We attended the participatory workshop held on 21-22 October 2013, organised by the European Commission and with the participation of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) to discuss how philanthropy (e.g. foundations, trusts, charities) can support a responsible approach to research and innovation.
Report of the participatory workshop.
Organized by the European Commission with the participation of the European Foundation Centre and La Caixa Foundation
Responsible research and innovation (RRI) represents a step forward in the debate on science in society. RRI encompasses all stages of research and innovation (R&I). To that end, RRI supports collaboration between all stakeholders and integrates societal issues in order to improve the excellence of R&I, a goal that perfectly matches the philanthropy’s social legitimisation as well as the European Commission. The workshop showed how mutual understanding and collaboration might lead to success. Its main outcome is maybe the common will of the EC, foundations and other philanthropic organisations to go further in the development of RRI in Europe
The paper book can be obtained through the website of the EUROPEAN COMMISIO