The case study “Bridging the gap towards Innovation - The Water JPI Activities on Stakeholder Involvement” provides information on the Water JPI approach to addresses the complex challenge of stakeholder involvement (SHI) throughout the policy cycle of a JPI with different activities and instruments. Specific attention is given to means to involve innovation-driven end-users (i.e. economic sector respective water suppliers and utilities)
Example Urban Europe
The case study “Co-creation of a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in a Joint Programming Initiative - A New Stakeholder Involvement Approach of JPI Urban Europe” demonstrates how a co-creational process design can be used to integrate the perspectives of heterogeneous stakeholders across different countries when setting up a strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA). The case study shows that a co-creational process design bears potential to establish sustainable stakeholder commitment and provide a nucleus for (in-)formal stakeholder networks. Co-creation approaches can therefore be regarded as a stakeholder involvement (SHI) modality to which other JPIs may refer to in general.
The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is designed to help research project teams to better plan and engage with non-academic stakeholders, including policy makers. The objective of the Handbook is to provide a framework and selection of tools so that each research consortium can determine which types of stakeholder engagement are the most profitable for their research project. More information is available here.