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Engaging multi-stakeholders in the co-creation and co-design of disaster management solutions: the Public-Private-Civil Partnership (PPCP) approach in C2IMPRESS

Nowadays, local authorities are faced with significant challenges as economic, social and environmental issues abound. The latter have taken an increasingly prominent place in recent years, as climate experts warn about the urgency of climate change, particularly in areas such as the Mediterranean basin. 

These environmental challenges are accompanied by changes in territorial governance, particularly through the development of citizen participation which leads local authorities to rethink their approach to governance. Since the 1990’s in Europe, new modes of governance have been developed, based on the network theory and involvement of citizens and stakeholders as co-creators and co-producers of public policies.

It is in this context that public-private-civic partnerships are being developed. They consist of collaborative approaches between public (local authority, university, etc.), private (SMEs and others) and civil society actors, and use new collaboration methodologies based on the notion of collective intelligence, such as Design Thinking and Living Labs. These collaborative approaches can support citizen participation in the definition of territorial policies.

However, these multi-party collaborative approaches are sometimes difficult to implement, particularly due to the heterogeneity of the actors and their modes of operation, as well as the difficulty for public authorities to experiment with innovative processes or working methods in the within their ecosystem.

The objective of this webinar is to present the Public-Private-Civil Partnership developed by Artelia in the context of the C2IMPRESS project, as well as its conditions of implementation in the different CSAs of the project (Greece, Spain, Portugal and Turkey).

The webinar, which will last approximately 50 minutes, will be organized as follows:

  • - After a short presentation of the C2IMPRESS project and the speakers by Cenk Gureken (C2IMPRESS project coordinator), the floor will be given to Artelia, the partner in charge of developing the PPCP approach. They will present the PPCP approach and how it is relevant to the topic of natural disaster management. Artelia will then discuss on how this PPCP approach can be applied to the co-creation and co-design of a new polycentric governance framework for disaster management. 
  • - The floor will then be given to the Case Study Area (CSA) of Portugal, which will present how they set up their first two PPCP-Living Labs workshops. This case study will provide an opportunity to discuss the difficulties that CSAs may encounter in implementing this approach. 
  • - The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session moderated by Catherine Freissinet, C2IMPRESS project manager at Artelia

This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No 101074004.

Speakers Details:

Cenk Gureken (Moderator)
EU Projects Team Leader, SAMPAS
Juliette Rimlinger
International Social Studies Specialist, Artelia
Ana Catarina Zozimo
Postdoctoral Researcher, LNEC