19 Sep 2022
JRC publishes handbook of participatory methodologies for policy
The JRC has published a handbook entitled 'Co-creation for policy: Participatory methodologies to structure multi-stakeholder policymaking processes' which aims at helping its users to effectively co-create policies. It presents a practitioner-oriented narrative for the design and implementation of innovative participatory processes and workshops to address societal challenges – coordinated by policy-makers and with the active engagement of key stakeholders. It applies tried and tested self-organisation and design thinking principles for co-creation.
The handbook provides practical steps and recommendations for the identification of synergies among stakeholders across territories, sectors and levels. It shows how to ensure optimal knowledge management and efficient communication to optimise resources use, policy convergence and the achievement of positive results when designing or implementing policy. By combining community engagement and knowledge management services, the handbook highlights how participatory processes can be embedded in the policymaking cycle with a view to improving the societal value of generating collaborative innovation, good-will and co-created evidence for informing policymaking.