The aim of the success stories portrayed here is to highlight the importance of research in the field of Science with and for Society and the added value of Responsible Research and Innovation in the European Research Area. Project success stories that are selected by SiS.net are listed below.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a series of key activities within the Science with and for Society Programme and a cross-cutting issue in Horizon 2020. The RRI Tools project supports the successful implementation of RRI through the RRI toolkit. Project website here.
Public engagement is about involving citizens and societal actors in the decision-making process or in the research process itself – strengthening societal support of innovation. Project website here.
Open Science and Open Access have become key drivers for research and innovation and in setting political priorities. The FOSTER project provides a wide range of stakeholders with practical support on how to successfully implement Open Science/Open Access. Project website here.
The Sparks project has developed the travelling exhibition Beyond the lab: the DIY science revolution which tells the impressive stories of seven citizen scientists. It is accompanied by numerous participatory events and will visit 29 countries in Europe. Project website here.
The INTEGER project aimed to foster gender equality in research institutions through so-called "Transformational-Gender Action Plans" (T-GAPs) that functions as drivers for systemic structural change. Project website here.
The INTEGER project - Further information:
The goal of the INTEGER project was to advance gender equality in higher education and research institutions and improve the career progression of women researchers through sustainable institutional transformation. The consortium was comprised of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France, Šiauliai University in Lithuania and Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. The Center of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS) at GESIS brought its substantial experience in the evaluation of gender equality measures to bear in acting as external evaluator of the actions for transformational change. Over the course of four years GESIS’ three partners developed and implemented tailor-made Transformational Gender Action Plans (TGAPs) for two local units and the organization as a whole, taking into account the specific local, institutional and national circumstances. The measures targeted four levels: Engagement of decision-makers, organizational structure, career progression and work life balance. INTEGER followed a well thought-out management approach involving institutional and local management teams, senior management, a partnership group and an external group of experts. Regular meetings and reporting fostered direct and productive communication and cooperation between the different institutional levels, ensured the partners’ commitment to INTEGER's objectives and guaranteed an outstanding implementation of the TGAPs. Exchange of experience, mutual learning and capacity-building was advanced by seminars, close collaboration of the partners and the formative and summative evaluation carried out by GESIS/CEWS.
Based on the INTEGER experience the INTEGER consortium developed a Toolbox that provides guidelines, tools and good practice examples for setting up, implementing and evaluating institutional transformation towards gender equality in higher education and research institutions.