What can MOSAIC offer to cities?

During the course of the next two years, MOSAIC partners will be providing training - particularly tailored to public sector representatives - on topics such as how to best engage citizens in mission-oriented co-creation activities, how to choose the right methodological approach when involving various stakeholders in working together towards a common challenge, or how to make citizens’ ideas emerge through fair and transparent co-creation processes.

To a small number of cities, MOSAIC can provide personalised support in citizen engagement, specifically fit for the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities mission context. Activities that MOSAIC partners can offer include a gap analysis of cities’ plans or specific activities within the context of their Climate City Contract, such as the identification of missing stakeholders and opportunities, tailored suggestions on how to run citizen engagement activities, as well as support in the identification of the added value that citizen engagement would bring to identified challenges.

In the next two years, MOSAIC is able to offer continuous support to two cities in developing and facilitating co-creation activities aimed at the production of new products and services related to the mission.

What is expected from cities collaborating with MOSAIC?

Selected cities will benefit from MOSAIC partners’ expertise in mission-oriented approaches and open innovation. Tailored support, as well as capacity building sessions, will be provided at no cost for cities. In some cases, MOSAIC can also cover costs (i.e. hosting, logistics, subsistence, etc.) generated from the implementation of citizen engagement activities locally.

Cities applying for this call commit to dedicate a reasonable amount of time to meet with MOSAIC experts and provide them with information that allows them to familiarise with the cities’ ongoing activities within the context of the mission, as well as with specificities of their local context. Cities collaborating with MOSAIC are expected to be interested in exploring the potential of citizen engagement in their pathway towards mission objectives, and willing to test the MOSAIC methodological approach to co-design and co-creation in the mission setting.

Timeline & deadline

As a first step, and following the Mission Implementation Plan, MOSAIC will provide support to selected cities in addressing citizen engagement aspects in their Expression of Interest for the Cities Mission . Tailored support to selected cities will be provided during the months of December 2021 and January 2022, until the deadline for submission of the Expression of Interest for the Cities Mission (foreseen for the end of January 2022).

Throughout 2022 and 2023, MOSAIC will provide further support to selected cities to address citizen engagement aspects in the preparation of their Climate City Contracts. Where possible, MOSAIC will select a small number of mission projects, that is concrete, identified challenges which can be addressed through co-creation, and support the process leading to the identification of shared solutions.

Click here to apply for MOSAIC call for interest. The call will close on Wednesday 24 November at 23:59 CET.

Download a PDF copy of the call here

Apply by 24 November