How do you find out which fields of research and innovation should be prioritised in Europe? You could of course ask your citizens about their visions for a desirable and sustainable future – that is what we just did, in a national citizen vision workshop in the EU project CIMULACT.
A Sustainable and Desirable Future
On a Saturday in November, 29 citizens participated in the national vision workshop in Copenhagen as part of the CIMULACT project. CIMULACT stands for “Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020” (Horizon 2020 is the EU framework Programme for Research and Innovation).
Throughout the day, ordinary citizens – inspired by the inspirational magazine that can be found here – worked to deliver 6 visions for a desirable and sustainable future.
The titles of the visions the Danish citizens came up with are:
- Physical and mental health
- A democratic society with REAL equal opportunities
- A sustainable Planet
- The nature city of the future
- Holistic management and ethical economy
- A greener world
The 6 Danish visions will together with the visions from each of the 29 other participating countries in the CIMULACT project, form the basis for a number of participatory processes that in the end will result in unique and concrete input to the EU research agenda. If you want to know a little more about how this is going to happen – please visit the webpage www.cimulact.eu