And the sun came out… From 1-3 February 2017 the 3rd EnRRICH consortium meeting took place in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Hosted by our partner IrsiCaixa all 12 partners gathered to update each other face-to-face about the progress of the different work packages and to discuss future steps and tasks.
In the past months the partners have been busy with piloting RRI teaching practices at their Higher Education institutions and supporting academic staff to integrate RRI elements in particular public engagement in their modules. This work is still ongoing. The team from University College Cork presented their CBPR module (community-based participatory research) – developed with the support and contributions of a community partner and PhD students. Moreover, a lot of mentoring has already taken place between the experienced Science Shops and the newbies. The partners from Corvinus Business School in Budapest have successfully launched a process of introducing the Science Shop work at their department (see picture) and are about to establish a permanent Science Shop for instance.
In the upcoming year the EnRRICH partners will present their work at several national, European and international conferences, e.g. at the European Conference for Social Work Research (ESWRA) in Denmark, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Texas and the C2Uexpo in Canada.