Empowering citizens into co-creators of demand-driven public services


Open Government aims to enhance the transparency, participation and collaboration of city stakeholders in order to give place to Smarter Cities. This paper describes the WeLive co-creation fostering methodology together with its associated co-creation tools and a wide range of resulting co-created artefacts. This combination of co-creation methodology, platform and assets have been used to foster higher and better public-private partnerships for addressing citizen needs through new user demand-driven public services in four pilots across Europe. The lessons learned from this piloting on the value of co-creation to enhance participation and collaboration among distinct Smart Cities stakeholders are described.