The InSPIRES project offers training through both face to face and online mentoring activities facilitated by experts and stakeholders from inside and outside the consortium. The face to face mentoring is being implemented through summer schools. These summer schools will take advantage of synergies with existing network events in order to maximise impact, and draw on participants’ initiatives in their own countries in order to ensure mutual learning and feed into the InSPIRES models. Also, InSPIRES pays attention to local languages in order to facilitate the training during summer schools and maximise the participation of community members in the training activities.

The online training is facilitated through webinars, targeted to consortium members primarily, offering training either on methodologies such as RRI, open science, participatory research, participatory governance…or on specific inspiring practices and research projects, both implemented within the consortium Science Shops or outside the consortium. In addition, to keep the mentoring programme interactive and inclusive some of the webinars are open to external stakeholders working on Inspires SS projects. To strengthen the different communities of practice, acting in the partner’s countries with shared languages, InSPIRES organizes webinars in their own languages, reaching countries and stakeholders for whom English might be a barrier. If you would like to be informed on our training activities, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

InSPIRES webinars and summer schools aim to be be crucial in building capacity among existing networks of Science Shops as well as in spreading out the concept of participatory research and innovation via Science Shops to new players.




InSPIRES webinar: A framework for Science Shop processes, results of a modified Delphi study

Science Shops are structures that facilitate science-society collaborations by providing independent, participatory research support in response to concerns ex(...)

January 15, 2021

InSPIRES webinar on citizen science

The invited speaker is Dr Alexandra Albert,  a social researcher based in the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group in the Geography Department a(...)

October 1, 2020

InSPIRES webinar on Open Science: the dimension of stakeholder engagement

Speaker: Michela Bertero, Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, EU-LIFE representative in the Europea(...)

Summer Schools

InSPIRES Science Shop card-game

Available in English, French and Spanish Created to explain the process of a Science Shop project according to the UdL model. Developed in collaboration with a (...)

October 5, 2021


Bolivia: “Jornadas de Ciencia y Comunidad”

Held on April 2021, gathered a total of 44 on-site participants and hosted virtual sessions with 330 participants. The main objective of the conference was to d(...)

April 8, 2021


Spring School in Tunisia

Fifty participants and ten speakers from Africa and Europe animated the French speaking Spring School around Science Shops organized by InSPIRES. More informati(...)

May 23, 2019