December 14, 2018

Social Lab 9: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy

What is a Social Lab?

Description

Horizon 2020 pillar: Societal Challenges

Social Lab 9 “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy” connects stakeholders from research, research funding and civil society from 14 different European countries. Collectively, the group develops pilot activities addressing the implementation of RRI in the field of Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy targeting awareness raising of RRI, NCP consultation and RRI progress in science and society.

Social Lab workshops

Workshop 1

Date: 17-18 May 2018

Place: Vienna, Austria

16 participants

Presentation of the workshop

Workshop 2: Q2 2019

Workshop 3: Q3 2019

Pilot actions

Pilot Action 1: NCP Trainings

The group decided to implement trainings for NCPs int he field of Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy. The pilot’s goal is that all European NCPs have a common understanding of RRI in their field and can further give trainings on how to implement RRI in the proposal writing and in projects.To reach this goal, two workshops are planned. The first addressing knowledge of NCPs on RRI and the second focusing on cases in the field. Moreover, the pilot aims at bringing together the NCPs of Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy with the NCPs from SWAFS.

Pilot Action 2: Living room lab

The goal of this pilot is to make RRI progress in science and society. The group wants to foster learning between labs and to work with practice examples and learn from them. Therefore they are going to map living labs against the RRI approach.

Pilot Action 3: Energizing Housing

Pilot Action 3 aims at awareness raising especially among young people using the outcome orientation of RRI. They set up a conference on sustainable RRI in relationship with housing. They also include an awareness raising student competition. The overall aim of this pilot is to create awareness and promote RRI in the context of schools and universities. To reach their goals they use already existing tools, such as the Estonian platform for tenant and house owners.

Managers and facilitators

Social Lab Manager: Maria Schrammel, project manager and researcher at the Center for Social Innovation, Vienna,Austria.

Social Lab Manager Assistants: Elisabeth Unterfrauner and Lisa Marie Seebacher, researchers at the Center for Social Innovation,Vienna, Austria.

Social Lab Facilitator: Ilse Marschalek,project manager and researcher at the Center for Social Innovation, Vienna,Austria.