The TeRRItoria project organizes a series of online webinars with the aim to provide some theoretical means as well as practical experiences that are useful to design institutional changes in territories to implement effective RRI principles into R&I ecosystems. More specifically:
- How to engage citizens in Regional Development policies: Tuesday 18th of January 2022, from 14:00 to 16:00 CET
- Institutional changes for Responsible Research and Innovation: Thursday 20th of January 2022, from 14:00 to 16:00 CET
- The way forward, Tuesday 25th of January 2022, from 14:00 to 16:00 CET
How to engage citizens in regional development policies
There is a need to better connect democratic institutions with European citizens; is responsible research and innovation a useful approach? Could RRI improve the citizens’ engagement in regional development strategies? In some European territories, RRI has proven to be an effective mechanism to co-create research and innovation outcomes, and provide input to policy agendas. Nowadays it ensures that policy makers develop inclusive strategies, and are able to mobilise all the regional stakeholders to address societal challenges (e.g. sustainable smart specialisation strategies S4). The first session is dedicated to discuss with practical examples and relevant academics how RRI supports the participation of civil society in regional development strategies bringing mission-oriented policies towards societal challenges.
About TeRRItoria project
TeRRItoria is a Horizon 2020 project which aims to position regions and local authorities as places for science governance, education, public engagement, ethics, and open access. TeRRItoria operates in a context of transition in European society, which is often critical. For territorial governance, this shift and transition can be a challenge to the usual strategies and measures fostering economic development and social cohesion.