At this festival we aim to better understand what works and what does not in delivering public value. Be it in increasing a city’s resilience or a start-up’s innovativness, public value provides a language which cuts across sectors and discipline. Why? Because it addresses the unifying, the common, or: the systemic context and it forces us to think beyond one’s own “home turf”, “bubble”, or backyard.
In various keynotes and panels scientists and practitioners together explore the most challenging topics of public value creation in business, public administration and civil society. Despite various background they all are public value experts – a new discipline of its own.
We call this dialogue format “festival”, since believe that public value thinking is also about celebrating this mindset, which draws on our ancient heritage of collective problem solving in Europe.
We invite papers and people from all over Europe and beyond to see whether there is a joint perspective emerging.
“We see Public Value as a measure and paradigm to analyze and understand an organization’s contribution to the common good. Public Value thinking rejuvenates humanistic values and helps to find meaning and purpose.”
“From our own benchmark we have assessed that public engagement must evolve within the definition of Public Value itself, because more than just promoting adequate response and generating value, it must also strenghten community identity.”
“We see Public Value as an important concept regarding our research fields. Nowadays we cannot look to the main themes and issues in our society without trying to understand how we can relate Public Value to the role of universities, organizations and our professionals.”
“Public Value for stakeholders is the natural partner to long-term value for shareholders, united through a corporation’s purpose. Arguably, there can be no long-term value without public value since a corporation’s social function is the basis for earnings and hence the right/responsibility to perform.”
“The importance of business and other institutions in delivering public value is so very timely. Organizations, society and political leaders are now concerned about what impact our businesses and public institutions are making for the common good.”
“The most important development in the study of public management and administration in the last twenty-five years has been the introduction of the concept of public value.”
Meet academics and practitioners from across Europe and beyond to dialogue about new patterns of thought and action in a highly interactive format.
Add your perspective to Public Value thinking as a way to address grand challenges and to empower common good-oriented decision making.
Enjoy the wonderful city of Lisbon to experience the idea of public value in a shared cultural moment.