Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Ottla Arrigoni

EU Policy Lab, European Commission

Session time:

19 Sep 14:00 15:00

Session duration:

60 minutes

About the session

60% of the global population could face water issues by 2050.

There are a number of European legislations currently addressing many of the issues related to water, but these policy tools face various implementation challenges across Member States. To diminish this gap and the feedback loop, we wanted to include European citizens’ and Member States’ perspectives in the policy process.

But how do you research the issues on such a wide topic and such a large scale? How do you collect meaningful insights from 27 states and 448 million citizens?

We run a design for a policy project, starting from those initial scope and scale questions, and we share some of the key learnings we have generated from addressing (some of) them.

Participant takeaways:

  • Overview of Design for Policy at the European level and scale through a concrete example
  • Insights on challenges and potential solutions on working with qualitative and quantitative design and behavioural methods at a large scale
  • Reflections on working on/with Environmental policies on a large scope for humans and more than humans


Design for policy, Processes, Discovery, Change, International, Multinational, Quantitative and qualitative research, System thinking, Workshops, Behavioural analysis, Change, Text mining

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