Previous Event Jul 26
Mainstreaming, Embedding, Integrating
Mainstreaming, Embedding, Integrating: What difference does stakeholder engagement make on the impact of S&T research on public safety and security?
This plenary session will take place under the frame of SIS2016 - 1st Conference of Social Impact on Science, on the 26 of July 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.
The session will address the link between stakeholder participation in European R&D for public safety and security, the responsiveness of the R&D agenda and the kind of impacts out of it.
More information about the session here: https://www.conftool.pro/sis2016/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=30
More information about the SIS2016 event here: http://socialimpactscience.org/sis2016/
Previous Event Oct 17
DANDELION has been invited to participate to the Joint Conference & Networking meeting "Understanding Europe – Promoting the European Public and Cultural Space", that will be orgised by REA (European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Unit B6 "Open and inclusive societies") on the 17-18 of October in Brussels.
The meeting aims at bringing together selected projects selected under the Horizon 2020, REFLECTIVE 2014 and 2015 calls "Reflective Societies: Cultural Heritage and European Identities" to discuss about the social challenges covered by the respective projects.
Previous Event Oct 19
DANDELION Quadruple Helix Workshop
On the 19th of October 2016 DANDELION will organize the Quadruple Helix workshop at the Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development, in Brussels.
The purpose of the workshop will be to foster the discussion on “how to better communicate SSH research results to maximise their societal impact”.
The workshop will be organised in focus groups engaging the dialogue in topics related with:
- the innovation in SSH research and (current) key socio-economic challenge;
- the communication gap and interaction barriers among stakeholders; and
- the benchmarking of IIRS projects for the valorisation of dissemination and communication strategies and impact.
The Agenda of the Workshop is now available HERE
The participants will be composed by stakeholders representing the Quadruple Helix model, namely:
- Researchers from the broader field of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities;
- Social incubators, SMEs, education and training providers, consultants;
- Policy/decision makers and advisors;
- Public agencies active in supporting/promoting R&I collaboration and Liaison Offices;
- Science communicators, Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations;
- H2020 National Contact Points as well as coordinators of H2020-IIRS projects;
- EC officers from the DG Research and Innovation and the Research Executive Agency.
Previous Event Nov 14
DANDELION Thematic Workshop at the SSH2016 Conference "Social Sciences and Humanities: A New Agenda for Europe's Challenges"
The registration Networking Event and to the DANDELION Thematic Workshop are now CLOSED.
On November 14th, DANDELION will organise its Thematic Workshop in Bratislava as a side event of the SSH2016 Conference "SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES: A NEW AGENDA FOR EUROPE'S CHALLENGES" organised during the SK PRES 2016, on the 15-16 November 2016 at the Hotel Saffron, Bratislava.
DANDELION Thematic Workshop aims at exploring the dissemination and communication practices of Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (IIRS) projects in order to increase their uptake and valorization by citizens, policy makers, businesses and civil society.
13:00 - 13:15
Welcoming participants and registration (Coffee break)
13:15 - 13:30
Welcome & Introduction to Dandelion and division of participants into three groups:
Table 1 Migration & Refugee integration in the EU
Table 2 EU identities, extremism and radicalization
Table 3 Social Innovation and reform of EU Public Services
13:30 - 14:00
Round 1 Barriers, bottlenecks and lost knowledge from projects untapped potential of SSH projects to reach policy and society
14:00 - 14:30
Round 2 What has worked well so far: Success stories and best practices which have reached policy, society, the market
14:30 - 15:00
Round 3 How to communicate in an effective, target-sensitive manner in order to mobilise stakeholders and valorise research?
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
Conclusions: Presentation of main results and plenary discussion
The registration to the Networking Event and to the DANDELION Thematic Workshop are now closed
See the official annoucement from the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic at http://goo.gl/fYS3jr
Previous Event May 04
Conference State of the Union
On the 4 and 5 of May 2017, DANDELION will attend to the State of the Union Conference in Florence.
Under the title "Building a People´s Europe, the State of the Union will revolve around the theme of European Citizenship, a multifaceted topic of acute relevance across all EU member states.
More information about the event HERE
Previous Event May 24
DANDELION supporting the Net4Society Webinar: "Beyond dissemination: How to communicate your research"
DANDELION will support the Net4Society Webinar: "Beyond dissemination: How to communicate your research" on the 24 of May 2017 from 15h to 16h30 (CET).
