These are exciting times in Living Lab and end-user engagement field, driven by continuous development of new Living Labs, new methodologies and new research concepts. Living Labs can be applied to many different fields and therefore the scope of the conference is wide and the program is jam packed.

DAY 1: Monday, 6 September


Coffee session: meet with others

Are you an early bird eager to start networking? Do you want to informally connect with the other participants? Maybe discover common interests and experiences? Or just meet your peers? Join this informal coffee session. 



opening & keynote speaker Delilah Al Khudhairy

The conference will kick off with an official opening by the Director of the European Network of Living Labs Martina De Sole, Chairperson Fernando Vilariño and event manager Koen Vervoort. It will be followed by a keynote speech by Delilah Al Khudhairy who is the Director of Competences at the Joint Research Centre. 


HIgh level panel: change the future together. Co-creating impact for more inclusive, sustainable & healthier cities and communities


top contribution research papers

During our call for papers full research papers, research in progress papers and practitioners presentations were submitted to 6 different tracks:

  • Culture & creativity in times of disruptive change
  • Urban & Rural resilience
  • Health & WellBeing
  • Challenges for living labs
  • Digital Social Innovation
  • Living Labs for a greener future

In this session the chair of the DLLD scientific committee, Dr. Dimitri Schuurman, will introduce the 6 submissions which received the highest marks following the peer review. At the end of the session, the voting for the Best Research Paper – the Veli Pekka Niitamo Award will open.


CLosing of the day

In this session, the main takeaways of this first day of the conference will be highlighted and connected with the upcoming days of the program.