Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
Insights from the Living Labs
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
About this process
This process belongs to RECHARGE Playbook
This process entails the activities and work of nine CH Living Labs, which will serve as the primary collaborators for the creation, testing, and validation of the RECHARGE Models.
The participants in this process aim to establish a network of diverse stakeholders, including CHIs, corporates, citizens, creative industries, policy makers, and communities, to participate in the co-creation, testing, and validation of RECHARGE Models through Living Labs. Living Labs will contribute to research and data collection through their co-creation of the RECHARGE Models, setting up CH Living Labs, running CH Living Labs, and analysis of the prototypes. CH Living Labs will prototype and test selected models and manage the tender process for the creation of six additional Living Labs at the beginning of 2024. Finally, participants in this process will monitor the implementation of the RECHARGE Models and analyze the collected data. In general, this space will facilitate the collaborative development and refinement of the RECHARGE Models with the aim of creating new participatory business models for cultural heritage innovation.