I have joined h Prof. Dominique Foray to explore the potential of systemic portfolios of projects for fostering transformative change in southern and central eastern European countries. By doing so, we combine concepts such as smart specialization, system innovation, regional development and mapping techniques to brings some insights on how practitioners can move forward to design and implement transformative territorial policy.
I am starting a collaboration with the JRC Policy Lab to work in the practical application of the JRC Scenario Exploration System (SES). After testing the game and a series of meeting with Laurent Bontoux we have seen the potential of the game for supporting the development of regional strategies while stimulating competences and skills on communication, negotiation and future orientation. We are currently working the combination of this game with tools on visioning and backasting from the Visual Toolbox for System Innovation.
See more here in the EU Policy Lab blog: