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!
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