The aim of this working group is to exploring Societal Engagement within ERUA and foster the engagement for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) of all sectors’ organizations and citizens through good governance, mutual learning, agreed practices and multi-actor and public engagement initiatives in research and innovation.
We explore fellow researchers’ ideas and practices within collaborative research projects.
Coordinator : Roskilde University Katia Dupret – email@example.com
This report is a research-based deliverable 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.
How can academic research engage society? How do researchers understand and strive for social impact through engaging society in their research projects? To explore these questions, we undertook a mapping of collaborative research projects across five ERUA alliance Universities. These projects reflect a great diversity of collaboration formats as well as thoughts about how researchers themselves understand what collaborating with society entails
Three collaborative experiments has been launched in 2022 and 2023 to analyse the collaborating processes with external stakeholders.