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: VOICES
Project Title: Voices for Innovation
Funding Programme: FP7
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: VOICES is a Europe-wide public consultation process in the area of urban waste to pilot a methodology and process to involve European citizens in the definition of research priorities. The Ecsite network will host 99 focus groups, involving a total of 990 citizens in all European countries to provide ideas, values, needs and expectations about the theme “Urban waste and innovation”. The results of the consultation will be used by the Consolidation group set up with call SiS.2013.1.2.1-2. The methodology used for the public consultation adheres to the highest academic standards and will be validated by an advisory group. The data from the consultations will be analyzed and aggregated at national and European level; citizens and stakeholders will be able to comment on the results before these are finalized. A series of public events will disseminate the results of the consultations and will highlight the participatory process. Moreover, an on-line tool will document the entire process and will provide open data access to the results of the consultation. The project will be externally evaluated with respect to process and outcomes.

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