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 .
The objective of the PE2020 project is to identify, analyse and refine innovative PE tools and instruments for dynamic and responsible governance of R&I. The study Innovative Public Engagement – A Conceptual Model of Public Engagement in Dynamic and Responsible Governance of Research and Innovation elaborates a conceptual framework of PE, where innovativeness, participatory performance and dynamic governance remain the key concerns. Our data are based on descriptions of 38 innovative PE cases, selected from a global sample of 256 cases that were identified in the data basis of the MASIS and Engage2020 projects, a systematic literature review, and our own qualitative survey.
By setting public engagement (PE) as a key thematic element of responsible research and innovation (RRI), the European Commission promotes fundamental changes in the way in which civil society and other stakeholders outside the scientific community influence – and is expected to influence – research activities. Promoting PE means giving more weight to citizens and stakeholders in the definition of research needs, in the critical reflection of current and future research priorities, and in the implementation of R&I activities.
Check out the video for interviews of experts about public engagement!
The PE2020-project organised in April a context tailoring workshop about living labs and public engagement. Some of the experts participating into the workshop expressed their expert opinions related to public engagement.
You will hear answers to questions such as:
What would be the benefits if research would take into account stakeholder engagement in greater extent?
Does public engagement have a role in social Innovation and reflective learning and why?
What kinds of problems do you see in science and governance?
How do you see that public or stakeholder engagement (for example in living labs) could find answers to societal challenges and the development of technology?
Please listen to Tanja Suni, Iina Koskinen, Maija Sirola, Timo Hämäläinen, Tony Gaye and Erkki Ormala and share us your views in the comment page!
One of our main goals the last months has been the completion of Work Package 1, with particularly strong efforts going into completing a catalogue compiling what we believe to be some of the most innovative public engagement initiatives in Europe and beyond. The main purpose of the catalogue is to explore and understand innovative public engagement as well as providing a platform for international inspiration. Now we stand near the finishing line and therefore an update seems in order.
The PE2020-project consortium is searching for the most innovative public engagement initiatives in Europe and beyond. The cases will be collected in a catalogue of innovative tools and instruments that will provide a rich picture of innovative public engagement in Europe.
Engaging public in the policy making in becoming increasingly interesting to policy makers. They have recognised the positive effects of public engagement such as being better informed about the opinions, needs and interest of the citizens and reaching a better acceptability of the policy measures among the people.
In early May 2014, several hundred delegates from across the globe assembled in Salvador, Bahia for the biannual conference of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) network. It is a deliberate and distinctive feature of the PCST conference series that it attracts both academics and practitioners involved in science communication, thus invoking a particularly vibrant and stimulating atmosphere of mutual learning and cross-fertilisation. Click to the PCST site here: http://www.pcst.co/