Living Labs are a method to “design, test and learn from social and technical innovation in real-time. They were originally used to trial new technologies in urban neighbourhoods but are now used to bring stakeholders together to develop and test new ways to solve problems in their regions. The underlying idea is that practical solutions must be collaboratively created in real settings.
Living Labs in 14 European Pilot Regions in 10 European countries are central to the project. They are the key elements of an action-oriented multi-actor approach to researching rural diversity and societal transformations. Click on each of the maps to learn more about the RUSTIK Living Labs!