The Future of Government 2030+ – A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models
The Future of Government 2030+ A Citizen Centric Perspective on New Government Models project brings citizens to the centre of the scene. The objective is to explore the emerging societal challenges, analyse trends in a rapidly changing digital world and launch an EU-wide debate on the possible future government models. To address this, the project adopts a novel approach that combines citizen engagement, foresight and design while being rooted in recent literature from the field of digital politics and media. The evidence from this project suggests that the dialogue between citizens and institutions is a priority that should be cultivated further, in order to understand better citizens’ concerns and offer solutions that respond to people’s actual needs. There is a general feeling among citizens with whom we talked that their voice is not heard by policy makers and that their opinion does not count, despite the fact that citizens are those electing policymakers. The evidence has also showed that the increased responsibility, solidarity and social capital could act as a powerful force in a society.