The forthcoming symposium is dedicated to showcasing the outcomes of the VITALISE project, which focuses on harmonising Living Lab services and procedures while recognising Living Labs as integral Research Infrastructures.
Over the past three years, a collaborative effort among Living Labs in Health has actively demonstrated the significance of Living Labs as Research Infrastructures, effectively representing the global Living Lab community. The work undertaken in VITALISE aligns with the overarching vision of Living Labs developed over the last 15 years, manifesting in project results that advance the recognition and quality of harmonised Living Labs.
The symposium’s primary objective is to engage in collective reflection with the European Commission and relevant stakeholders and beneficiaries of Research Infrastructures. The aim is to discuss and plan the next steps toward a new era where Research Infrastructures are open and actively involve communities as powerful tools for co-research.
A second objective is to showcase completed or on-going research conducted within one or more Living Labs. This can be done through an oral presentation or a panel discussion/roundtable to the Symposium.