Results coming from previous experiences demonstrate that approaches where the community is a key participant, are a very effective way of delivering more effective public services that respond to real demands. Nevertheless, additional factors should be considered to address the challenges faced by the NPA regions. Among them we identify:
- Need of establishing a wider range of user-friendly channels for the community to access and participate in the co-production process. There’s not one solution that fits everybody.
- Exploration of new models based on cooperation and open shared solutions to ensure quality and sustainable services.
- Opportunity to introduce new emerging technologies assisting the public services provision and test their impact and viability within this changing landscape.
EMERGREEN addresses these challenges by bringing new innovative models for participative, user-centred, quality and sustainable public services aiming greener communities in remote areas.
A common approach involving the relevant stakeholders will be followed by the partnership to test different emerging technologies in the provision of green growth type of public services in the five participating regions including marine litter and zero waste circular management, green growth advisory services, intelligent green participation and real time visualization of climate data.
In doing so, a transnational platform making the services accessible on a transboundary basis will be set up with the vision to be expanded and host other technology-led public services from other NPA regions and service areas.