Responsible Research and Innovation | RRI

Responsible research and innovation is an approach that anticipates and assesses potential implications and societal expectations with regard to research and innovation, with the aim to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) implies that societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society. In practice, RRI is implemented as a package that includes multi-actor and public engagement in research and innovation, enabling easier access to scientific results, the take up of gender and ethics in the research and innovation content and process, and formal and informal science education. [European Commission]

In this context, the FP7-funded RRI Tools project is implemented with the objective to deliver a participatory set of digital resources - ‘the RRI Toolkit’ - to advocate, train, disseminate and implement RRI. So far, the project has gathered a wealth of online resources from all over Europe and developed new ones – the RRI Toolkit – to help stakeholders (researchers, policy-makers, business and industry, educators and civil society organizations) across Europe - including South East Europe, to put Responsible Research and Innovation into practice. The RRI Toolkit is online since March 2016 at Collaborating with all stakeholders, the project ultimately aims at creating a Community of Practice in Europe, which will ensure the use, evolution and enrichment of the Toolkit. RRI Tools is being carried out by a consortium of 26 partners extending across 30 countries of the European Research Area, and is coordinated by "La Caixa" Foundation (Spain). The coordinator of the SEE RRI Hub is the Center for the promotion of Science from Belgrade. Please find below all related information to RRI tools project and SEE RRI Hub.

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