The first key is Engagement of all societal actors – researchers, industry, policymakers and civil society – and their joint participation in the research and innovation process, in accordance with the value of inclusiveness, as reflected in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
A sound framework for excellence in Research & Innovation entails that the societal challenges are framed on the basis of widely representative social, economic and ethical concerns and common principles. Moreover, mutual learning and agreed practices are needed to develop joint solutions to societal problems and opportunities, and to pre-empt possible public value failures of future innovation.
The EISRI Summit addressed this issue concretely in the following panels:
Responsibility in Science and Media
Public engagement in shaping the science agenda
Technology and innovation acceptability in a changing media environment
Digital and social media: new ways of engaging citizens in research and innovation