The objective of the webinar is to support NCPs as well as projects and researchers in improving communication skills within the framework of European funded projects in the field of Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (IIRS), by providing:
1. Relevant insights into factors to consider when communicating to different target groups: general public, policy makers, academia and media; and
2. Practical and useful hints about particular dissemination and communication actions or campaigns.
Register to the webinar HERE
Previous Event Jun 28
DANDELION’s Charrette at WIRE2017
DANDELION is organising its first charrette within the event “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe – WIRE2017”, that will take place in Košice, Slovakia on the 28th of June 2017.
A Charrette is a structured brainstorming session aiming at providing useful insights on a particular topic from as many angles as possible by engaging different stakeholders.
The Charrette that will be organised in WIRE2017 aims to support actors involved in EU-funded projects in the areas of i) Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and ii) Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies (IIRS) in disseminating their results.
The session will provide guidelines, recommendations and practical tips to help projects to design effective impact and valorisation strategies, including the identification of target groups, the engagement of relevant stakeholders and the selection of appropriate communication channels and tools, among others.
More information about the event HERE
Previous Event Aug 11
DANDELION @ Opinion Festival
DANDELION will be represented by our partner CIVITTA at the Opinion Festival in Paides (Estonia) the 11-12 of August 2017.
Opinion Festival is a meeting place for the entire community, that gives a word to different political views. Its mission is to improve opinion culture and civic education. The festival is open to all active-minded people in Estonia as well as elsewhere, who together would like to discuss issues that are important for all of us.
Previous Event Oct 13
DANDELION Workshop "European integration, inequalities and citizens’ participation: How social sciences create value for policy and society”
DANDELION will organise a Thematic Workshop on 13 October 2017, as a side-event of the Estonian Presidency Research Policy Conference "European Research Excellence - Impact and Value for Society" that will take place in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Thematic Workshop "European integration, inequalities and citizens’ participation: How social sciences create value for policy and society" will take place on the 13th of October 2017 from 09h to 12h.
The interactive roundtable discussion at the workshop will highlight how research from socio-economic sciences and humanities (SSH) contributes to understanding and coping with rising social inequalities and exclusion, how to foster citizens’ and especially youth participation in democratic processes, and not least, how to promote inclusive visions of EU integration.
In a series of inputs, representatives from academia, policy-making, and the civil society will showcase “what works” in practice in terms of research transfer to other societal stakeholders for the common benefit. In the plenary discussion we will identify which factors enable the “ripeness” or readiness of research to deliver impact, which barriers need to be overcome, and when, how and whom to engage within the research process in order to generate value for policy and society.
The rationale and agenda of the Thematic Workshop is available HERE.
For more information about the DANDELION workshop, please contact Kristiina Laurits from Civitta at email@example.com.
Previous Event Oct 31
Valorisation Activities and SSH Research Ripeness for Impact - DANDELION Workshop -
In the context of the Conference “Democracy and Europe - our common future?”, the project DANDELION (‘Promoting EU funded projects of inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’) is organising a workshop on the 31st of October 2017 (14:30 to 17:15) around the theme of “Valorisation activities and SSH research Ripeness for Impact”.
The workshop aims at bringing together SSH researchers, research managers, such as National Contact Points, and dissemination/impact managers, in order to generate actionable knowledge for the everyday practice of SSH research, and help demonstrate and enhance its unique value.
In two consecutive working sessions, we will
FIRST, explore the multitude of research dissemination, communication, and transfer activities between SSH researchers and stakeholders from policy, civil society and business, which lead to positive impacts and societal value out of research; and
SECOND, based upon illustrative cases brought by all participants, we will position ‘productive interactions’ among stakeholders within the stages of the research cycle, which help research results to ‘travel’ outwards, triggering exchange. We will focus thereby on the dimensions of When, With-whom, What, How, and What-for of the activities identified in the first session, in order to come up with what works, where are barriers, but also untapped potential for exchange and collaboration among SSH researchers and stakeholders from policy, civil society, and business.
The number of participants will be limited to 30 and selection will be based upon criteria of diversity, experience, and expertise.
Please, REGISTER HERE
Mr Iakovos Delioglanis, Q-Plan
Mr Alexandre Almeida, LOBA
14:45 Introduction to the rationale of the workshop
Dr Georgios Kolliarakis, University of Frankfurt
Facilitators: Dr Susanna Albertini, FVA; Mr Alexandre Almeida, LOBA
Rapporteurs: Ms Candela Bravo, LOBA; Ms Kristiina Laurits, Civitta
15:00 Round I: Disambiguation and operationalisation of concepts: Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation
16:00 Round II: Positioning of illustrative cases into the Impact Readiness Level flow model
16:45 Round III: Aggregation of results, plenary discussion, lessons learnt, open issues for future elaboration
17:30 End of the Workshop
Location: Pavilion of Knowledge - Largo José Mariano Gago, 1990-223 Lisbon
Previous Event Nov 09
World Forum for Democracy 2017 - From Fake to Fact: How to strengthen ties among Research, Policy, and Society to counter populism?
