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EMAPS - Brussels1 6th October 2014 - Event Invitation

On the 16th of October the EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science) partners are coming together in Brussels to showcase the results of the sprints and investigate how the methodology can be used in other areas.
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Challenging futures of citizen panels - Critical issues for robust forms of public participation

This report emerged from the workshop “Challenging futures of citizen panels”,held by the Innovation in Governance Research Group on April 26, 2013, at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Berlin, Germany. The workshop was conceptualized and designed as a platform for a wide variety of actors involved in citizen panel design and implementation to identify and discuss issues and challenges for the future development of participatory methods. Download PDF file

Consultation on Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society Work Programme 2016-2017

We are pleased to inform you that we have just launched an open public consultation on the potential priorities for the Horizon 2020 'Science with and for Society' work programme of Horizon 2020 covering the period 2016-2017.

The aim of this consultation is to obtain views and contributions from a broad constituency. The contributions received will complement the opinion provided by an External Advisory Group of high level experts set up by the Commission according to Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 establishing Horizon 2020.

For more information, and to answer the consultation please visit:

We would be grateful if you could forward the link above to any interested individual or organisation in your network.

2014 STEM Educator Academy – a joint conference of Intel and European Schoolnet, organized in partnership with European Union Contest for Young Scientists, Warsaw University and the Copernicus Science Centre. Warsaw, 21-23/24 September 2014.
The Educator Academy concept brings together most dedicated educators and government officials from around the world to improve science education and identify ways to boost students’ interest in STEM careers. Drawing together leading figures from Teacher Professional Development, STEM policies (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the Academia, the conference is an opportunity to share best practices and to explore proven, innovative methods of engaging students in pursuing scientific careers.

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Policy Brief: Putting the Science into Regionalization

logo A policy brief, based on the discussions held at the GAP2 workshop 'Putting the Science into Regionalization: Participatory Approaches in the New, Regionlized CFP', has now been authored by GAP2 scientists Dr. Steven Mackinson and Dr. Martin Pastoors.
This is now available to read, and in PDF format, on the GAP2 website.
Alongside the post-event policy briefing, you will find links to pre-workshop materials and, furthermore, to a detailed workshop report.

Science with and for Society Brokerage Event

14th May 2014 Brussels, Belgium

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Do you intend to prepare a proposal under Science with and for Society 2014 Call for proposals?
Start building your consortium!

The network for National Contact Points for Science with and for Society ( invites all stakeholder involved in the Science with and for Society Programme of Horizon 2020 to the 2014 Brokerage Event. The main objective is to provide first-hand information by the European Commission officials about the first Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society call for proposals and then bring all stakeholders together (universities, research institutions, civil society organisations, SMEs, public bodies, Science Centres etc.) in order to meet potential Co-ordinators and partners in a fruitful networking environment.

The event is organised by in cooperation with the European Commission and will take place at the MCE Conference Centre, Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, in Brussels. Participation is free of charge. For detailed information aboutregistration and the agenda, please visit the event web page.


Educating the educators

15 -16 December 2014 in Essen, Germany

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EASST conference - Situating Solidarities: social challenges for science and technology studies

17 - 19 September 2014, Torun, Poland

Event logo Stakeholder involvement: an inclusive or exclusive practice?
In the governance of science and technology, in particular in research programming and in establishing research priorities, policy makers expect from stakeholder involvement, the involvement of organized interest groups, to meet two objectives: firstly, to address 'societal challenges' by taking a broader range of interests, perspectives, knowledge/s, needs and demands into account; secondly, to increase the legitimacy of governance of science and technology. The benefits, limits and disadvantages of stakeholder involvement to increase legitimacy in the governance of science and technology are debated in STS and beyond.

They are especially interested in discussing contributions on stakeholder involvement in research policy and approaches to tackle them in practice: empirical studies, analyses of implementation experiences and theoretical perspectives.

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Submit your abstract (Deadline 23 April 2014.)

