FoTRRIS News

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

Feedback of the Hungarian Transition Experiment

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 participates in Right to the Future event

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

Overview of the Hungarian Transition Experiment

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 workshop in Italy: Visioning

The second workshop in Italy was held on 3 March 2017 at EXMA, a local meeting space, in Petralia Sottana in the Madonie region. The premises of the former Municipal Slaughterhouse which hosted the meeting have become the site of Officine Creative Madonie (EXMA), with micro-ateliers equipped to support prototype and production processes for start-ups and professionals operating in the

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20
Mar

2nd workshop of the Austrian Transition Experiment

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

Launch of the Austrian Transition Experiment

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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5
Feb

Systems mapping workshop

On 13 January 2017 the Sicilian FoTRRIS Competence Cell launched a series of workshops with local communities and policy makers of the Madonie region.The first workshop was held at ARCA University Business Incubator in Palermo. The location itself represents a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship supporting research results transfer, scientific knowledge exploitation for the benefit of local communities, new business models and

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