Living Labs Webinars

"Living Labs Webinars"In the framework of Horizon Europe, the European Union Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027), the European Commission launched the Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’, aiming to establish 100 Living Labs and Lighthouses to drive the transition to healthy soils by 2030. 

To achieve this aim, the NATI00NS partners are organising a series of activities to provide access to materials and information as well as stimulating discussions on the set-up of Living Labs (LLs) to address specific soil needs in different local and regional contexts. This includes the delivery of webinars to further promote the Horizon Europe topics, by contributing to raising the awareness of stakeholders on the specific concept of regional soil health Living Labs, the funding available under the Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ Living Lab topics as well as the application process.

Watch the webinars

  1. The Living Lab essentials – how to set up a Living Lab 
    22 June 2023 10:00 – 11:30 CEST

    Organisers: European Network of Living Labs and BioSense Institute 
    The first webinar covered all the basic aspects of Living Labs, taking into consideration all land use types and Mission Specific objectives. In particular, speakers explained in detail how to set up a Living Lab, their criteria and essential characteristics as well as how to implement efficient and effective stakeholders’ engagement methodologies and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  2. Governance and Business Models for setting up a Living Lab  
    29 June 2023 10:00 – 11:30 CEST
    Organisers: European Network of Living Labs and BioSense Institute 

    The second webinar focused on two main topics: Governance and Business Models. Presenters helped participants better understand what governance and business models are and why such models are important for the success of a Living Lab. In this webinar, participants learned about the different types of governance models and how to build a governance model that incorporates a variety of actors. Speakers also presented some of the most effective strategies to build a self-sustained LL, providing examples of best practices.
  3. Core Elements and Specificities of the Living Lab topics 
    6 July 2023 10:00 – 11:30 CEST
    Organiser: European Network of Living Labs 

    The last webinar provided participants with key information on the process to apply for the Living Labs topics part of the Horizon Europe Mission ‘A Soil Deal for Europe’ call. Representatives of the European Commission provided an overview of the objectives of the EU Soil Mission, its core elements, and the specificities of the Living Labs topics. This webinar included a Q&A session. *Please note that questions related to specific project applications were not covered. If you need coaching services on your Living Lab or application ideas, we invite you to reach out to your national mentor.

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