FoTRRIS News

8
Sep

FoTRRIS  Back Casting Exercise

Today big societal challenges are at the forefront of the political agenda. The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) embody the political commitment to work towards a more just and sustainable world. In terms of R&I policy, the focus on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an invitation to the R&I community to address these societal needs in a participatory, open and

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2
Aug

Austrian Outreach/Validation Workshop

To broaden the outreach of the Co-RRI transition experiment of FoTRRIS in Austria, the IFZ team (Sandra Karner, Anita Thaler and Magdalena Wicher) organised an expert workshop in Graz. Eight Austrian RRI experts came on 12th of July and discussed key learnings on the concrete co-RRI experiment on sustainable food systems, and more generally how the ‘co-RRIness’ of the Austrian

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29
Jun

NEWS FoTRRIS PLATFORM IS NOW ACCESSIBLE ONLINE FROM THE FOTRRIS WEBSITE

The FoTRRIS online platform is now directly available from the FoTRRIS website, under the “resources” header. This platform allows the FoTRRIS’ transition arenas and their related competence cells in our five countries (Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Italy and Spain) to work collaboratively on designing a co-RRI research project concept. Transition arenas are spaces where various actors of all kind (research, civil society,

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16
May

FoTRRIS local experiment: A transitioning Wekerle

As part of FoTRRIS, ESSRG explored the possibilities for local economic development at the Wekerle district of Budapest, Hungary. Wekerle Local Economic Development Strategy Through this 3-months long process, our aim has been to create a common vision for a local economic development strategy by bringing together the civil, business, and public sector. More specifically, we’ve had to engage local economic

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15
May

FoTRRIS investigates different approaches for Stakeholders’ engagement

The FoTRRIS – Foster Transition towards Responsible Research and Innovation Systems (Horizon 2020 programme) – project objective is to offer efficient and effective methods for researchers, citizens, businesses and policy-makers to solve ‘glocal’ challenges in a co-RRI way. The methodology of the project relies on the design of transition arenas associated with a support of a competence cell. Transition arenas are

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20
Apr

FoTRRIS partner ESSRG studies local economy development

ESSRG (Environmental Social Science Research Group) Ltd, the Hungarian partner of the FoTRRIS Horizon 2020 project, is organising a 3-month long exploration into the possibilities for local economy development in close cooperation with Transition Wekerle (TW), Budapest, Hungary. “Wekerle Local Economic Development Strategy Workshop” The aim is to create a common vision for a local economic development strategy by bringing

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20
Mar

Second FoTRRIS workshop at IFZ

In Austria, the second FoTRRIS workshop at IFZ (www.ifz.at) took place on March 16th. Local farmers, entrepreneurs, policy experts and actors from the alternative food scene worked together with the Austrian team (Sandra Karner, Anita Thaler und Magdalena Wicher) on a vision for 2022 towards a more sustainable food system in the Graz area. While the first workshop broached the

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16
Mar

RRI towards a different kind of growth

Listen to RRI being presented as a key element of the transition to a different kind of growth! FoTRRIS’ partner Anne Snick discusses (2:02:22) how the EU should take the lead on defining RRI as the integration of technical, social, economic and governance design innovation at the event ‘A different kind of growth: Europe taking the lead?’. However, since R&I has

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10
Mar

FoTRRIS food workshop

The Austrian FoTRRIS team launched on 15 February a series of workshops at IFZ (www.ifz.at), where committed stakeholders from policy, farms, research, and alternative food scenes work together to create a more sustainable and socially-just food system in the area of Graz. Sandra Karner, Anita Thaler and Magdalena Wicher organises and moderates these workshops in the framework of the FoTRRIS transition

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23
Sep

Definitions of RRI debated during EWI-focus on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)”event

On 6th of September 2016 the FoTRRIS project and its concept was presented in Brussels for a wide range of stakeholders (academia, business, public services and civil society organisations) during the EWI-focus 22 event “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)” co-organised by the Flemish Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI), the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the

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