Summer School

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We are delighted to offer those new to community-based research/responsible research and innovation/science shops the option of attending the Pre-Conference “Summer School” on
Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning (20-21 June).

The Summer School aims specifically at those with little or no experience in, or knowledge of, Science Shops or Community-Based Research Offices. By participating in this crash course, you will be able to engage in follow-up discussions during the conference much more easily. It will also allow you to assess options for yourself to start (to work in) a Science Shop or similar entity, should you wish to do so. Science Shops are a very effective way of doing Responsible Research and Innovation.

The workshop will be given by Science Shop coordinators with long experience, from The Netherlands and other European countries. You can follow this up by attending the Living Knowledge Conference afterwards, where you can meet and talk with many more Science Shop staff from all around the world.
The Summer School will be coordinated by Henk Mulder, Science Shop Groningen, The Netherlands, who has many years’ experience of Science Shop coordination, as well as coordination of major European Funded projects related to RRI, such as PERARES (Public Engagement in Research and Research Engagement with Society).

Places are limited, so please make sure to register early. The EnRRICH project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 665759, and the Living Knowledge Network offer this Summer School for all who are interested with a booking fee of €50, which includes tea/coffee and cakes.

Programme Summer School 2016

MONDAY 20 June:

13.00 Introduction

  • Science Shops in the context of Public Engagement and Responsible Research and Innovation
  • General overview Science Shops operation (university based and non-university based)
  • Impact of Science Shops for various stakeholders
  • Examples of Science Shops projects

14.30 Working with CSOs

  • Identifying CSO needs
  • From Societal Needs to Research Needs (intake, articulation)
  • From Research Needs to Research Questions (reframing)
  • Products and follow-up after the research (science shop’s involvement)

16.00 Working with Higher Education

  • Doing Projects in curricula
  • Questions and Answers

17.30 End of the first day 



9.00 Operational Options to design your Science Shop

  • Operational Models & Funding
  • Job descriptions (role of coordinators; the mediation process)
  • Establishing and distributing Responsibilities in partnership projects
  • Evaluations (Evaluating and being evaluated)
  • Strategies to start Science Shops (networking)
  • Living Knowledge Network/EU support
  • Practical Resources (toolbox for Science Shops)
  • Getting started back home

12.30 Q &A 

  • All remaining questions, discussions on strategies, networking support
  • Certificates for participants

13.00 End of Summer School 2016