Responsible research & innovation (RRI) Project directory

COMPASS has compiled an overview of RRI projects and initiatives carried out in Europe over the course of the past ten years. The COMPASS project directory below contains 130 publicly funded RRI projects in Europe. Our project directory aims to facilitate the search for RRI projects in Europe. You can download search instructions here.

For a quick look at the key figures check out our factsheet. For a detailed outline, have a look at the COMPASS policy paper, which maps out approaches, objectives and thematic priorities of publicly funded RRI projects at European level, and describes their spread across Europe via budget shares and numbers of participations.

You can find more information, results and project output on responsible innovation in the European Commission’s database CORDIS, as well as the RRI Toolkit!

Over the course of the project, it has become evident that rules, regulations and funding criteria could function as external incentives to implement responsible innovation in SMEs. The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), as coordinator of the COMPASS project, has therefore developed recommendations for EU research and innovation policy, with support of the COMPASS High Level Expert Advisory Board.


Project Acronym: ESOF2016
Project Title: EuroScience Open Forum 2016 (Manchester)
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Responsible Innovation Dimension: ,
Description: The broad aim of this proposal is to advance the Horizon 2020 aims embodied in the Science WAF Society programme by organising the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). As Europe’s largest science communication event this will support the programme aims of addressing European societal challenges, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will promote the concept of responsible research and innovation in the context of Horizon 2020 and the ERA. Engagement will be sought from the full range of stakeholders including researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations and others. First held in Stockholm in 2004, ESOF is a biennial, interdisciplinary, pan-European, general science meeting taking place in a major European city, which aims to showcase the latest advances in scientific research and innovation; promote dialogue on the role of S&T in society and public policy; stimulate and provoke public interest and engagement, excitement and debate about S&T, and engage the European science community with global partners and perspectives, including business. ESOF is a platform created by EuroScience to provide the European research and innovation community with a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences, and to provide a focus for attracting global researchers and innovators to Europe. ESOF2016 (‘Science As Revolution’), will take place in Manchester and will showcase the very best of UK and European scientific thought and discovery across all fields (including social science and humanities). It will discuss and explore world-class research within the mainstream of scientific culture and debate without compromising on excellence, and by doing this ESOF2016 aims to support the sustainability of the European research and innovation ecosystem by engaging and inspiring the next generation.

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