On Monday 21 March, MOSAIC was invited to present during the French Presidency of the Council of the EU's workshop on civic engagement in Mission cities, part of a broader conference on civic engagement in the Missions.
MOSAIC's partners Stickydot, Université Gustave Eiffel and ERRIN were present, with Marzia Mazzonetto (Stickydot) and Douglas Robinson (UGE) presenting the project and its ongoing efforts to foster co-creation pathways for quadruple helix stakeholder engagement in the EU's Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities.
It was an excellent opportunity to come together with other actors in citizen engagement and the Mission context, including Mission Manager Matthew Baldwin and city representatives including Turku, Eindhoven, Rouen and Budapest. Marzia Mazzonetto emphasised some key takeaways from the workshop:
- Transparency throughout the process is key for citizen engagement
- Private sector involvement should be increased
- Engagement should go beyond consultations.
MOSAIC looks forward to the coming announcement of the first cities selected under the Mission.