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Co-creation for policymakers: an introductory course - SISCODE MOOC

  • July 2021
  • Education & learning
  • Practical guide or toolkit
  • Video
Discover how citizen engagement can help you create meaningful solutions to societal problems

Co-creation for policymakers: an introductory course - Trailer

Within the SISCODE project, Ecsite developed an online training course on co-creation. Targeted to policymakers, the MOOC can be useful for anyone interested in design-thinking processes.

The MOOC has been launched in March 2021 and is now available on two platforms:

In the document attached, you will be able to find the direct links to the different elements.

“Co-creation” and “co-design” are buzzwords that you might have encountered before. But, what do they mean exactly? And most importantly, what do they entail, in the context of policymaking? You will discover that establishing a true and relevant citizen engagement might not be as difficult as you think! You can easily get the basic knowledge you need to explore new ways of collaborating directly with citizens to bridge the gap between society, science and innovation.
By joining the course “Co-creation for policymakers: an introductory course”, you will step into the world of innovation for policymaking. Hear about success stories where involving citizens from the very beginning of the process has made possible the development of effective and meaningful solutions to relevant societal problems. Within five weeks, our experts will guide you through the different steps of co-creation methodologies, and share with you their perspective on the future of public administrations.

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  • co-creation
  • policymaking
  • co-design
  • design thinking
  • public engagement
  • Citizen Engagement



SISCODE is a three-year project aiming to understand the co-creation phenomenon that is flourishing in Europe (in fab labs, living labs, social innovations, smart cities, communities and regions) and to analyse the context and conditions that support its effective introduction, scalability and replication. Eventually this will help bridge the gap between the process of co-constructing policies and their implementation. Co-creation will be analysed in particular in the light of Responsible Research and Innovation and Science, technology and innovation policies.