General Assembly summary Thessaloniki 2019
The 3rd September the ENoLL General Assembly gathered together to announce the renewed ENoLL Executive Board Leadership, the newcomer ENoLL Living Labs in the network and to share some exciting news on strategic steps and actions to come.
Please read our brief report below.
Announcements on the leadership of the ENoLL Executive Board:
ENoLL Chair Fernando Vilariño, (Library Living Lab) has been re-elected for the upcoming ENoLL executive year 2019-2020.
Following the esteemed contribution of Adam Olszewski (Poznan Living Lab) Omer Onur, Basaksehir Living Lab took the role of ENoLL Treasurer for the upcoming period.
Pieter Ballon, (imec.livinglabs) has been re-elected as ENoLL Secretary.
ENoLL Chair invited Wim De Kinderen, (Brainport Eindhoven Living Lab) to continue in the function of ENoLL Vice President.
Renewals and changes in the ENoLL Executive Board:
Renewal of Council membership:
Pieter Ballon – imec Living Lab
Adam Olszewski – Poznan Living Lab
Artur Serra – i2cat Living Lab
Tuija Hirvikoski – Laurea Living Lab
Luis Navarro – Guadalinfo Living Lab
Omer Onur – Basaksehir Living Lab
New Council application: Carolyn Hassan – KWMC Bristol Living Lab
Changes of Council Members:
Leena Makela – replaced by Hanna -Greeta Puurtinen TAMK Living Lab
TBC: Coventry University Living Lab
Please consult the profiles of the ENoLL Executive Board over the ENoLL webpage
Strategic thematic domain orientation:
As a main highlight of actions taken in year 2019, five core areas – Action Oriented Task Forces (AOTF) – have been identified and announced where strategic actions are taken with the leadership of ENoLL core members and with the support of ENoLL Office.
- ENoLL AOTF in Social Innovation and Digital Rights: Carolyn Hassan, Penny Evans and Artur Serra.
- ENoLL AOTF in Social Impact of AI: Pieter Ballon and Fernando Vilariño
- ENoLL AOTF in Rural Living Labs: Luis Navarro and Grigoris Chatzikostas
- ENoLL AOTF in Health and Well-being: Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Idioa Muñoz, Tuija Hirvikoski
- ENoLL AOTF in Energy and Environment: Joëlle Mastelic
The Action oriented task forces are going to be open soon for subscription through the ENoLL website and will be accessible for all interested parties. The implementation plans are going to be approved during the Barcelona Smart City Expo where ENoLL core stakeholders will gather together.
New members welcomed at ENoLL
In 2019 the network welcomed new strategic (Effective and Innovation) partners and labelled Living Labs
- New innovation partner from Korea – the Hope Institute
- New effective member – Global Centre for Modern Ageing
Labelled Living Labs:
Close to 40 applications received for the 13th wave. 19 new members were approved during the July General Assembly meeting. Formally, the members were welcomed during the Social Dinner on 3rd September. On 5th September, the new members presented themselves during a pitching session.
Consult the profiles of the 13th wave members here.
The ENoLL certification updates
In 2019 great progress has been made on the ENoLL accreditation process as a result of a joint effort coordinated by Koen Vervoort (imec Living Labs) Juan Bertolin (espaitec Living Lab) and Miguel Galdiz (ENoLL Network Manager). They have experimented with a pool of expert evaluators, enabling a rotated delivery and an extended evaluation report format
From 2020 we aim to make the labelling system more flexible, keeping the application process open throughout the year, served by an online application form.
In addition, a consent statement will be suggested for new Living Lab and Learning Lab Members and the Living Lab certification will have an expiration date.
Stay tuned for further updates!
(Mockup plans of the online application form)