iDEAlab, in cooperation with the Center for the promotion of sciences from Belgrade, organized one day RRI Tools training. The training was held on December 23rd 2016 in Central University Building.
RRI Tools is a three year long project funded under the European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007-2013) to foster Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe with a view to a harmonious and efficient relationship between science and European society.
RRI in a nutshell is:
- Involving society in science and innovation ‘very upstream’ in the processes of R&I to align its outcomes with the values of society.
- A wide umbrella connecting different aspects of the relationship between R&I and society: public engagement, open access, gender equality, science education, ethics, and governance.
- A cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020, the EU Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020.
- RRI is encompassing 6 fields relating to R&I: public engagement, formal and informal education to science, gender equality, ethics, the open access to scientific results and R&I governance itself.
RRI Tools training in Novi Sad gathered a large number of representatives of scientific and research community, as well as representatives of the state administration. Guest speakers at the training were Prof. Dr. Vojin Šenk from the Department of Energy, Electronics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Prof. Dr. Tijana Prodanovic from faculty of Sciences, Karolina Kabok Lendak, PhD student from Center for Gender Studies, University in Novi Sad. The main topics discussed were the technological innovation, the democratization of science, communication in science and experience in applying for European funds.