Horizon 2020 pillar: Diversity of approaches
The Science with and for Society (SwafS) Social Lab deals with the part of H2020, where the knowledge base for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has been built and extended for the past years . Therefore, the social lab does not so much center on questions of mainstreaming RRI in projects funded by the programme. It rather focuses on the potentials and challenges of SwafS and SwafS-like structures outside the framework programme to foster the “new paradigm” for research and innovation, which is to bridge the gap between science and society at large, or to put it simply, to strive for “engaged research and innovation”.
The Social Lab gathers those funded by the programme as well as potential beneficiaries of SwafS, e.g researchers, citizen science promoters, NGO, industry, and other actors such as national contact points and funding agencies working at different levels on science-society relations.
Social Lab workshops
Date: 15 & 16 November 2018
Place: Berlin, Germany
Date: 1-2 April 2019
Place: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: Scheduled for November/ December 2019
Want to engage for societally engaged research and innovation?
These are our pilot activities in the SwafS social lab. All of them depend on support from wider networks. If you want to support one of these activities please get in touch with social lab managers Stephanie Daimer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Susanne Buehrer at email@example.com.
Managers and facilitators
Social Lab Facilitator: Philine Warnke, Fraunhofer ISI, Karlsruhe, Germany.