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First Co-Creation Workshop in Burgas pilot

The first co-creation workshop of AI4PublicPolicy partner, Burgas Municipality,  took place on the 5th of November 2021 as a supporting event of the Burgas Digital 2021 conference, at the International Congress Center in the city of Burgas.

The first co-creation workshop for the Burgas pilot of AI4PublicPolicy took place as a supporting event of the Burgas Digital 2021 conference, at the International Congress Center in the city of Burgas. The workshop took place on the 5th of November 2021 and ran from 13:30 to 16:00.

An experienced facilitator Ms Daniela Alexieva, manager of “Innovative systems – Burgas” EOOD and project leader for the BURGAS pilot was the moderator for the whole event. The other members of the on-site team were in charge of facilitating the workshop and presenting the pilot “Data-Driven Water Infrastructure planning and Maintenance policies”.

The workshop participants were experienced in applying innovative measures and smart technologies in the sector of water management and their communication expertise with the public sector and the majority had collaborated with Burgas Municipality before.

The workshop had several parts that were run by different people. The workshop began with an introduction of the project and the introductions of the participants to one another. This section was run by Mr Boian Popunkiov as the project coordinator.

The next part of the workshop was the presentation of the user cases generated up to this moment, done by Mr Lachezar Donchev, one of the water engineers working on the project. The two user cases discussed were:

(1) Smart water systems management System in the Pobeda Residential Neighborhood

(2) Condition-based Monitoring and LCA for Maintenance and Repair Policies.

Then the participants were divided into two groups and each group was given one of the user cases to work on with the help of two people from the project.

At first the participants were asked to produce a conceptual map of the user case. This activity lasted for 15 min. Then they were asked to use the problem tree approach to outline possible user stories and “problems” they may have and brainstorm their solutions for about 30 min and then come up with a “solution” tree for the last 15 min of the session. After the co-creation session, the participants returned to the main group and shared what they had discussed. The following user cases were discussed.

  • Smart Water Management System in the Pobeda Residential Neighborhood
  • Condition-based Monitoring and LCA for Maintenance and Repair Policies.
  • Use of remote controlled water consumption meters and their integration in a smart platform in order to monitor and control water use

The workshop finished with a summary of the comments from all and the introduction of the third user case, as well as an evaluation of the user stories. The participants expressed general satisfaction with the workshop. The organizers were also satisfied and the comments made during the session were useful and will improve the quality of the pilot.

 

More information and details about the results of the workshop will be published soon on D2.9 “Plan and report on co-creation activities V2”.