Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: Launch of Responsible Research and Innovation Toolkit!
Unlike other Special Issues of the magazine, this one is sponsored by the RRI Tools research project, funded under FP7.
This Special Issue focuses on the first developments of the project, which was launched on 20th and 21st January 2014 in Brussels.
First, there was a vision…
A vision for Responsible Research and Innovation
By Ignasi López Verdeguer, RRI Tools Project Coordinator, “la Caixa” Foundation, Spain.
Then, the launch phase
From RRI concept to toolkit—a defining project launch
By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist editor.
Early testimonials from the project partners
How the German Science Shops' model contributes to RRI
By Norbert Steinhaus, Wissenschaftsladen Bonn, Germany.
South-Eastern European countries join forces to implement RRI solutions
By Aleksandra Drecun, Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbia.
Featured image credit: Marie Suchanova, EuroScience
Photo of some members of the coordinating team at the project launch meeting, including from left to right: Ignasi Lopez, Deputy director of the Department of Science and Environment ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, Spain (WP7 Coordination leader); Jean Pierre Alix, EuroScience GB member, France (WP6 Communication leader); Guillermo Santamaria, ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, Spain (WP7 collaborator); Enric Banda, Director of Science, Research and Environment at ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, Spain (WP7 collaborator); Belén Perat, Project Officer, ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, Spain (WP7 collaborator).