Started in November 2021, the Research component of the European Reform University Alliance – Re:ERUA – aims at developing the research trajectory of the ERUA.
In this page you will find our activities and results to rethink research and innovation from the perspective of responsible R&I and inclusive societal engagement.
This project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme.
How can academic research engage society? How do researchers understand and strive for social impact through engaging society in their research projects?
Re:ERUA pursues Open Science-related efforts in the context of ERUA by seizing synergies within the alliance to the end of enhancing Open Science- related efforts within the alliance.
The ERUA Research Portal is an platform where you may find information on Research unit, Researchers, , scientific fields.
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This report is a research-based deliverable (WP3) in Re:ERUA project aiming to foster societal engagement though Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the European Reform University Alliance (ERUA). Taking the inspiration from existing EU guidelines and the field of RRI, while focusing also on societal engagement and social innovation, it is contributing to the aim of ‘Science with and for Society’ objective of the European Commissions’ Horizon 2020 program.
The finding of the report shows the aim of balancing economic gains and social concerns through RRI is not simple. Subsequently, RRI should also include a democratic and regenerative approach prioritizing social innovation, besides investigating how infrastructure in scientific institutions can support matters of care.
This research-based report contributes to both RRI definitions and to recent discussions of alternative excellence in ERUA by bringing in researchers’ perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds, which inform how ethical concerns and methodologies are developed in their research practices. Also, the analysis concludes that responsibility should be balanced in infrastructural measures to ensure that the connection between outputs of research and its methodological processes are stringent, such as including work conditions, early career staff and stakeholder knowledge sharing and network support. These contributions are central to the strengthening of a reform identity in the alliance.
We believe that we thus provide an approach to responsible research that acknowledges relationality and interdependency, contributing to a (re-)conceptualization of certain aspects of RRI that more explicitly focus on bridging between economic interests and social concerns. This happens amidst calls to transition from understanding of research as efficiency-based indicators and quantifiable outputs towards the creation of responsible and reflective relations with research participants, be it human or more-than-human.
Authors: WP3 team: Assoc. Prof. Katia Dupret, assist. prof. Jennifer Eschweiler, PhD. Anna Umantseva, Student Ronja Hyldkrog – Roskilde University
Dupret et al. 2022. Mapping Innovation and societal engagement – RRI through a care ethics approach
Marcia Tiburi – TERRADORADA (paintings exhibition) – Auditorium MR002
Deavan Michelle La Tray – Chroma Depth (paintings exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002
Eva Dimitrova – Beauty without filters (photgraphy exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002
Michail Bakas – Equality in Life, Society and Education Human stories. Another road to the European Dream (photography exhibition) – University Entrance Hall
Indira Sofia Molina Caliz – Au sud du sud (dance performance) – Hall Auditorium MR002 – Closing session, cocktail time.
All performances will be available on November 8 except for the dance performance which will be held just before the cocktail.