Regions in Europe are not typically unified political entities but often comprise a high number of administrative and overlapping units, with both rural and urban infrastructure systems and specific features and needs.
Transition Super-Labs are particularly relevant for challenges that defy purely technocratic solutions and require fundamental transformations in economies and societies, cross-sectorial approaches including lifestyle and behavioural changes, or forms of social innovation.
Regions find themselves as part of bigger socio-technical regimes, whether it is mobility and transport, energy, industry, agriculture and food, circular economy, and cultural identity. In each region, there is a patchwork of these regimes.
By implementing Super-Labs, we aim at transforming these socio-technical regimes to achieve climate neutrality within regions but also in these socio-technical configurations, potentially creating spillover effects within each regime outside of the region, ideally even nationally and internationally.