TRANSFORM shared learning process is driven by the objective to produce, by the end of the project, Policy Recommendations to transforming regional R&I systems towards RRI, to inspire regional governments and local authorities who would like to replicate TRANSFORM processes and implement RRI components within their R&I policies. 

Originally, shared learning activities were planned in conjunction with the project meeting. Following the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, moving the entire process online, new formats for the Shared Learning Action Plan had to be found until the health emergency allows travelling and face to face meetings.

Four combined activities result in the Plan. 

TRANSFORM CAPACITY BUILDING WEBINARS aim to have the experience built within clusters brought up at the consortium level and beyond, and to also benefit from the knowledge of external experts. The aim of the capacity building activities is to strengthen support to R&I actors to implement RRI, to enable a better understanding of RRI, to target policy processes and actors showing the added value of RRI. It also aims at empowering actors to play a role in co-creation, codesign and participatory processes in general.

Speakers: TRANSFORM partners & external speakers

TRANSFORM partners including staff from the institutions involved in the project and any person interested.

Topics: The three methodologies tested by clusters (research agenda setting; citizen science and design-thinking for social innovation); RRI and its application in regional R&I (influencing regional policies, approaching RRI as an overarching concept; organising meaningful citizen engagement; etc.

: European, consortium wide

All sessions are recorded and available in the resources section.

MONTHLY CLUSTER LEADERS MEETINGS aim to regularly share updates about the activities implemented at cluster level and exchange on mutual learning sessions as they are organised.

Speakers: TRANSFORM cluster leaders (FGB, SfC, BEpart) and when relevant AIEDL (outreach & dissemination) and University of Bergen (Monitoring & evaluation)

TRANSFORM partners

Topics: Identify and reflect on commonalities and differences faced at regional level; discuss needs in terms of evaluation and dissemination

Level: Cross-cluster


MUTUAL LEARNING SESSIONS are organised at least four times a year, focusing on concrete project needs (e.g. finding strategies to address the main challenges encountered at the regional level; developing local evaluation frameworks and indicators; disseminating TRANSFORM work to relevant actors of the quadruple helix and tools to engage them).

Speakers: TRANSFORM partners

Audience: TRANSFORM partners

Topics: Challenges encountered at regional level (knowledge of RRI); local evaluation frameworks and indicators; topics tackled by TRANSFORM clusters (health, circular economy, waste management, etc.) dissemination to relevant actors; etc.

Level: European, consortium wide

In addition to the mutual learning activities at EU level, LOCAL ACTIVITIES, more linked to the regional context are foreseen. 

Speakers: Clusters partners and external experts

Audience: Cluster partners including staff from the institutions involved at cluster level

Topics: Thematic linked to the regional contexts

Level: Regional  

Shared Learning Beyond Europe: CC-PES

“Building Capacity for Co-Created Public Engagement with Science” 

While focusing on their regional activities, the three TRANSFORM clusters do not only learn from one another but also benefit from exchanges with the CC-PES initiative in the USA.  CC-PES is a project led by the Museum of Science in Boston (USA) and financed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), implementing community forums that encourage public engagement with science, as well as open dialogue with local community, civic and scientist partners.

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