English version Regional experimentation To unlock local public action from top-down, hierarchical siloed management, a number of European regions proclaim themselves in a “state of experimentation”. They explore new forms of governance: light and temporary administrative structures oriented towards innovation and transformation, sustainable management, agile territories open to adaptation, resilience and long term interactions. Democity […]


English version Multi-level governance As an evolution of Agendas 21, the new Engagement 21 emerges as key-tools of governance between territories and between actors. Engagements 21 articulates and synergizes participation from citizen action, collaboration of local socio-economical players to be in cohesion with regional, national and European levels.  Societal Activity The notion of co-responsibility galvanizes […]


English version Limit of the consumption model The economic development model based on “extract-consume-throw away” appears to be more detached from the players at a local scale. The shortage in public funding, the increase of the price of raw materials and the decline of the quality of life has induced a push to rethink the […]


English version DISCLAIMER This scenario has been elaborated starting form the conclusions of the Assessment report of the call for projects ‘Agenda Iris 21’ in February 2012. It pictures a set of suggestions co-produced by the participants to the assessment study and does not engage nor reflect the Brussels-Capital Region views and opinions.   Participative […]


Version française Gouvernance Multi-niveaux Evolution des Agendas 21, les nouveaux Engagements 21 sont les outils de prédilection de la Gouvernance inter territoriale et inter acteurs. Ils articulent et mettent en synergie la participation depuis l’action citoyenne, la collaboration des acteurs socio-économiques locaux jusqu’à la mise en cohérence des échelles régionale, nationale et européenne. La décision, […]


Version française Territoires en expérimentation Pour sortir l’action publique locale des impasses d’une gestion descendante, hiérarchique et sectorisée, certains territoires à travers l’Europe se proclament ‘en expérimentation’. Ces territoires essayent de nouvelles formes de gouvernance : structures administratives légères et temporaires orientées vers l’innovation et la transformation, management « durable », souplesse des territoires pour s’adapter, se […]


Version française Limites du modèle de consommation Le modèle de développement économique “prélever-consommer-jeter” apparaît de plus en plus déconnecté des acteurs du territoire et de ses habitants. Les tensions budgétaires des pouvoirs publics, le renchérissement des coûts des matières premières et la dégradation de la qualité de vie qui en découlent invitent à repenser le […]


Both scenarios building processes took place over at the same period between Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012. Beyond the similarities in goals leveraging on Rio+20 event to question achievements of Agenda 21 local processes and involve stakeholders to co-develop scenarios exploring their possible futures, the respective national context in France covering between 700 and 800 […]