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Context tailoring workshop on Research strategy and methodology of public engagement

The PE2020 project partners at the two units of the University of Helsinki: Consumer Society Research Centre and HEGOM Research Group organise a workshop with the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) at Aalto University. The aim of the context tailoring workshop is to contextualize and define Living Lab as a public engagement tool.

How does Living Labs as research strategy and methodology help in engaging people, cities, regions, public agencies and firms when solving major societal challenges of our time?

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Presenting Engage2020 – a sister project of the PE2020

The European Commission has identified seven Grand Challenges – key issues ranging from demographic change, green transport to efficient energy. And it is targeting the challenges with the largest research programme to date – the €80 billion Horizon 2020. The challenges can only be tackled effectively if all of society’s actors are fully engaged. And this is what Engage2020 will contribute to.

The Engage2020 project will map and explore existing societal engagement in research and innovation and inspire new actors to include this in their praxis. The project focus is on where and why citizens, stakeholders, CSO’s and other societal actors can be engaged in research and innovation processes. The aim is to increase the use of engagement methods and policies in connection to the Grand Challenges. Continue reading Presenting Engage2020 – a sister project of the PE2020