The PE2020 toolkit for public engagement with science can be found in
The PE2020 and the CASI projects jointly organised a policy conference for various stakeholders in Brussels, Belgium, November 16-17, 2016. Please find here the report of the conference with some conclusions of the policy messages and discussions that took place during the day.
We invite you to take a look at our policy brief “Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy – Introducing a New PE Toolkit“!
This policy brief is the last of three published by the PE2020 project. The policy brief has two aims: 1) it presents the main conclusions from the policy conference Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy, and 2) introduces a PE Toolkit for the support of future public engagement processes.
– Mikko, Luciano and Kaisa –
The quality, capacity and legitimacy of European science, technology and innovation need to be boosted. In order to do this, new governance tools and working methods are needed for public and societal engagement of science. Such tools and instruments are necessary for us to solve the wicked problems that challenge researchers, among other societal actors.
Public and societal engagement of science is claimed to have only limited impact. It has been seen as merely an inward-looking exercise that has little to do with the surrounding society and the practical problems that need to be solved. In the PE2020 project we openly challenge these claims. We re-examined the approach to studying societal and public engagement of science. We wanted to find the core of what constitutes successful PE and the key instruments that promote the use of successful methods.
Read more in our newest policy brief about boosting public and societal engagement!
– Kirsi –
Thank you for participating to the policy conference organised by the PE2020 and CASI -projects!
Please give us feedback to the conference, you can find the link to an online questionnaire here.
You can find photos of the conference https://goo.gl/photos/X8RVNAqGositkdha9 . We warmly thank Petteri Repo for his excellent pictures! We will soon add recordings of the conference to this site.
Please join us for the policy conference Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy via live stream from the Committee of Regions in Brussels. The conference will start November 16th Wednesday at 9:30 .
You can follow the discussions in the different rooms via the links below. All keynote speeches and plenaries can be found here:
For the session 1 and session 5, choose this link:
For the session 3 and session 7, choose this link:
Please send us your comments via Twitter with the #CASI_PE2020 or to @publicengagemen or @casi2020
Session 1: Innovative public engagement
Mikko Rask: What is innovative PE and why is It needed?
Luciano d’Andrea: What should be done to support PE in R&I activities?
Ville Kairamo: Global Platform Empowering Local Talent
Session 3: Societal interaction and societal impact
Timo Aarrevaara: The policy impact of PE tools
Kirsi Pulkkinen:Societal Interaction Plans In Research Projects
Tanja Suni: Living Lab of Global Change Research
Isabella Susa: Educating on science-society relations and PE for students
Session 5: Evaluation and incentives of public engagement
Session 7: Prospects of PE: Round table with sister projects
The high level policy conference on Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy is just around the corner! The organisations are just waiting for our final touch and we are expecting to see 200 highly motivated expert and stakeholder to discuss public engagement and sustainable innovation. Exciting!
While waiting for the beginning of the conference, you can take a look at our new policy brief about boosting public engagement!
The policy conference is jointly organised with the CASI project so go ahead and check out interesting new information related to sustainable innovation and its assessment and management in the CASI website as well.
You can find us in Twitter under @PublicEngagemen and @casi2020 tweeting about the conference. If you cannot join us in person, please join us in twitter using the hashtag #CASI-PE2020!
This summer The Brainport Eindhoven Region hosted the 7th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE). This conference of the Directorate-General Research & Innovation serves as a prime event under the flag of the Dutch EU Presidency in 2016. The WIRE 2016 conference provided a platform for policy makers, national and regional authorities, knowledge institutions and enterprises from all over Europe to have an in-depth discussion on research and innovation practices and challenges throughout the European regions, including possibilities in the current EU funding programmes and those beyond 2020.
One of the team leaders of PE2020 dr. Saulė Mačiukaitė-Žvinienėresults presented the results of the project in the parallel session “The Art of Collaboration 2 – Teaming up to innovate more rapidly”
About the conference: http://www.wire2016.eu/programme-themes
– Saule –
This report presents the work executed in PE2020 Work Package Three. The aim of the work package was to 1) test and refine innovative public engagement tools and processes in research programme contexts, 2) to evaluate the feasibility of using such tools in other countries, and 3) to gain further understanding of the relevance of contextual factors in designing processes for public engagement.
The seven pilot initiatives were co-designed and implemented with the research projects and programmes we examinied. Testing and introducing new public engagement processes requires them to be adapted to the preconditions of the target programmes. Through the pilot initiatives we were also able to identify innovative public engagement methods. The initiatives led to positive results with regard to the quality of the research projects as well as the relationships between the actors. The forms of public engagement used in the pilot initiatives varied from more conventional science communication and focus group discussions, to highly collaborative co-creation practices.
There has been strong pressure to find solutions that match the style and obligations of the new funding programmes. However, the successful research consortia from the first phases of adopting innovative practices have shown ability to develop both their knowledge and skills in public engagement.
-Timo Aarrevaara, Kirsi Pulkkinen and Ian Dobson-