From 16th to 18th of November took place the European Policy Forum, a face-to-face event celebrated in Brussels in which we were sharing thoughts on how Europe could provide alternatives for profit-driven big tech companies and media reporting through national lenses.
The European Policy Forum gathered different activities to discuss pathways to a more open, inclusive, and democratic European public sphere. One of these was the Co-creation Labs, a serie of sessions in which journalists, researchers, policymakers, citizens, and media makers were exploring challenges, needs, and opportunities for an inclusive and sustainable European public space.
The Co-creation Labs aimed to strengthen the European movement for media and digital space based on public values; improving storytelling and identifying shared advocacy goals; developing collaboration models and identifying technical building blocks for their infrastructure. The Co-Creation Labs was a space for participants to freely meet, collaborate, and exchange ideas, learnings, and ways of doing based on openness, trust, and peer-to-peer values.
During three sessions, the participants had the opportunity to join and contribute to conversations and to the production of tangible outputs related to media collaboration tools, digital infrastructures, inclusive storytelling, media policymaking, and advocacy, among others. All these outputs are gathered in a document that we want to share and you could find it at the end of this post. In it, you will spot loads of digital resources that were shared by the different participants within their workgroups, but also methodologies, prototypes, ideas, and tools that you can use and improve.
We hope you find all of these materials inspiring! And if you use some of these, let us know through social networks. You can download the document where all the outputs are collected here.