Open Call for Proposals: Participatory Elements in Research and Innovation

Publication date
July 20, 2022
September 26, 2022
Short description

The Horizon 2020 Project PRO-Ethics is working with research and innovation funding organisations (RFOs) across Europe to test new, ethical ways to involve citizens in research and innovation activities or decision-making processes. PRO-Ethics delivers outputs in the form of an ethics framework, together with a set of practical guidelines and actionable criteria for assessing the quality and ethics of participation processes. They have the potential to benefit stakeholders across the EU and beyond. Together with TAFTIE, PRO-Ethics wants to give another RFO the opportunity to invest in their organisation’s capabilities to try out new forms of participation in the future. Under the initiative, a budget of 25,000 EUR is available for an innovative project initiated by a European RFO (see target group). Beneficiaries will also be invited to selected PRO-Ethics project activities.

Through workshops, consultations, field visits, etc., the RFO should develop its competencies so that it can carry out participatory activities as part of its portfolio in the future. As in the project itself, future participatory activities can take place in various fields of action: e.g. in research and innovation projects, in strategy development and in evaluation processes. Such future activities must be new territory for the RFO, they must actively involve relevant stakeholders (citizens, NGOs, users of an innovation, etc.), and address ethical issues.

Funded activities must prepare the RFO to implement such participatory activities in the future. Examples for funded activities are:

• Field visits to RFOs already implementing participatory activities in different action fields and countries
• Staff training or train the trainer for capacity building
• Focus groups with multi-stakeholders to learn about needs and interests
• Guided reflection workshops for participation processes with the organisation
• Writing workshop for participatory call development
• Etc.

Funding may be requested for projects that are clearly defined in terms of objectives, target groups and methods by using the attached application form.

Target group: Public research funding organisations (RFOs), based in Europe (EU members and associated countries including UK), especially members of TAFTIE or Science Europe. Consortia out of two or more RFOs are possible, PRO-Ethics partners are not eligible.

For more details about the requirements and format, length of the proposal, templates, eligible costs, evaluation criteria, selection process, please refer to the source page of the call:

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
  • H2020
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on July 21, 2022
Modified on July 21, 2022