Living Labs as Regulatory Learning Tools: Exploring acceptable citizen-centric pathways for AI, energy and mobility


Thursday 22 September
14.00 – 15.30


The session is jointly orgnanised by:

  • The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and Computer Vision Center (CVC-UAB).
  • The Joint Research Center (JRC)


Sala Fucine


This workshop aims at developing the concept of living labs as regulatory learning tools. The session is contextualised in the MoU Agreement between ENoLL and the JRC, and it focuses  on advancing in the objectives of the ENoLL-JRC Joint Working Group (JWG) on Living Labs as Regulatory Learning Tools  (please, visit the group’s page above in order to read the context, objectives, expected outcomes and selected bibliography). Particularly, we will tackle in this workshop the following objective of the JWG: OUTCOME #5 (Q4/2022): Report on “Living Labs as regulatory learning tools in 3 initial areas (AI, Energy and Mobility), including thre results of the OLLD2022 Workshop”.

During the workshop, representatives from ENoLL and the European Commission will share the current state of the art of living labs as regulatory learning tools, including their connections with other instruments for experimentation and regulatory innovation, such as testbeds and regulatory sandboxes.

In order to open the discussion, we will present concrete examples from ongoing initiatives in three areas of work:

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Energy
  3. Mobility

The participants will be then distributed in break-out tables, following their particular interests, to discuss concrete challenges and opportunities, relevant initiatives worldwide, and general recommendations for the work in the ENoLL-JRC Joint Working Group on Living Labs as Regulatory Learning Tools. Key messages from the discussions will be then presented to the workshop plenary and will be integrated by the organisers in a short report aimed to be presented during Q4/2022, with acknowledgement of workshop participants for their contributions.

The report will be the basis for extending the work to other areas of interest during 2023, with the final objective of a document for Guidance for applying regulatory learning in a living lab context and the Revision of key questions for the group at OLLD23.


Regulatory learning, living labs, test beds, sandboxes.


  • Policy makers & city representatives
  • Companies & entrepreneurs
  • Researchers & academics
  • Living lab representatives and practitioners
  • Innovators


14:00  Welcome and presentation of the objectives and agenda

14:05  AOTF on Social Impact of AI and ENoLL-JRC collaboration

14:10  State of the art and results of preliminary research on regulatory learning in living labs

14:30  Presentations of initiatives from 3 areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy
  • Mobility

14:45  Break-out tables

15:15  Wrap up of the discussion from the break-out tables and open comments

15:25  Next steps and closing of the session


Fernando Vilariño

Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB

Kaia Kert

Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer at the Joint Research Centre

Michaela Vebrova

Graduate student of Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance, KU Leuven

Dario Malerba

Expert for the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers, Department for Digital Transformation - Product Owner of "Mobility as a Service for Italy" national initiative

Marina Manzoni

EU Policy Officer, European Commission

Manuel Villa-Arrieta, PhD

Researcher at Funseam and the Transnet project


Kaia Kert (JRC)
Fernando Vilariño (Computer Vision Center-UAB/ENoLL)
Michaela Vebrova (JRC)
Sven Schade (JRC)
Marina Manzoni (JRC)