who are we?
Missions Publiques is a high-impact social entrepreneur whose mission is to bring the voice of ordinary citizens into international and global discussions and negotiations on societal challenges through the organization of citizens’ debates. We are set in Paris, France.
We get citizens and stakeholders involved to improve governance and decision-making. We work at local, national and international levels, drawing on the expertise of non-experts to enhance the development of public policies and corporate strategies.
EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 by the mayors of six large cities: Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Lyon, Milan and Rotterdam. Today, we bring together the local governments of over 140 of Europe’s largest cities and over 45 partner cities, that between them govern 130 million citizens across 39 countries.
We influence and work with the EU institutions to respond to common issues that affect the day-to-day lives of Europeans.
Our objective is to reinforce the important role that local governments should play in a multilevel governance structure. We aim to shape the opinions of Brussels stakeholders and ultimately shift the focus of EU legislation in a way which allows city governments to tackle strategic challenges at local level.
Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.
Our aim is to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. To this end, Polis supports the exchange of experiences and the transfer of knowledge between European local and regional authorities. It also facilitates the dialogue between local and regional authorities and other actors of the sector such as industry, research centres and universities, and NGOs.
The Center for Smart Cities and Regions’ (CSCR) mission is to advance urban and regional innovation to make more inclusive, vibrant, resilient and sustainable communities. Based at Arizona State University, we collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers, policy-makers, planners, entrepreneurs, industry and the public to enhance the ability of cities and regions to responsibly use emerging technological infrastructures and improve quality of life.
Science, Technology and Society Program at the University of Maryland College Park explores the powerful social, ethical, cultural, and political relationships that drive research and innovation. The program delves into the challenges of living and innovating in a world where emerging science and technologies are becoming increasingly interconnected, pervasive, and powerful. The program’s primary goal is to give students analytical skills that help connect science and technology to broader social needs.
The Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC) is a research institute in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The Centre seeks to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation and explore the integrated use of technology, design and policy to provide urban solutions.
APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation. APTA’s mission is to strengthen and improve public transportation. APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities. The mission of DREDF is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development. DREDF designs and carries out strategies that strengthen public policy and that lead to the enactment of federal and state laws protecting and advancing civil rights for people with disabilities such as the Handicapped Children’s Protection Act, the Civil Rights Restoration Act, the landmark 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, and the IDEA Amendments Act.