The event took place in May 2015 in Brussels and was organised by the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020 (SiS.net2) in co-operation with the European Commission. The network unites more than 70 representatives from countries participating in Horizon 2020, in Europe and beyond.
The ‘Science with and for Society’ programme will be instrumental in addressing the European societal challenges tackled by Horizon 2020, building capacities and developing innovative ways of connecting science to society. It will make science more attractive (notably to young people), increase society’s appetite for innovation, and open up further research and innovation activities.
It allows all societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations etc.) to work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of European society. This approach to research and innovation is called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
More information on ‘Science with and for Society’ available here.