Webinar Series

RRI in the Blue Bioeconomy:
Ideology to implementation
9th June 2020 14.00 – 16.00 CET


RRI in materials research and the circular economy:
25-26th November 2020
(only for members and experts of the ERA-NET on materials, supporting the circular economy and Sustainable Developent Goals (M-Era-net3))


About the webinar series

How to mainstream Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
in “Horizon Europe” and the research landscape at large

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) refers to an approach rolled out in the EU Framework programmes 7 and 8 emphasising the on-going process of aligning research and innovation to societal values, needs and expectations. Funders in countries like the UK, Norway and the Netherlands have similar definitions. Experiences from the concluded and ongoing RRI projects can inform the operationalisation of RRI in Horizon Europe as well as in other funding programmes that support inclusive research and innovation processes aligned with societal needs and values.

RRI guides researchers and research conducting and funding organisations in anticipating the implications of their work, including relevant stakeholders upstream, and reflecting and responding to those stakeholders’ concerns and expectations. In this way, co-design and co-responsibility for the outcomes research and innovation can be facilitated, increasing societal uptake and acceptability of research and innovation. The last decade of the RRI agenda also provides important resources for operationalizing the Open Science agenda in its broad sense, beyond Open Access and Open Data.

This webinar series aims to share experience with including RRI perspectives into funding calls and projects. For researchers this involves quality criteria for effective integration of RRI perspectives in research and innovation projects. For funders, it involves operationalising RRI as assessment criteria and KPIs in (i) the agenda-setting for the Work Programmes; (ii) the definition of calls and guidance for applicants; (iii) the review process and grant agreements; (iv) monitoring processes and (v) impact evaluation.

The individual webinar series events will be tailored to the research fields addressed.

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