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2021

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Opening talk

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24

NOV.

5:00

6:00pm

Think of government as a brain to accelerate public innovation

Sir Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL) believes that seeing ‘the Government as a shared Brain’ is key to developing public authorities’ ability to make smarter decisions. Using this metaphor, Prof. Mulgan will help kick off Brussels' first Public Innovation Week by laying out how the application of collective intelligence methods to the practical work of government can help them to become more open, engaged and hungry for information, insights and ideas.

Format: Keynote speech+ Q&A

Free - 60 minutes - English

Organiser: Dreamocracy

2021

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Webinar

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25

NOV.

5:00

6:00pm

How to design citizen deliberation to channel citizen emotions ethically?

Academics, practitioners and public officials are unanimous in acknowledging the role of emotions in human reasoning. However, organisers of deliberative processes still, for the large part, focus on rationality over the constructive expression of emotions. In this webinar Jeff Van Luijk, member of the secretariat of the European Parliament’s delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe, Jonathan Moskovic, consultant in democratic innovation, Magali Plovie, President of the French-speaking Parliament of Brussels, and Stephen Boucher, Founder of Dreamocracy, will explore how to channel emotions appropriately in deliberative democracy designs.

Format: Webinar + Networking

Free - 60 minutes - English

Organiser: Dreamocracy

2021

Online meetup

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26

NOV.

11:00

12:00pm

(Post) covid lessons for the creative public servants  

Philippe De Backer, former MEP, and Belgian minister has led the Corona task force in the Wilmès government on medical supplies and masks. He has recently published the book "en nu is het Oorlog, lessen voor de volgene crisis", providing a stunning backstage view on the crisis management by the public authorities. It seems that the crisis management has happened thanks to creative and innovative people, that have acted despite outdated organisational habits and structures. We'll have a talk with Philippe De Backer during the meetup, and see what are the message for the innovative public servants.We'll also highlight the different public innovation networks in Belgium.

Format: Online Meetup + Networking

Free - 60 minutes - English, French, Dutch

Organiser: Tokvil.be

2021

Webinar

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30

NOV.

5:00

6:00pm

State as Catalyst: How to reform public institutions to truly foster social innovation?

How can we enhance the state’s capacity to foster collective intelligence and social innovation? This webinar will seek to answer this key question with Aline Muylaert, co-founder of the civic tech company CitizenLab, and with Stephen Boucher, founder of Dreamocracy. Both will build on recent developments to sketch out a manifesto for 21st century public institutions that mobilise collective intelligence throughout the policy process.

Format: Webinar + Networking

Free - 60 minutes - English

Organisers: Dreamocracy - Citizen Lab

Read the 'State as catalyst' policy papers

2021

Inspiration Talk

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01

DEC.

2:00

3:00pm

How Artificial intelligence can serve the Public Sector

Artificial intelligence is a key technology. Although everyone is talking about it, few people really know how it works, what it is capable of, and how it could help people and organizations. After an introduction of what AI really is, leading AI experts of Sagacify will present very hands-on and practical solutions that public authorities can implement, while exploring the ethical and institutional challenges these tools present.

Format: Online Inspiration Session

Free - 60 minutes - English, French, Dutch

Organiser: Sagacify

2021

Workshops + Gala Ceremony

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01

DEC.

2:00

9:00pm

Innovation in Politics Awards 2021

This year the winner for the  Innovation in Politics Award in the category Democracy will be announced here in the capital of Europe. As a part of the Innovation in Politics Institute’s mission, this award promotes democratic innovations and the exchange of best practice to tackle today’s societal challenges across Europe.

This day is structured in two parts: in the afternoon the 10 finalists will present their projects, followed by discussions on the main challenges surrounding public innovations. At last, the winner of the award will be announced during the gala.

Format: Collaborative workshops + Gala evening

Venue: Hotel de Mérode, Brussels

Organiser: Innovation in Politics Institute

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H.E. Dubravka Šuica

 Vice-President for Democracy and Demography of the European Commission

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Aline Muylaert

Co-Founder

CitizenLab

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Magali Plovie

President of the French-speaking Parliament of Brussels

Sir Geoff Mulgan

Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College London (UCL)

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Tanguy De Lestré

 Founder Tokvil.be

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Philippe De Backer

Founder SophArt,  Former MEP, and Belgian minister

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Kevin Françoisse

CEO Sagacify

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Stephen Boucher

Founder Dreamocracy,

Professor Science Po Paris/ULB

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Jonathan Moskovic

Consultant in Democratic Innovation

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Jean de Renesse

Partner Dreamocracy,

Civic Hall Brussels

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Jeff Van Luijk

Member of the Secretariat of the EP's delegation to the Conference on the Future of Europe

Speakers/Guests

Short Report

2021

The first edition of Brussels’ Public Innovation Week, held from November 24 to December 01, 2021 was designed to help address today’s greatest policy challenges through policy innovation.

 

Here is what we learned.

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