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September  17-19, Tartu, Estonia

Multi-conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society 2018

The scientific research is more and more addressing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in the perspective of the Responsible Research and Innovation, aiming to anticipate and assess Implications and societal expectations and to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation.

The concept of RRI is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy with the objective to promote a vision for a stronger collaboration among social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizens in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and improve the role of society in environmental preservation.

Many researches, European initiatives and projects in different domains and contexts already started to address RRI principles and themes, but in the last years a wide discussion is arising on these topics that requires to systematically share information and knowledge.

The Multi-conference overall aim is to establish, organise and activate a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) community which involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation.

The annual Multi-conference is the best occasion to reach and federate diverse targeted RRI groups and to discuss case studies and experiences on RRI principles. These conferences are launched also for reinforcing the RRI community identity. Case studies and experiences will be collected and presented in the conference proceedings so providing an overview of several cases and experiences on Responsible Research and Innovation performed in several past and running projects on RRI.

Organiser: Fernando Ferri, CNR-IRPPS, Italy

Local organiser: Sandre Kask, AHHAA, Estonia

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