On Wednesday 6 December, around 200 participants from research, business, civil society and public administration met to attend the 2017 CIENS conference at the University of Oslo and the Oslo Science Park at Blindern.
The day was devoted to “co-creation”, which revolves around the future shaping of the public sector and of public services. The conference had a goal of gathering participants from different sectors to discuss this new trend in government.
Co-creation goes beyond traditional cooperation with the public sector. It requires that other actors participate in the design of public policy and public solutions and services throughout the process – from the idea stage all the way to implementation.
Keynote speakers this year were Professor Jacob Torfing and Eva Sørensen, both from the University of Roskilde. They illuminated the theme through lectures on co-creation and the green shift and with a critical view of public leadership through co-creation.