Horizon 2020 project
May 2017 – April 2021
NewHoRRIzon aims at integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI, an umbrella-term aiming at involving society in science and innovation) into national and international levels. It targets in particular the current research framework programme Horizon 2020 and future multiannual programmes e.g. FP9.
To do so, NewHoRRIzon will create 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020. This cutting-edge methodology provides a socially based, experimental, and systematic approach to solve complex problems. The strength of the approach consists in its ability to bring together different actors, their knowledge, and expertise. The Social Labs will also allow the creation of storylines and narratives to promote RRI.
The project will also conceptualise and operationalise a Societal Readiness Level (SRL) for research and innovation by focusing on socio-economic and socio-technical potentials of RRI and implementation of these aspects. Another NewHoRRIzon’s objective is to form an RRI stakeholder network including research and innovation funding agencies in Europe.
EuroScience is part of the project’s communication and dissemination Work Package (WP9), working more particularly on the production of dissemination materials both in general terms on RRI as well as the project NewHoRRIzon itself. It is also in charge of the development of the project website, social media management and creation of a story pool.
Europe wants to promote not only excellent but also socially desirable science and technology: it is vital to align the objectives of research and innovation processes with the needs and values of the societies that support them. This is the core of the ambitious initiative of the European Commission on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as a cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020, the current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. With this aim in mind, a Responsible Research and Innovation Toolkit has been produced by the EC-funded three-year project RRI Tools (2014-2016). Browse through the tools and upload your own resources here: www.rri-tools.eu.
This ambitious, four year (2011-2014), EU funded Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plan (MML) actively encouraged more universities, science institutions and organisations to develop programmes for engagement with children and young people. Our work focused on young people currently unlikely to progress to higher education, and the changes in culture required to develop these at delivery, strategic and governance levels.