Mr. Norbert Steinhaus holds a diploma in agriculture. He is board member of Wissenschaftsladen Bonn (Bonn Science Shop) since 1990. For the last 20 years he cooperated in international projects on citizen participation in science and technology or RRI. Actually, he coordinates the Horizon 2020 project TeRRIFICA on climate change adaptation and is involved in the EC-funded bioeconomy project Allthings.bioPRO. Since 2007, he is coordinator of Living Knowledge, the international Science Shop network.
He is member of the mission assembly for Soil Health and Food for the upcoming European Research Framework Programme ‘Horizon Europe’. In 2014 he has been member of the steering committee for the SIS-RRI conference which was organised by the National Research Council of Italy and held in Rome within the 2014 Italian presidency of the European Union. In 2018, he was appointed to a transfer audit for cooperation strategies of a German university, which was initiated by the Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft and the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry for Culture and Science.
Moreover, he is an active member in APUCEN (Asian Pacific University Community Engagement Network), and is networking in local, regional, national and international networks such as NCCPE (National Cooperation Center for Public Engagement, UK), GUNI (Global University Network for Innovation), and GACER (Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research) and Canadian and US-based Community Based Research (CBR) and Knowledge Mobilisation Networks.