5th CCIC Newsletter: Focus on ‘Civil society inclusion in public innovation’

NL5_news_1This fifth edition of the CCIC newsletter is focused on the fourth Thematic Group (TG) on Civil Society Inclusion in public innovation. In this newsletter we will explain what CCIC means when talking about ‘civil society inclusion in public innovation’, which questions of interest have been discussed among the CCIC partners concerning this theme.
CCIC focuses on improving regional policies by enhancing innovation in the public sector and increasing collaboration between local and regional authorities, public entities and other stakeholders. CCIC considers four thematic areas with respect to identifying and surveying public sector innovations, and also a fifth, which is horizontal in nature. These thematic areas will be translated into policy recommendations at the end of the project:
1.    Innovative financial instruments
2.    Public procurement and innovation
3.    Publicly owned enterprises and innovation
4.    Civil society inclusion in public innovation
5.    Local/regional blind-spots (horizontal topic).

This fifth edition of the CCIC newsletter is focused on the fourth Thematic Group (TG) on Civil Society Inclusion in public innovation. In this newsletter we will explain what CCIC means when talking about ‘civil society inclusion in public innovation’, which questions of interest have been discussed among the CCIC partners concerning this theme, and in order to give you some practical examples of how civil society inclusion is implemented in the CCIC cities and regions, a showcase of some good practices will be presented.