Danish Contribution to the European Research Agenda

December 14, 2015

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