10 November 2022

Chau. de Charleroi 112, 1060 Brussels, Belgium

Three years of TRANSFORM project implementation, the Brussels-Capital regional cluster will present the results, lessons learned and added value of the citizen and stakeholder engagement activities tested within three pilots in circular economy. On this occasion, participants will discover how Innoviris, the Université Catholique de Louvain – UCL and Be Participation, were able to test citizen participation tools at different stages of an innovation (policy) in within public administration.

Do you want to know more? Do not hesitate to register.


The Brussels-Capital Region cluster worked with three pilots within circular economy, in a wide sense, by indentifying specific community needs and challenges to address while paying attention to sustainability and inclusiveness of the whole participatory process.

The cluster experimented with two approaches:

  • On the one hand, the cluster has put forward a 360° vision through citizen participation by having applied a methodology of early detection of the ecological and social effects of a food innovation through an academic research project.
  • On the other hand, participatory ecosystem mapping process was set up to understand the tensions between the social effects and environmental impacts of a regional actor operating around food waste recovery. Among other things, this enabled the identification of knowledge needs within this ecosystem.

The incentive role of the public authorities in the innovation activities for regional economic growth is very important in Brussels. Aligned with its societal challenges, the region has established Strategics Innovation Domains (SID) in the Regional Innovation Plan (PRI) for funding Research and Innovation,  developed by Innoviris.

Optimal use of resources” and “Social innovation, public innovation and social inclusion” are SID to which TRANSFORM activities organised in Brussels are strongly linked. 

RRI dimensions are present in existing R&I initiatives of the Brussels region such as co-creation, a programme that supports the exploration, experimentation and production of co-created knowledge for urban resilience.

More information about the Regional Innovation Plan 2021-2027 here.


13 – 16 July 2022

Leiden, the Netherlands

The 10th edition of ESOF will take place this year, in the European City of Science 2022, Leiden, in the Netherlands from 13 July to 16 July 2022. 

The main theme of the 10th edition of ESOF2022 is Crossing Borders, Engaged Science, Resilient Societies.  

The theme is all about unity and bridging gaps, bringing together stakeholders of science and society from all over the world to cross knowledge and geographical borders and come together to discuss, adapt, and collaborate on innovative and timely interventions needed to solve the challenges we are facing today.

ESOF2022 is a hybrid conference with many ways to participate –  onsite, in the beautiful city of Leiden, and/or online through the virtual conference platform/mobile app.

ESOF aims to:

  • foster dialogue on science, technology, innovation, policy, and society 
  • offer a platform for cross-disciplinary interaction and exchange. 
  • present cutting-edge scientific and technological developments in all scientific areas, including natural and medical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities. 
  • offer valuable opportunities for early-career researchers, including networking and career advice.

Dive into a very exciting full 4-day programme with 100+ sessions, workshops, lectures and an on-site and online exhibition. 

TRANSFORM AT ESOF 2022 exhibition

Towards an engaged, inclusive and responsible science communication

THURSDAY,  14 July 2022  I 12:45 – 13:45

The ESOF 2022 exhibition will host 75 live Poster presentations with Q&A during the lunch break at the Pieterskerk venue. All the presenters will be on hand to answer questions as well. Join us at the session dedicated to Freedom and Responsibility of Science’. 

Angela Simone, TRANSFORM Project Coordinator, will present a poster “Towards an engaged, inclusive and responsible science communication” jointly prepared by the TRANSFORM project, ENJOI project and MOSAIC project. 

The physical posters will be accessible onsite during the Exhibition hours in addition to being available 24/7 online on the virtual conference platform as e-posters.


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6 – 9 July 2022

Madrid, Spain

The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) organises a biennial international conference held in different European locations since 1982. This year’s edition takes place in Madrid, Spain from 6 to 9 July 2022, addressing a central theme The Politics of Technoscientific Futures, and TRANSFORM is taking part in several sessions. SRecent years have been marked by uncertainty and instability, as the pandemic continues to disrupt lives and communities, transactions and supply chains, customs and rituals. Possible pathways to what we once called the future seem to open and close rapidly from one moment to the next. Constellations of rights and responsibilities – and sites of jurisdiction for defining them – shift daily in relation to new knowledge claims and accompanying uncertainties. Calls to seize the opportunity presented by this crisis abound across projects of techno-political transformation:

EAAST 2022
  • Can we maintain the dramatic reduction of CO2 emissions that we witnessed during the height of the pandemic?
  • Can scientists harness public optimism from vaccine breakthroughs and help quickly implement projects of bioeconomic transformation?
  • Will this new perspective legitimate funding and creation of more public goods such as enlarged public green spaces and cycling infrastructures?
  • Will governments and the private sector seize the opportunity to collaborate in creating new biopolitical regimes of data collection, knowledge, and control?

EASST 2022 aims to address these questions, inviting scholars and the STS  community to rise to the occasion of collective destabilization to engage critically and creatively with the technoscientific politics of futures.

A very exciting full 4-day programme offers two amazing plenaries and four timely and inspiring sub-plenaries to look forward to. And, on top of that, there will be more than 800 absolutely thrilling papers presented. 


Rethinking policies and institutions through co-creation, user-driven innovation & research in the wild 

FRIDAY,  8 July 2022  I 09.00 – 10.30 (session 1)

In this session, Angela Simone (Giannino Bassetti Foundation), TRANSFORM Project Coordinator and Lombardy cluster Coordinator,  will make a case for a Fair reward for citizen contributions in co-creation, while Marzia Mazzonetti (BEparticipation) will talk about ‘Territorial translations of RRI’, building on the TRANSFORM experience of Brussels-Region cluster 

FRIDAY,  8 July 2022  I  11.00 – 12.30 (session 2)

Nora Salas Seoane (Science for Change) will present the work of the Catalan cluster on their health citizen science pilot, in a session ‘Participatory and co-creation practices involving first-person experiences to improve healthcare services and inform policies: a case-study of endometriosis as an under-diagnosed disorder affecting women’s health’. 

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