EUth living lab – making it work
The EUth living lab will ensure that the online platform will not only be adapted to users’ needs, but will already have proven its worth before going live:
· The applications used for EUth -systems will be chosen during a series of design workshops with partners and experts. This means, no software development “behind closed doors”, but hands-on end-user participation and testing.
· Shortly after these workshops, five pilot projects in France, Italy/Slovenia and the EU will test the EUth -systems under “real life” conditions. Hence, the platform will already have been exposed to a considerable number of youths – for the EU pilot alone, 1800 participants are expected. Deficits and additional needs will thus become apparent and can be ammended during the last development cycle before the Go-Live.