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.
The 4th International conference “Science in Society” was held in Vancouver, Canada. According to the organisers science has traditionally been characterized by empiricism, objectivity, and a productive autonomy from the social world. While these remain important elements of modern scientific methods and practice, science’s ability to remain independent of human agendas and values is increasingly being challenged.
PE2020 project is based on intensive cooperation between the consortium, national science policy actors, research programmes and citizens. Public engagement pilots will be organized in the context of 6 research programmes focusing on grand societal challenges, such as climate change and aging.
In WP1 we identify innovative public engagement tools and procedures, such as societal advisory panels and criteria or games and simulations used in the design and prioritization of research. Most innovative procedures will be transferred to new contexts, where they will be tested and evaluated.
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