In the framework of the “Conference on the Future of Europe”, CHERRIES organises an online event aimed at shaping recommendations on how to best involve citizens in the R&I processes.
Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) is an inclusive approach to research and innovation to ensure that societal actors work together during the whole research and innovation process. It aims to better align both the process and outcomes of research and innovation, with the values, needs and expectations of European society. In this sense, citizens engagement is essential for the consideration of the real societal needs and to be able to take into account different perspectives when shaping the policies and strategies of the future.
European funded projects such as CHERRIES are developing different methodologies and strategies to implement RRI and to ensure that all the actors of the society are involved in research and innovation processes.
The aim of the event “Every voice counts. The role of citizens in shaping European R&I.” is to highlight the importance of citizen engagement in RRI and to discuss different ways to foster their participation and involvement in this kind of processes.
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- 10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Introduction by Covadonga Rayon, Senior Project Manager at EBN – European Business Innovation Centre Network
- 10.05 – 10.25 Introduction to RRI and the importance of citizen engagement – Rosina Malagrida, Head of the Living Lab for Health at IrsiCaixa and co-coordinator of the Barcelona “la Caixa” Living Lab
- 10.25 – 10.30 Q&A + comments from the chat
- 10.30 – 11.05 Panel 1
Moderated by Lotta Karlsson-Andersson, CEO at Activa Foundation with: Stefan Philipp, Researcher and Project Manager at ZSI / CHERRIES coordinator; Adrián Zittelli Ferrari, Director-General for European Union Affairs for the Region of Murcia; Esteban Pelayo, Director of EURADA; Vera Egreja C. Barracho, Strategic Advisor and Regional Representative at Portugal Social Innovation
- 11.00 – 11.10 Q&A
- 11.10 – 11.40 Panel 2
Moderated by Adrián Zittelli Ferrari, Director-General for European Union Affairs for the Region of Murcia, and representative of the Committee of the Regions with: Lotta Karlsson-Andersson, CEO at Activa Foundation; Joaquín Francisco Roca González, Sub Director of International Relationships at Polytechnical University of Cartagena; Stelios Yiallouros, Chief Information Officer at Arataeio Hospital; Vera Egreja C. Barracho, member of Health Parliament Portugal.
- 11.40 – 11.50 Q&A + comments from the chat
- 11.50 – 12.00 Main conclusions