toolkit to initiate democratic co-creation processes and sustainability development. It will be available on the online platform (IO1), where it will be uploaded continuously along the development in the Living Labs and finalized at the end of the project period.

The toolbox is an essential part of the project with its praxis-oriented approach, which will ensure that participants and a wider target group have access to the results of the project. A large challenge in co-creation is how to motivate both authorities and civil society to participate and how to facilitate cooperation. At this respect, the Toolkit will have methods and examples of how to motivate and do advocacy work to begin co-creation and involve the different participants, including citizens, and methods on how to facilitate the cooperation and co-creation processes between different groups, and how methods can be adapted to different contexts and target groups. Guidelines will be also provided for both public and private target groups, ensuring that all participating parties in co-creation are educated to be part in a constructive and democratic way.

The Toolbox will be an open resource since the very beginning, useful for a wider target group in and beyond the partner countries.

 

Content:

Based on partners’ comments and feedback at the kick-off meeting, the content will include:

  • Methods

  • Best practice examples

  • Small online courses and training curriculum

  • Training materials for self-study or workshops, including a facilitation guide for living lab activities

  • Guidelines for i) public authorities/employees and ii) civil society actors

  • Relevant documents on the concept of sustainability and the SDGs

IO3 Report and recommendation

Aims and objectives

The project will produce recommendations for how the concepts, methods and tools of the project (O2) can support sustainable and inclusive community development and shared solutions to the so-called wicked problems.

The recommendations will function both as a promotion of the importance of society wide cross-sector cooperation and co-creation of solutions to build societal sustainability, as well as give an analysis and evaluation of the project findings, to support the implementation and usability of the toolbox (output 1-2).

The recommendations will be developed, based on analysis of state of the art in the field, evaluation of the project results and input from the participants in the living labs.

The local participants in the living labs represent important stakeholders and target groups for the developed outputs, and they can directly address the strategic and political context and needs that the recommendations can be integrated and used in.