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Research and innovation (R&I) play a crucial role in addressing global challenges. To build a more just, inclusive and responsible future, the needs, expectations and values of citizens should be taken into account from an early stage on. Citizen participation has received increasing attention in recent years at European, national and regional level. 

Although not widespread in Italy, the Lombardy Region is one of the pioneers of citizen participation in regional R&I decision-making, including the pilot actions within the TRANSFORM project. TRANSFORM’s Lombardy regional cluster has already finalized the embedding of RRI in the objectives of S3 so that citizen engagement will be  widely applied in the implementation of S3 throughout its duration. A participatory research agenda setting is being tested on the ground to identify and incorporate the needs of Lombardy citizens into the regional Three Years’ Strategic Plan for Research, Innovation, and Technology Transfer (PST).

Read the full article ‘Give citizens a seat at the table’,  co-authored by the TRANSFORM Project Coordinator, Angela Simone (Fondazione Giannino Bassetti) on citizen engagement and social innovation and their potential to shape the future of R&I in Italy.

The article was recently published in Nature Italy, the regional digital magazine, published by Springer Nature, reporting on scientific research and issues of science policy in Italy.

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3 – 7 May 2021

Co-creating human-centered policies – for a better Europe

The pandemic has amplified already pressing economic, social, and environmental problems, challenging institutions and policymakers to find innovative solutions together with citizens. Join the SISCODE Final Conference and explore how to co-create and design the future through responsible, inclusive and innovative methods and get the chance to co-design a manifesto for future policymaking.

3 May
4 May
5 May 
6 May 
7 May 

Developing a culture of co-creation with citizens
The power of empathy – design for policy
Letting go of power. How do we make sure EVERYONE is involved in the co-creation process?
Co-creation ecosystems: Enabling collaboration for sustainable cities
Co-creating a manifest for future policymaking


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19 – 20 April 2021

The RRING project, Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally, funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, is nearing completion. This two-day summit brings together the key learnings and insights from its activities.

RRING activities have shown that better collaboration among all science and technology stakeholders is needed for an advocacy directed toward influencing public policy and decision-making by policymakers to improve aspects such as public engagement, open access, gender, ethics, and science education and to allow science and technology to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To support science and technology stakeholders and empower them with the tools to achieve ever more responsibility and freedom in research and innovation, RRING has been developing recommendations for the development of competitive advantage based on RRI and conducting trials with countries supporting them in measuring progress on the priority areas of the Recommendation on Science. RRING is now evolving beyond the project itself to become an open and welcoming community, spreading and sharing the ideas of responsible research and innovation.


EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872687.
Project Coordinator: Angela Simone Fondazione Giannino Bassetti angela.simone@fondazionebassetti.org
 
contact: info@transfrom-project.eu