Civil servants, elected officials, professionals, practitioners, researchers and students, both in France and abroad, a community of pioneers in the field of public innovation exists. Today, each experiments in his/her own area but has a hard time publicizing and sharing his/her experience, interchanging new practices with his/her peers.
Public and social innovation laboratories, recourse to design, ethnography, the social sciences and humanities, adopting the Do it yourself culture and artistic practices… How can the structure and professionalism of this community be recognized and best accompanied? How can a neutral space promoting dialogue, production and communication be offered? It is only collectively that players committed to transforming public policy will become powerful, allowing new approaches to become generalized.