All existing or planned education programmes and courses only involve citizens to a quite limited extent. This is a clear weakness, but probably a result of lacking experience and that this is seen as a quite complex task. With increased citizen engagement we should be able to increase the quality of many implementation plan, be able to test ideas at earlier stages etc. This could lead to meeting needs in a better way and a more efficient innovation process.
Do you agree with the statements above? How significant is this need? Why are not citizens an integrated element in more programmes and courses?
We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the problem, so please try to avoid to discussion concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.