Shared Economic Vision Maastricht


The city council of Maastricht is responsible for framing and monitoring city policy. The Council Committee on Economic and Social Affairs has taken the initiative to invite a broad group of stakeholders to formulate the New Economic Vision Maastricht 2020 together. In a series of four interactive workshops the economic engines for the city are identified and explored.

It is the first time that the city council explores the economic vision together with a very broad group of stakeholders. The aim is to gather insight in the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in order to effectively develop a shared vision for a prosperous future.

Frans Bastiaens, chairman of the council committee for Social and Economic Affairs, took the initiave for the workshops: “I am convinced that the best vision and policies are shaped in dialogue with stakeholders.”

And with success: in February 2013 the full council – a rarity – endorsed the economic vision of the city for the next 15 years.

The serie of workshops was designed by Petra de Boer in co-creatie with council members and policy makers, and the results captured in visual reports (pdf, Dutch only):