Today’s research tends to be disconnected from society and from potential applications. This critical observation has led to the emergence of a movement called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The vision is to encourage more of the behind the scenes of research—involving choices of research orientation, in terms of funding, for example—to be made in a more transparent and accountable manner, involving the participation of the public and various stakeholders. Read more [...]
In Germany, solutions to provide independent, participatory research support in response to civic concerns appeared on the agenda already 30 years ago. But it is merely as recently as five years ago that research engagement with civil society became prominent for a larger group of actors. One of the solutions to better interact with citizens has been provided through Science Shops Read more [...]
In the RRI Tools research project is designed to map out and share good practice in Responsible Research and Innovation across Europe. The challenge is to make the findings of the project relevant to countries spread across a wide geographic area. Countries in the South Eastern European region, for example, are constituted of a diversity of nations including both EU Member States and countries still in the process of EU integration. Read more [...]
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