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Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society

Objective

PERARES strengthens public engagement in research (PER) by developing multi-annual action plans, involving researchers and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the formulation of research agendas and the research process. It uses debates on science to actively articulate research requests of civil society. These are forwarded to research institutes, and results are used in a next phase of the debate. Thus, these debates move ‘upstream’ into agenda setting.
For this, partners link existing debate formats with the science shop network – already linking civil society and research institutes - and start a transnational web portal for debates. This is piloted on nanotechnology, then every few months a new debate starts. These are connected to the European reflection on the grand societal challenges for the future of the ERA.
To be able to answer to research requests, it is necessary to enlarge and strengthen the network of research bodies doing research for/with CSOs. Thus, nine new science shop like facilities throughout Europe are started, mentored by experienced partners. Science shop-like work is advanced by adding studies on good practices to the available knowledge base and organising workshops. Guidelines to evaluate the impact of engagement activities are developed and tested.
The partners pilot and assess alternative forms of agenda-setting dialogue between researchers and CSOs, e.g. long-term periodic meetings, and direct co-operations in two important social sciences fields: Roma/Traveller’s issues and domestic violence issues.
The partners also investigate the potential role of higher education institutes and funding councils in supporting co-operation with CSOs. PERARES discusses its activities with the wider community through two large conferences and ongoing dissemination.
Thus, through increased, better structured co-operation, more researchers and CSOs engage in incorporating needs, concerns and knowledge of civil society in research agendas.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 669 962,56
Administrative Contact
Henk A.J. Mulder (Dr.)

Participants (27)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 958,10
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Oude Lansink (Ms.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 90 132,15
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martine Follet (Ms.)
WISSENSCHAFTSLADEN BONN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 370 392,26
Address
Reuterstrasse 157
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Norbert Steinhaus (Mr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 964,90
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pauline Mccann (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 943,33
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Cann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 66 446,96
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 46 007,18
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Bates (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 57 389,43
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gomez Aitor (Prof.)
SCIENCES CITOYENNES
France
EU contribution
€ 83 530,73
Address
38 Rue Saint-sabin
75011 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Glen Millot (Dr.)
COMUNAUTE D'UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 43 221,54
Address
92 Rue Du Pasteur
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Korc (Ms.)
VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pär Omling (Prof.)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 44 041,16
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vassilios Kelessidis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 59 171
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rodica Stanescu (Prof.)
ESSRG KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 43 211,77
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Balint Balasz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Norway
EU contribution
€ 150 021,50
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Troels Jacobsen (Mr.)
ADRECA ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT D'UNE RECHERCHE CITOYENNE ET ACTIVE
France
EU contribution
€ 64 123,22
Address
Avenue Centrale 701 Batiment Eve
38400 Saint Martin D Heres
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Maugis (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 89 024
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Vargiu (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES PRIFYSGOLDE CYMRU

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Llantwit Road Treforest
CF37 1DL Pontypridd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steven Harris (Dr.)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 90 132,10
Address
Diogenes Street 6 Engomi
1516 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Efstathiades (Dr.)
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 58 659,97
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rene Tõnnisson (Mr.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 72 119,66
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Killard (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 12 519,43
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Søgaard Jørgensen (Dr.)
Wissenschafts und Technologie - Transfer Zittau (WTT) e. V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 824,85
Address
(C/o Dr. D. Ludwig) Ernst-may-str. 59
02785 Olbersdorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karl-Heinz Reiche (Mr.)
The Heschel Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership
Israel
EU contribution
€ 42 693
Address
Nahlat Binyamin St
66102 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vered Balan (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 35 441,62
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lèneke Pfeiffer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 311,12
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 128 797,46
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nini Winther (Mrs.)