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12 June 2020

Crossed interview: looking back on Global Stakeholders' Dialogue

The first phase of the global dialogue on the future of the Internet, which brought together stakeholders from around the world, ended on Saturday 6 June online. We interviewed two of the participants so they could share with us their insights. •••

Grand Débat National 2019: a word from Judith Ferrando

18 February 2020

Grand Débat National 2019: a word from Judith Ferrando

On the initiative of the President of the Republic, the Government ran the Grand Débat National from January to March 2019. The debate covered four themes reflecting the major national issues: taxation and public spending, the organization of public services, ecological transition, and democracy and citizenship. The aim was to give everyone the chance to debate issues that are crucial to French people, in a number of different ways. •••

Missions Publiques supporting the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate

31 January 2020

Missions Publiques supporting the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate

The Citizens’ Assembly on Climate brings together a group of 150 randomly selected citizens who represent the diversity of French society and whose task is to put forward a series of measures “to achieve a minimum reduction of 40% in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in a spirit of social justice.” •••

Saint-Nazaire, maritime and coastal ambition

17 October 2019

Saint-Nazaire, maritime and coastal ambition

“Ambition Maritime Saint-Nazaire Pornichet” is a project backed jointly by the area’s public stakeholders and by elected representatives for the municipalities of Saint-Nazaire and Pornichet, the Communauté d’agglomération de la Région Nazairienne et de l’Estuaire (or CARENE, the urban community) and the Nantes Saint-Nazaire urban area. •••

A partnership charter and action plan for Sensitive Natural Areas in Val-de-Marne

15 October 2019

A partnership charter and action plan for Sensitive Natural Areas in Val-de-Marne

The Val-de-Marne départment is a long-standing partner of Missions Publiques, aiming to open dialogue on its projects. It has a proactive environmental policy and, in 2018, it set up a departmental plan for its Sensitive Natural Areas (ENS). •••

Haute-Garonne tomorrow: citizens’ aspirations guiding public action

11 October 2019

Haute-Garonne tomorrow: citizens’ aspirations guiding public action

Missions Publiques, Eclectic Experience, and the Institute for Desirable Futures have supported Haute-Garonne Council through an exciting process: envisioning life and Haute-Garonne in 2050. •••

Citizens’ debate on driverless vehicles: what future for our mobility?

26 June 2019

Citizens’ debate on driverless vehicles: what future for our mobility?

From June 6–1, 2019, Missions Publiques and its partners brought together nearly 700 people in several countries around the world (Singapore, Europe and North America) to air their views on the future of driverless mobility. The aim was to think about how the emergence of driverless transport could affect our lives, and to work together on some likely or desirable scenarios. •••

Antoine Vergne’s interview on Civicus

19 June 2019

Antoine Vergne’s interview on Civicus

CIVICUS speaks to Antoine Vergne, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Missions Publiques. •••

Autonomous mobility and vehicles: what are citizens’ expectations for tomorrow?

29 May 2019

Autonomous mobility and vehicles: what are citizens’ expectations for tomorrow?

This Cerema publication builds on the lessons learned from a citizens’ debate on the questions of driverless vehicles and the future of day-to-day mobility. It presents them in the light of current and future sustainable mobility issues. It also examines the role of public entities and civil society when developing public mobility policies around the deployment of driverless vehicles. •••

Grand Débat National: regional citizens’ conferences to reconnect people and politics

9 May 2019

Grand Débat National: regional citizens’ conferences to reconnect people and politics

Teams from Missions Publiques and Res publica worked with the Grand Débat mission to run a series of regional citizens’ conferences over several weeks in various cities in mainland France and the French overseas territories. •••

Grand Débat National: the ecological transition can no longer wait

26 April 2019

Grand Débat National: the ecological transition can no longer wait

On March 16, almost 350,000 citizens marched in 220 towns and cities in France to highlight the urgent need to tackle the climate crisis. At what was called the March of the Century, the shared feeling was that it is no longer time for debate, but time for action. And now! •••

CSP&O and its partners design the US Driverless vehicles debates

23 April 2019

CSP&O and its partners design the US Driverless vehicles debates

In mid-April, the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes and its local partners, the Museum of Science in Boston, the Center for Smart Cities and Regions at Arizona State University, and the University of Maryland, convened meetings to design the local sessions for the US debates. •••

Citizen’s debate on driverless vehicles in Aachen

23 April 2019

Citizen’s debate on driverless vehicles in Aachen

As part of the international consortium of the citizen’s debate on driverless mobility, the City of Aachen joined up with RWTH Aachen University to invite 2000 people to the register for the debate on April 6th, 2019. •••

Background: The transition towards automated and connected driving in Germany

15 February 2019

Background: The transition towards automated and connected driving in Germany

Automated and connected driving is an area of technology of paramount importance for Germany, as it is fundamental for the future of the domestic automotive industry. •••

Every opinion counts – The Austrian approach to automated mobility

15 February 2019

Every opinion counts – The Austrian approach to automated mobility

With Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg, five Austrian cities have signed up for the discussion on April 6, 2019, and will each host a debate of 100 people. •••

Why Keolis is supporting the citizens debate on driverless mobility

14 February 2019

Why Keolis is supporting the citizens debate on driverless mobility

As urban growth accelerates and mobility needs increase, the challenge in the coming years will be to develop new mobility solutions that are shared, sustainable, driverless and adapted to passenger expectations (in terms of services). •••

Citizens’ panel on the future of Europe

29 January 2019

Citizens’ panel on the future of Europe

Three citizens’ debates on the future of Europe were held in 2018. •••

A citizens’ jury to discuss the future of our pension system

29 January 2019

A citizens’ jury to discuss the future of our pension system

In France, the overhaul of the pension system is being steered by the High Commissioner for Pension Reform, Jean-Paul Delevoye. The entire population will be affected so eight debates were held in various regions across the country giving people the chance to set out their questions, wishes and red lines and thus contribute to the reform. •••

Missions Publiques receives a 2019 NGI Award

6 December 2018

Missions Publiques receives a 2019 NGI Award

The NGI Awards, a European Commission initiative, seek to reward individuals and organizations that help shape Digital Europe. Each year, nine winners are selected by a jury of European experts in three categories: Research, Culture and Start-ups. •••

Europe has found its place among the stars

18 July 2017

Europe has found its place among the stars

Has the idea of space, and the opportunities it opens up, become obvious to the general public? The response is positive but not completely clear-cut. •••