Public Engagement

R&I shall aim to be closer to society in all stages of the research and innovation process.

public-engagement

Public Engagement improves relations between R&I and society, by recognising and integrating other actors and forms of knowledge

Public engagement describes the interactions that lead to mutual learning between scientists and members of the public.

This goes beyond science communication and outreach and includes participatory methods and citizen science.

The aim is to increase understanding of the public for science and to make R&I results more robust and more relevant for society. Shared responsibility is ensured via transdisciplinary approaches and engagement with the public.

Via a two-way dialogue, citizens are empowered to be research partners rather than objects of study or beneficiaries of research results. Different forms of knowledge, perspectives and worldviews can be integrated into the research process.

This will also make R&I more democratic and enhance public accountability, trust is being established.

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POLICY BRIEF Empowering Local and Regional Authorities through Citizen Science and Public Engagement: A Framework for Inclusive Governance
POLICY BRIEF Regional innovation systems and smart specialization strategies in the Western Balkans
Event: Science meets Public
Public Engagement
OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!
Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education
Save the Date and Secure Your Spot! WEBINAR ON “SPREADING CITIZEN SCIENCE IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”
Working Group 2 summary – Science Education and Public Engagement
Event review: Open dialogue and mutual learning meeting (Day 2)
Event review: Open dialogue and mutual learning meeting (Day 1)
Cross-working group meeting of WG1 and WG2
Gender Equality
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POLICY BRIEF Empowering Local and Regional Authorities through Citizen Science and Public Engagement: A Framework for Inclusive Governance
POLICY BRIEF Regional innovation systems and smart specialization strategies in the Western Balkans
Event: Science meets Public
Public Engagement
OPEN CALL: Apply for a “Travel Grant” to attend the WBC-RRI.NET final conference in Skopje, on February 8-9, 2024!
Use of Responsible Research and Innovation concepts in STEM education
Save the Date and Secure Your Spot! WEBINAR ON “SPREADING CITIZEN SCIENCE IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”
Working Group 2 summary – Science Education and Public Engagement
Event review: Open dialogue and mutual learning meeting (Day 2)
Event review: Open dialogue and mutual learning meeting (Day 1)
Cross-working group meeting of WG1 and WG2
Gender Equality
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Meet the winners of the Good Pracices in Responsible Research and Innovation in the Western Balkans

The entries from the Good Practices competition are evaluated and the winners are here!
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New Opportunities for Citizen Science Initiatives

Citizen science is set to play a broad societal and scientific role particularly in critical fields of research relevant in times of multiple crisis, such as energy poverty, health and environmental monitoring.
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Public Engagement Practices in European Commission-funded projects: Fostering Socio-Scientific Collaborations

In their latest publication, SEERC partners Maria Michali and Prof. George Eleftherakis, examine Public Engagement implementation within the context of European Commission (EC)-funded projects that aim to foster inclusive R&I.
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WBC-RRI.NET took part in ESOF2022

WBC-RRI.NET project took part in EuroScience Open Forum - the largest conference of its kind in Europe.
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Update on the activities of the Working Group 2 Public Engagement and Science Education

A brief overview of what our WG2 members have been up to in the previous period and the future plans.
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First face-to-face Working Group meetings and current situation in the Western Balkan

At the first hybrid public event, the members of the Working Groups had their first face-to-face meeting, discussing important points regarding their objectives, which frame the aspects of RRI.
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Event review: 2nd co-design workshop in Montenegro

The events focused on co-creation of activities for achieving future scenario envisaged through the reflection and co-design process for RRI ‘anchor’ activities in the Montenegro territory.
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Collection of Good Practices in RRI

From and for the Western Balkans.
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Event review: 2nd co-design workshop in Province of Vojvodina

The focus of this event was to gather stakeholders from the region for achieving the future scenario envisaged through the reflection and co-design process for RRI 'anchor' activities.
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