RRI Tools: Tools for Responsible Research and Innovation

The main idea behind the RRI Tools: Tools for Responsible Research and Innovation project is improving the dialogue between science and the society in order to encourage and empower research and innovation which would be in line with the values and needs of that society.

 

Project Information

Source of Funding: FP7 European Commission Programme

Project Duration: 01/2014 – 12/2016

Project Website:

http://www.rri-tools.eu/

Contact: Dobrivoje Lale Eric

dleric@cpn.rs


Coordinator

“la Caixa” Foundation, Spain 

 

Partners

IrsiCaixa, Spain

Athena Institute, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ecsite, Belgium

University College London, Great Britain

Zentrum fuer soziale innovation, Austria

EuroScience, France

Ciência Viva – Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica, Portugal

The European Business and Innovation Centre Network, Belgium

European Foundation Centre, Belgium

European School Network, Belgium

European business and innovation centre network, Belgium

Bonn Science Shop, Germany

 
 

Fondazione Caripio, Italy

King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium

Fundacja na rzecz nauki polskiej, Poland

Everis, Spain

Experimentarium, Denmark

AHHAA Science Centre, Estonia

Ellinogermaniki agogi, Greece

Mobilis Science Centre, Hungary

Science Animation Midi-pyrenees, France

Techmania Science Centre, the Czech Republic

Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland

The Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry Association, Bulgaria

Vetenskap & Allmänhet, Sweden

The Centre for the Promotion of Science, Serbia

Project Description

Every day we are faced with numerous challenges such as climate change, unbalanced consumption of natural resources, the health of the population and migrations, research and innovation influence all of these challenges and their contribution to overcoming them is crucial. In order to encourage and strengthen research and innovation which are able to respond to society’s challenges in a sustainable and ethical manner, the European Commission is increasingly emphasising the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The objective of the RRI Tools project is to provide methods for greater public involvement in the process of research and innovation, as well as better coordination between the different groups of stakeholders (science, research and education communities, policy makers, civil society organisations and businesses). After the analysis of the current European research practice, defining the RRI criteria and researching the needs of all stakeholders, a final product in shape of a toolkit for the implementation of this concept was designed – RRI Toolkit. RRI Toolkit represents an Internet platform with an abundance of resources – examples of good practice, guides, manuals, catalogues, databases, results and documents from numerous European and even global projects. The goal of this platform is to assist all stakeholders in the realisation of the Responsible Research and Innovation idea.  In the last phase of the project, during 2016, training courses, workshops, debates and other activities aimed at the promotion of the Responsible Research and Innovation concept and education of all stakeholders on how to use the RRI Toolkit in practice, will be organised across Europe.

The Role of CPN

The Centre for the Promotion of Science is the regional centre of this project and coordinator of all activities organised in five countries of the South-eastern Europe – Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. During 2016, in Serbia and other countries in the region, CPN together with its local partners and public institutions organised and implemented numerous training courses, workshops, panels, and presentations dedicated to the principles of the Responsible Research and Innovation and possibilities of using the RRI Toolkit.