Transformative outlooks

The transformative outlooks are the ultimate outcome of RRI-LEADERS’s co-creation process for Sofia (Bulgaria), Western Macedonia (Greece), Thalwil (Switzerland), and Sabadell (Catalonia, Spain). They will represent a future-oriented strategy and action plan centred on the specific policy areas, chosen by each territory, and will specifically outline the strategies and measures that will define the intended transformation in the territory’s policy agenda in terms of both processes and outcomes.

In a first stage, the transformative outlooks will build upon the results obtained from the RRI audits in the four territories and the Delphi consultations. In a second stage, they will be enriched with the contributions from 80 citizens and community groups without an institutionalised representation, such as youth, elderly, consumer groups, interest groups and other community groups, who will be invited to participate in four citizen review panels.

Finally, the transformative outlooks will be introduced to the decision-makers of each territory at the end of the project to obtain their endorsement, that is, a form of recognition for their integration through policy on the territorial level or by individual stakeholders.

The transformative outlooks will have the following distinctive characteristics:

Territorial scope

The participating territories have their own transformative outlooks.

Policy focus

The participating territories have pre-selected specific policy areas.

Inclusiveness and diversity

The transformative outlooks are formed by a continuous and iterative process that promotes interaction between stakeholders and citizens.

Reflection and integration

The integration of the transformative outlook comes after an exhaustive reflection process.

Policy learning and self-reflection

The participating territories support and steer the emerging policy and the stakeholders to fulfil the RRI principles.

Anticipation, responsiveness and transformation

The outlooks for the transformation are designed in an anticipatory and reflexive way.