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: PROSO
Project Title: Promoting societal engagement under the terms of RRI
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Description: The main objective of PROSO is to foster societal engagement under the terms of RRI in the research and innovation systems in Europe through generation of a policy guide for developing governance for the advancement of societal engagement under RRI in relation to three fields of R&I. The policy guide will be based on the results that PROSO will achieve through an analysis of barriers and incentives for engaging Third sector actors and citizens under the terms of RRI in relation to publicly funded research including public-private partnership research initiatives. This analysis will be carried out across three R&I domains (nanotechnology; food & health; bio-economy) focusing on selected cases of R&I situations in each domain and be based on an investigation of the points of view of Third sector actors and citizens and of other stakeholders/actors contributing significantly to RRI including science/technology policy makers, research funders, academics, and industry/businesses. Main methods used will be semi-structured interviews with the major actors contributing to RRI; national citizen panels that will be carried out in five European countries; an European multi-actor deliberation event on promising approaches to encourage and implement societal engagement under the terms of RRI; and a couple of expert/stakeholder workshops on selected topics.

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