The research and innovation landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. New modus operandi have sprung up across the research and innovation sector, including various participatory models where science and society work more closely together.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) seeks to bring issues related to research and innovation into the open, to anticipate their consequences, and to involve society in discussing how science and technology can help create the kind of world and society we want for generations to come. RRI entails engaging all actors (from individual researchers and innovators to institutions and governments) through inclusive, participatory methodologies in all stages of Responsible and Innovation (R&I) processes and in all levels of R&I governance (from agenda setting, to design, implementation, and evaluation).
The European Commission has promoted throughout Horizon2020 objectives a framework that includes different policy agendas preserving: public engagement, open access, gender equality, science education, ethics, and governance.