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: MadridERN2016-2017
Project Title: Researchers, moving Europe forward. Meet them, join them!
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: Under the motto ‘Researchers, moving Europe forward. Meet them, join them!‘, European Researchers’ Night in Madrid, 2016-2017 underlines the importance of researchers’ work for the advancement in Europe, offering public at large, students, children and families the opportunity to meet them, talk to them, know the work they carry out and how they spend their free time. Showing their hobbies, their hopes and their enthusiasm for the work they accomplish. A strong and timely awareness campaign will be launched combining traditional communication vectors with on line ones ( social networks, website, blogs…) 72 appealing activities will be held in a playful and relaxing atmosphere in different venues of seven cities in the Region of Madrid covering varied neighbourhood where people with diverse interests and backgrounds live. Special attention will be paid to young people in order to encourage them to embark on scientific careers and also to foster the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit among them. All scientific disciplines will be represented along with other issues such as arts, sports, literature, cooking, etc. Gender balanced will be also taken into account as well as the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in order to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation. The involvement of the societal actors and stakeholders is a guarantee of public engagement. Researchers benefited by European programmes and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows will join the activities, having a real presence in the Europeans’ corners, highlighting therefore the European dimension of the event. Common actions will be performed together with another European Researchers’ Night in Europe and in Spain and also if appropriate in the same Region.

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