Specific challenge: Ensuring that research and innovation in this societal challenge is not only excellent, but also relevant and responsive to the needs of all is important, not least in ensuring the uptake of results.
Scope: Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plans (MML) are one means of ensuring the engagement of all relevant groups and aim to tackle research and innovation related challenges by creating partnerships with a variety of perspectives, knowledge and experience.
MMLs are Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) with at least 10 countries that allow discussion and cooperation between science and society at different stages of the research and innovation process. MMLs comprise at least one of each of the following types of partners: research performing or funding organisations, industry/businesses, policy makers, Civil Society Organisations. The consortium may also include media, education establishments, science academies, museums, science centres, etc. Ensuring a balanced distribution of roles and responsibilities between the different types of participants shall be evaluated under evaluation criterion 2.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
Expected impact: The MML should contribute to the implementation of ‘Science with and for Society’ issues (public engagement, ethics, gender perspectives, science education, communication and access to and dissemination of scientific information) in the area of health. It shlould develop a common communication and implementation strategy to further the implementation of the MML outcomes and recommendations. It should contribute to relevant EU related initiatives and policy developments at local, national and European levels.
Type of action: Coordination and support actions