EBN and Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry participate in RRI Tools, a new EC funded project to foster a new model for the relation between Science and Society in Europe.
Launched in Brussels at the end of January, RRI Tools is a 3-year long project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission to foster Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through the development of an innovative and creative set of tools comprising practical digital resources and actions aimed at raising awareness, training, disseminating and implementing RRI.
RRI is a process where all societal actors (business, researchers, citizens, policy makers) work together during the whole research and innovation (R&I) process in order to align outcomes to the values, needs and expectations of European society. The toolkit will be designed by and address the needs of all stakeholders in the R&I chain with a special focus on policy makers in order to impact significantly in the future governance of R&I.
RRI will be central within Horizon2020 (2014-2020), the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. As Philippe Galiay from the DG Research of the EC said at the kick off meeting: “The ‘Science with and for society’ part of Horizon 2020 is the natural evolution of the ‘Science in Society’ programme in FP7 whereas RRI is an issue cutting all across Horizon2020”.
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