After the successful transition into the digital world during the previous edition of the Digital Living Lab Days, we are planning to organize this year’s conference in the virtual environment as well. 

As always, interactive workshops are an important element in the conference that is characterized by co-creation and hands-on collaboration. Moving such tacit forms of collaboration pose an interesting challenge and at the same time a great opportunity for the future. 

During this year’s Digital Living Lab Days, 6-10 September 2021, we will organize thematic days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a mixture of sessions to attend.

You will be able to apply for hosting a workshop in one of the following ‘themes’:

Key characteristics. We are looking for virtual workshops that are:

  • Interactive and practical rather than one-directional or theoretical 
  • Facilitating the active and equal engagement of all participants 
  • Support knowledge exchange – also between participants 
  • Provide real value for participants and equip them with solutions that they can apply in their living labs as well 
  • Produce tangible outcomes to ‘take home’ from the session 
  • Goal-oriented: presenting clear goals to be achieved during the session 
  • Dynamic and FUN

Application Process:

  • 17 May 2021: Open for workshop applications
  • 16 June 2021: Deadline for workshop application submission -> Extended to 27 June
  • 19-26 July 2021: Information on evaluation results: publishing of accepted workshops
  • 15–31 August 2020: Call with workshop organizers for a technical check & platform set-up + Deadline for workshop amendments if required by evaluators
  • 7–9 September 2021: DLLD conference. Workshops will take place throughout Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the conference.
  • After the conference: mid-September a reporting period will follow, allowing you to share the outcomes reached during your workshop

Interested in organizing a workshop during the Digital Living Lab Days 2021 and sharing your meaningful experience with the wider community?

Theme & Tracks

Following the theme of the conference, “Change the future together. Co-creating impact for more inclusive, sustainable & healthier cities & communities”. Applicants are encouraged to showcase special consideration to the theme of the DLLD21 conference in their workshop submissions. 

Urban & Rural resilience

Digital Social Innovation

Health & Well being

Living labs for a greener future

Culture & creativity in times of disruptive change

Challenges of living labs



Workshop proposals will be evaluated by the Digital Living Lab Days Workshop Evaluator Committee based on various criteria including: quality and level of details of the proposed idea, theme of the workshop, its relevance to the conference themes, interactivity and methods used to facilitate engagement, knowledge exchange and tangible outcomes, value for participants and solutions’ adaptability by others, and finally the overall balance of the conference program.

This year, applicants are required to submit the following information:

  • NAME of the workshop
  • GOAL of the workshop
    Short & clear (max 200 characters), what is the main goal of your workshop? This will be published as the thumbnail description, attracting audience to your workshop
  • CHALLENGE description
    What is the main challenge that your workshop will address? You may also provide some context to the background/history behind this. (max 1200 characters)
  • OBJECTIVE description
    What is the main aim or objective of the workshop? This is similar to the GOAL of the workshop, but here you have more space to go into more detail on the objectives (max 1200 characters)
  • OUTCOMES (tangible & intangible)
    What are the intangible outcomes – what knowledge, experience will participants walk away with, from attending your session? What will participants gain / learn? (max 1200 characters)
    What is the value of your workshop for others? Are the ideas and solutions discussed during your workshop valuable also for a wider audience? Will you equip workshop participants in knowledge required to make real changes in their living labs? Will your workshop help them to grow and develop in the future? (max 1200 characters)
  • TYPE of workshop
    Is your workshop divergent (aiming for creating more ideas & possibilities) or convergent (aiming for making choices, selecting different option) or a mixture of these? (max 600 characters)
  • STYLE of participation
    How will the audience be able to participate in your workshop: are they submitting ideas via post-its, given the time to speak at given moments, divided into groups or maybe engaged in a debate? Please explain the storyline of how the participants voice will be heard and inputs collected during the workshop
  • METHODOLOGY description
    Following the above, what does the “flow” of your workshop look like: what are the different steps and activities that the participants will be guided through? Please provide an agenda for a 90-minute workshop, identifying the different blocks and timings for each block (max 1200 characters)
  • AUDIENCE: this workshop is for….
    Who is your workshop for, what kind of participants should consider attending? You can highlight the main type of audience without excluding others by explaining that this workshop is for xxx but is also interesting for xxx and all other participants looking to xxx, for example. (max 600 characters)
  • WORKSHOP TRACKS choice & relevance to the conference theme
    Please explain briefly how your workshop is connected to the conference theme (max 600 characters)
  • WORKSHOP FACILITATOR contact details & bios
    Brief profile descriptions & contacts of each workshop facilitator
  • Maximum number of participants
  • VIRTUAL TOOLS: participation tools functionalities
  • Material to be shared after the workshop
  • Special requirements/additional information
    Please share with us anything that illustrates your idea for the workshop. We would like to have some images, photos, illustrations, audios, videos, explaining visually your concept.
    You will have the opportunity to add a banner image to depict your workshop, and any logos you’d like attached to your workshop description. Profile photos alongside the Bios of each workshop facilitator/speaker are required. Also, a short video (max. 3 minutes) with a brief explanation of the goal of your workshop and its value for participants is required. 

Conference Fee

Workshop organisers enjoy a reduced fee for the conference under the ticket category “Presenters/organizers”.

A maximum of 3 tickets per workshop can be purchased at this price category. These tickets may only be purchased by the workshop organisers themselves: those, who are indicated in the application form as facilitators of the workshop and who are actively involved in running the workshop at the event as ‘speakers’.

Please find more information on the ticket prices at

Presenters/ organizers

Presenters/ organizers


From July 1 onwards

Ticket prices exclude +/- 15% registration fees

Presenters/ organizers

Interested in organizing a workshop during the Digital Living Lab Days 2021 and sharing your meaningful experience with the wider community?

In case of any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our team at: