What is Etorkizuna Eraikiz?

Etorkizuna Eraikiz is an initiative led by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa (PCG) aimed at fostering the collective capacity to understand and address the challenges of our time in a collaborative way. Through listening and experimentation, different people and organizations have the possibility of working together to improve the local region and contribute to making sustainable public policy decisions.

How does Etorkizuna Eraikiz work?

Etorkizuna Eraikiz develops listening, deliberation and experimentation in 2 SPHERES, through 3 cross-cutting lines and 3 processes:

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The spheres of Etorkizuna Eraikiz

Specialized Centres

The processes

Etorkizuna Eraikiz incorporates 3 main processes:

  • A management process to ensure success in executing the projects and provide them with the necessary oversight.

  • A socialization process to share the results with Gipuzkoan society (external), PCG staff (internal) and specialized agents (academic), and international public policy and governance networks.

  • A communication process to disseminate the model, activities and results on a large scale using physical and telematic channels of communication (website, blog, social networks, etc).

The cross-cutting lines

Etorkizuna Eraikiz follows three fundamental cross-cutting lines to produce information, knowledge and learning in relation to the specific approaches and solutions to challenges. These cross-cutting lines are:

  • Research. Production of new knowledge.

  • Internationalization. International comparison with other similar experiences.

  • Diffusion. Social dissemination of research and experimentation results with interest groups and the public.

The results

The aim of Etorkizuna Eraikiz is to produce public policies based on shared solutions proposed by different agents in the local region. A de facto transformation of public policies is thus achieved in terms of their inspiration, preparation and development.