Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): Marina project roundtable in Brussels

2018-02-06 All day

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Marina project roundtable



Within the MARINA project, we have conducted a desk research on the integration of RRI principles in past and on-going EU-funded projects. Our goal aimed to identify and analyse lessons learned and evaluate how RRI was handled in those projects and to provide recommendations for future initiatives together with MARINA’s own lessons learned from 34 European mobilisation and mutual learning workshops about embedding RRI in marine issues.
In order to put these results into perspective, we have organised a roundtable to exchange with European project partners to collect their respective views on the embedding of RRI in EU-funded projects.

This roundtable will take place at PARK INN Hotel, Place Marcel Broodthaers, 3 1060 Brussels on February 6th.
It is organized the afternoon, and a lunch is offered beforehand:

12:00 Welcome and explanation of the day
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 Roundtable
16:30 – 17:00  Wrap-up discussion


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    More value. Collaboration on mitigating climate change in coastal areas by community-driven processes.

    Merværdi. Samarbejde mellem private lodsejere og kommuner om klimatilpasning i i kystnære områder.


    Man has lived by the coast for generations. But due to the so-called Anthropocene, the changes have become more fundamental, bigger and severe. Coastal projection is defined as “sustainable development” of the lived life in order to secure the life frame for the next generations (Bruntland rapport 1987), putting a human being in the central role of an action-based strategy. This monumental need for mitigating coastal areas calls for a new way of collaborating between private and public landowners, but also new ways to bridge deep technical knowledge with environmental considerations, and politics with private motives like economy (as private landowners will be forced to pay for the climate solution), lifestyle preferences and the quality of everyday life, in order to secure our human life by the sea.

    Picture: Public Domain


    How should collaborations between private landowners, municipalities, municipalities, NGOs and researchers be organized and driven in order to make the mitigation of coastal towns and lines more innovative, economic and environmentally sustainable? 

    You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.

    The workshop is organised by Aalborg University, Copenhagen, using the Focus group methodology.

    It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policymakers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

    Location: Aalborg University, Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænget 15, 2450 København SV