GREAT project

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The GREAT project develops an empirically based and theoretically sound model of the role of responsible research and innovation governance. The project explores the dynamics of participation in research and innovation, and investigate the characteristics of responsible practices.
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International Conference "Transition to a new society" organised by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, 20-21/03/2014

"Human society is currently undergoing changes of a nature unprecedented in both magnitude and intensity. The outcome of this development will be a different type of civilization based mainly on knowledge, information, communication and the most importantly – mobility. One of the main difficulties in this transition is the emerging gap between the accelerating pace of technological change and the slower pace of cultural evolution."
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This conference gathering many academies of science has been an opportunity to shed a light on the importance of socio-epistemic networks in a new society. The support to socio-epistemic networks will create socio-epistemic capital, hence wealth in the future knowledge-based society.
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2nd International PROFILES Conference


From 25th to 27th August 2014,the PROFILES Consortium would like to invite all interested colleagues to the “2nd (and final) PROFILES International Conference on ‘how to enhance IBSE and Scientific Literacy’ in Europe.” This Conference will take place in Berlin. Project results will be presented to stakeholders and to other invited guests from schools and other educational practices and colleagues from other FP6, FP7 and/or projects related to the Conference’s topic are especially invited! And all are invited to submit a brief proposal for the foreseen “interactive poster presentation” at the PROFILES conference. Further information regarding the current status of the “2nd (and final) PROFILES International Conference on ‘how to enhance IBSE and Scientific Literacy’ in Europe” will be available and will be regularly updated on the PROFILES website.

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ECB/ingenious video resources

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A catalogue of video resources, to provide you with a new outlook of STEM education and career paths: from role models and industry visits, to resources to use in class and STEM teachers sharing their experiences with inGenious.

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Creative Little Scientists

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The Creative Little Scientists consortium is delighted to announce the Creative Little Scientists Final Conference. The Conference titled “Enabling Creativity through Science and Mathematics in Early Years Education”, will be held on 22-23 March 2014, at Ellinogermaniki Agogi school premises in Pallini, Attica, Greece.

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Children as Societal actors for a sustainable future



SiS Catalyst Policy Practice Interface Conference
Hogeschool Ghent, Belgium 2nd -5th March 2014

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“Public engagement with research and research engagement with society”

Policy Brief on experiences and attitudes of research funding organisations toward public engagement with research with and for civil society and its organisations

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Video Contest

If you are 18 or younger, gather your friends and take part in the video contest from EU project MARLISCO! Grab your video camera and tell us why we should care about marine litter, how the issue can be tackled or what you have done in your school or community on this issue. This is a great chance to share your vision and inspire thousands of people with your ideas and message! See the conditions of the contest for your country at - Send us your video by the 14th February 2014

Optimising Civil Society Participation in Research

Policy-relevant findings from CONSIDER (Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance), a research project investigating CSO involvement in EU-funded research. Policy Brief 1 – July 2013 On-going Project.

'Harvest letter'

Participatory workshop held in Brussels on 12-13 September bringing together the recently launched Responsible Research and Innovation governance projects.

Media Week dedicated to public engagement in science

This week the EU is showcasing a number of SiS projects (MML on Marine letter, Children as change agents, Food, Fisheries, Aging, Urban Waste) during a full media week dedicated to public engagement in science, as part of the media campaign of the European Year of Citizens. >

The postings will be launched on three social media platforms:


Twitter: @EU_Commission

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European Foundation Centre   

 The European Foundation Centre has launched a survey among its members in order to assess to what extend the Foundations perform activities related to RRI.

You can see the call for this survey at:

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ESF will organise an event relating to RRI on "Bioenergy and Bio-renewables: Integrating scientific and societal agendas" (6-9 October 2013, Zandvoort, NL):

This conference will raise among other issues, the desired outcomes of integrating RRI in Horizon 2020 scientific programmes, and the steps needed to be taken now to ensure that the desire outcomes actually happen over the next seven years

Voices for Innovation

Voices for innovationVOICES is a Europe-wide citizen consultation process, funded by the EU and led by ECSITE, the European network of science centres and museums, which is contributing to setting the research agenda in Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s strategy to advance research and innovation. One thousand European citizens in all 27 EU countries have engaged in VOICES participatory workshops on innovative uses and solutions for urban waste and the transition to a zero waste society. This video presents the major steps of the implementation of the initiative.

VOICES is a truly innovative public engagement method of integrating Views, Opinions and Ideas of Citizens in Europe On Science, and in particular in support of the 'Climate action, resource efficiency, raw materials' Societal Challenge of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme beginning in 2014.


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