Horizon 2020: Science with and for Society
Call identifier: H2020-SWAFS-2016-17
The ‘Science with and for Society’ programme will be instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive (notably to young people), increase society’s appetite for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities.
It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to 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 European society. This approach to research and innovation is called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
Against this background, the main objectives for 2016-17 for SwafS are the following:
- Implement institutional changes that foster RRI in R&I organisations: Past pilot
activities have shown great potential for the future, notably by establishing good
practices, but there are still bottlenecks to suppress (e.g. in terms of knowledge,
behaviours, and spreading of good practices) in public and private governance
frameworks, notably in RFOs and RPOs;
- Extend and update Science with and for Society and RRI knowledge base: Although
there is a good knowledge base regarding the relationships between science and society
and while actions can be already taken in a number of domains, this knowledge base
shall be extended and constantly updated. Support will be provided to embed RRI within the ERA.
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