The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, is hosting a round table “Responsible Research and Innovation: a check-up” on March 20 2018 at 13:30 CET.
Anne Loeber, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and member of the NewHoRRIzon project will be present along with Rosina Malagrida from IrsiCaixa and the RRI Tools project and Gerrit Rauws, director of the King Baudouin Foundation.
The round table will be moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (physicist, freelance science journalist for Nature, El Periódico, and other outlets).
RRI has become a buzzword in European science in the last few years. Scientists must fill in the RRI section in their European project and sometimes they don’t know what to write there. Others are anxious to have the RRI tag attached to their communication and PR activities. But what RRI really is? Why is it needed? How could science and society benefit from this approach? The strict definition of RRI implies a radical change in the way of conceiving scientific projects from the very beginning, bringing a wide range of stakeholders (from companies to activists, from designers to patients…) in defining the scientific agenda. Are researchers prepared for that? What is the actual level of implementation of RRI in European science? What policies are there in place to facilitate this process?
This is a free online event. Updates with the access link will be sent to the registered attendees before the event.