At a time when citizen participation is drawing considerable attention, it seemed appropriate to take a closer look at the day-to-day activities of an elected official. Three elected officials of the Regional Council of Nord-Pas de Calais, all members of the regional executive branch, in addition to assuming other mandates at the local level, agreed to lend a hand.
During one week per month from mid-October to mid-December 2009, a residency team became immersed in the lives of these officials and their staff to observe, understand, question, co-design and test new methods and work tools.
Four concepts were explored: creating a format for staff meetings, preparing a regional mandate “kit” to accompany the newly elected official when he/she takes office, organizing a “project follow-up technique” to improve interchanges on projects between elected officials and their collaborators, and setting up “La Transfo”, an innovation lab, in the Regional authority itself.
Learn more about the project: download the French deliverable
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