To better address the needs in the current societal context, it is imperative that the needs emerge through the interactions with the various stakeholders in the society. Thus, SONNETS approach aims at eliciting societal needs and trends through an active engagement with the societal actors: stakeholders external to the public sector (citizens and businesses) as well as internal ones (civil servants).
During the project lifecycle, the SONNETS consortium has conducted a detailed investigation of the needs of each stakeholder associated with the public sector and then identified the specific innovation requirements and actions that public sector could implement to adequately meet those needs.

  • As a result of the desk research, a first list of 53 needs was produced by the SONNETS consortium.
  • In a second phase, , the initial list of needs was reduced to 28 needs as a result of the interviews conducted in the four countries (namely Greece, Italy, Germany and Spain). For further information about the results of the interviews with the priviledged informants, please click here.
  • Finally, and as part of the collaborative approach of the project, the reduced list was filtered by the SONNETS Experts Committee and validated in local validation workshops and online consultation, resulting in 12 needs which are demonstrated to be the most signficant among them.

Additionally, you can download in this section the results of the online consultation regarding potential barriers and success factors for addressing the relevant needs.