A new governance and policies project called "INNlocal" launched

  • Veronika Novotná
  • 25.01.2024
The Silesian University in Opava, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, and the Bremen University of Applied Sciences are partners, together with the National Institute of Administration and the FEFAL Foundation, of the INNlocal project, whose kick-off event took place last December 2023 at the Communication, Administration and Tourism School in Mirandela of the Portuguese institution.

The INNlocal project operates as part of the STARS EU alliance. The project's primary goal is to promote multidisciplinary cooperation among various stakeholders, including academia, researchers, local public administration, private organizations, non-profits, and civil society. Their collective focus is to address societal challenges such as environmental sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and citizenship through innovative solutions. This collaboration aims to impact local, regional, national, and global levels by enhancing the delivery of local public services and advancing education and research.

Specific goals include identifying innovation skills needs, co-designing training programs, conducting pilot implementations, and sharing results with stakeholders. The project will provide benchmarks, profiles, databases, roadmaps, and guidelines for fostering innovation in local public administration, focusing on sustainability, diversity, inclusion, and citizenship. It will also offer learning opportunities, microcredentials, and interactive tools to promote innovative local public services.