Public Engagement with Research And Research Engagement with Society: a four years project funded by the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme started in 2010. The PERARES project aims to strengthen public engagement in research (PER) by involving researchers and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the formulation of research agendas and the research process.
It uses various debates (or dialogues) on Science to actively articulate research request of civil society. These are forwarded to research institutes and results are used in the next phase of the debate. Thus, theses debates move ‘upstream’ into agenda settings. For this, partners link existing debate formats – such as science café’s, science festivals, online-forums – with the Science Shop network - already linking civil society and research institutes.
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, ten 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.
Coordinator of the PERARES project:
Dr. Henk Mulder, Science Shop, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
T. +31 (0)50.363 4436, firstname.lastname@example.org
This web site is part of the project Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society – PERARES, which received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° SiS-CT-2010-244264 (as a Coordination Action in the area of Capacities/Science-in-Society), from 1-5-2010 to 1-5-2014
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