Projekt

Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020 (CIMULACT)

CIMULACT has as a main objective to add to the relevance and accountability of European research and innovation on EU as well as national level, by engaging citizens and stakeholders in co-creation of research agendas based on real and validated societal visions, needs and demands.

The project will expand the outlook and debate on STI issues, increase scientific literacy in a broad sense, which includes the understanding of the societal role of Science, Technology and innovation (STI), and create shared understanding between scientific stakeholders, policy-makers and citizens. This multi-actor approach will embrace EU28 plus Norway and Switzerland.

CIMULACT builds on the principle/conviction that the collective intelligence of society gives Europe a competitive advantage, which may be activated to strengthen the relevance of the European science and technology system. By establishing genuine dialogue between citizens, stakeholders, scientists, and policymakers, visions and scenarios for desirable futures will be developed and debated, and transformed into recommendations and suggestions for research and innovation policies and topics.

In short, CIMULACT will

  • create vision and scenarios that connect societal needs with future expected advances in Science and their impact on technology, society, environment etc. in connection to the grand challenges
  • provide concrete input to Horizon 2020 through recommendations and policy options for R&I and simulated calls for the Horizon2020 Work Programmes.
  • engage citizens and stakeholders in a highly participatory debate/consultation/process on scenarios for desirable sustainable futures and research
  • build capacities in citizen and multi-actor engagement in R&I through development, experimentation, training and assessment of methods for engagement
  • facilitate dialogue and shared understanding between policymakers, citizens, and stakeholders
  • reveal the relative merits of the citizen focused consultations

Fraunhofer ISI is:

  • leading the multi-stakeholder dialogue for translating citizens visions into societal needs and co-creating the research topics (Workpackage 2)
  • Supporting the concept development for the citizen visioning workshops (WP1)
  • Implementing the citizen visioning workshops in Germany (WP1&3)
  • Supporting the methodological learning (WP5)

Duration

07/2015 – 12/2017

Client

    European Commission

Partners

  • The Danish Board of Technology Foundation – DBT (Denmark) (Project Coordinator)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (Germany)
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) – Institute of Technology Assessment – ITA (Austria)
  • Missions Publiques – MP (France)
  • Strategic Design Scenarios – SDS (Belgium)
  • Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences – TCASCR (Czech Republic)
  • Institutul de Prospectiva – PROSPECTIVA (Romania)
  • Applied Research and Communications Fund – ARC fund (Bulgaria)
  • GreenDependent Institute Nonprofit Ltd – GDI (Hungary)
  • Design Department – POLIMI (Italy)
  • Association for Science and Discovery Centres – ASDC (United Kingdom)
  • The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation – FCRi (Spain)
  • The Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment – TA SWISS (Switzerland)
  • The National Consumer Research Centre – NCRC (Finland)
  • Norwegian Board of Technology – NBT (Norway)
  • The Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute – ITeE-PIB (Poland)
  • Knowledge economy forum – KEF (Lithuania)
  • Baltic Consulting (Latvia (and Estonia))
  • University College Cork – UCC (Ireland)
  • Research institute – LEI (The Netherlands)
  • MEDIATEDOMAIN – Lda (Portugal)
  • The University of Malta – UoM (Malta)
  • The Slovak Academy of Sciences – SAS (Slovakia)
  • Slovenian Business & Research Association v SBRA (Slovenia)
  • RTD TALOS LIMITED (RTD TALOS) (Cyprus)
  • 4MOTION – SOCIAL ACTOR FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (Luxemburg)
  • ODRZIVI RAZVOJ ZAJEDNICE – SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – (ODRAZ) (Croatia)
  • STATENS GEOTEKNISKA INSTITUT (SGI) SWEDISH GEOTECHICAL INSTITUTE – DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE PLANNING AND CLIMATE ADAPTION (Sweden)
  • ATLANTIS SYMVOULEFTIKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA ATLANTIS CONSULTING SA (ALT) (Greece)

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