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Big Picnic:Big Questions - engaging the public with Responsible Research and Innovation on Food Security

Objective

Ensuring the availability of and access to sufficient safe and nutritious food is a key priority that impacts all EU citizens and Horizon 2020 has therefore identified food security as one of the major challenges to be addressed. BGCI, an international network organisation will work with botanic gardens, experienced informal science centres with research expertise in food and food plants, alongside other key organisations to implement the BigPicnic project. This project builds, through the co-creation approach and public debate, public understanding of food security issues and enables adults and young people across Europe and in Africa to debate and articulate their views on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in this field to their peers, scientists and policy makers.
The project involves the delivery of low-cost, co-created outreach exhibitions on food security, using the metaphor of a picnic basket; the exhibition will include information, activities and participatory events that engage a broad range of target audiences (adults, schoolchildren and families). Building on audience engagement and data captured from these initial, locally held, exhibitions, the project will run science cafés in publicly accessible and informal engagement areas as well as in botanic gardens, again capturing public views on RRI and food security. The final phase of the project will consolidate the findings of the public engagement to produce two key publications, a report articulating public opinion and recommendations for RRI on food security and a co-creation toolkit that will build capacity for engagement in further science institutions across the EU. A number of case studies on RRI will be provided to support the EU RRI toolkit currently under construction. It is expected that the project evaluation will show organisational learning and change amongst partner institutions. Partners will go on to disseminate training and promotion of RRI for future public engagement.

Call for proposal

H2020-ISSI-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-ISSI-2015-1

Coordinator

BOTANIC GARDENS CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL LBG
Net EU contribution
€ 405 372,50
Address
Kew Road 199 Descanso House
TW9 3BW Richmond
United Kingdom

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 405 372,50

Participants (19)

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 300 468,75
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 300 468,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 184 610,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 184 610,00
AGENTSCHAP PLANTENTUIN MEISE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 169 735,00
Address
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 169 735,00
STICHTING WAAG SOCIETY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 166 500,00
Address
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 166 500,00
COMUNE DI BERGAMO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 166 781,25
Address
Piazza Matteotti 27
24122 Bergamo

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Bergamo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 166 781,25
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 164 031,25
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 164 031,25
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 131 991,25
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 131 991,25
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 146 562,50
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 146 562,50
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 150 710,00
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 150 710,00
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 126 362,50
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 126 362,50
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 156 337,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 156 337,50
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 156 337,50
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 156 337,50
LANDESHAUPTSTADT HANNOVER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 157 716,25
Address
Trammplatz 2
30159 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 157 716,25
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 157 716,25
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 157 716,25
WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN BONN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 173 081,25
Address
Reuterstrasse 157
53113 Bonn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 173 081,25
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 195 718,75
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 195 718,75
TOORO BOTANICAL GARDENS
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 140 328,75
Other funding
€ 140 328,75
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 178 406,25
Address
Inverleith Row 20a
EH3 5LR Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 178 406,25