'Post-fact’ politics is internationally fuelling concern, particularly in contested fields of public policy, such as social and minority rights, external relations and migration/refugee affairs, and, not least, counter-terrorism and -radicalisation. The interplay of value divergence and uncertainty has proved very vulnerable to opportunistic, simplistic discourses that blend out uncomfortable facts, disqualify opposing views, and polarise public opinion.
Under such circumstances, the relationship among science, policy making, and society is taking a new twist: In the face of proliferation of fake news via social media, and the spread and ‘normalisation’ of uncivil and manipulative behaviours in the public sphere by populist and extremist parties for political gain, the demand for evidence-based resistance has become visible.
While researchers, policy makers, and the media operate along different logics, interests, and time-frames for their action, there is a pressing need to re-examine responsibilities of research and academia, politicians and public administration, as well as the media and the organised civil society, and recast their strategic partnerships. A common objective thereby is to contribute to the self-defence capacity of democracy’s ‘immune reflexes’ by providing evidence and facts to inform policy making both in the technical-scientific sense, and by promoting plausible counter-narratives in the social media and the public sphere in general.
The speakers’ inputs, representing different stakeholder groups, should spin around the topics of 'How to make research results ‘travel’ as useful and usable evidence to policy makers and civil society actors?’, but also, vice versa, ‘In what ways decision makers and media should integrate evidence from research in order to better serve the public interest?
Specifically, three questions are to be addressed thereby:
1/ What sort of evidence is needed by policy makers, journalists, and CSO practitioners in order to evaluate populist and extremist content, effectively counter distorted narratives, fake news, and undocumented assertions against fundamental rights, and the rule of law?
2/ How do success stories and best cases of evidence transfer to policy and civil society look like? Who, together with whom, is to establish open channels of exchange, at which stage, and what for, in order to facilitate application of such knowledge to inform policy-making and promote plausible fact-based counter-narratives?
3/ Which are the barriers and the untapped potential on the supply and the demand sides for the uptake of scientific knowledge by policy makers/practitioners on the ground? Often, robust research produces valid and reliable evidence, yet it is not always perceived, understood, or timely used by key stakeholders.
- Titus CORLATEAN, PACE, Former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs, RO
- Marinus PENNINX, Professor, Universiteit van Amsterdam, NL
- Rosemary BECHLER, Editor, Open Democracy, UK
- Matjaz GRUDEN, Director, Policy Planning Directorate, Council of Europe, SI
- Anna KRASTEVA, Professor, New Bulgarian University, BG
- Yuri BORGMANN-PREBIL, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, BE
- Georgios KOLLIARAKIS, Senior Researcher, University of Frankfurt, GR
Previous Event Nov 11
DANDELION’s Barcamp on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
On 11 November 2011, Dandelion project will organize its barcamp on “Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship”. The event will be held in the framework of the traditional local market in Martin, Slovakia.
Local markets have a long ongoing tradition in Slovakia, reaching back to middle ages. The market in Martin, located in central north Slovakia, offers an excellent opportunity of combining both local and international elements in a single event, gathering thousands of kids, pupils, students, parents, teachers, local entrepreneurs and senior citizens.
Youth entrepreneurship is high on the EU political agenda as a tool to combat youth unemployment and social exclusion as well as stimulating innovation among young people. During the barcamp, young people will have opportunity to:
1. Learn about various EC programme tackling youth employment and entrepreneurship.
2. Express their concerns and views on the entrepreneurial climate in their region.
3. Get inspired from selected success stories.
4. Improve their entrepreneurial skills.
Thanks to the collaboration with the “Young goes Euro project” the Barcamp will, among others, host about 15 students and young entrepreneurs undertaking their training mobility in Slovakia.
Date: 11 November 2017
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Venue: Hotel Turiec, A. Sokolíka 132/2, 036 01 Martin, Slovakia
Registration: Free-of-charge, come directly to the venue
Fore more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Event Feb 14
Policy Workshop "Coordinating Policy Recommendations for Durable Action"
On the 14th of February 2018, the projects COURAGE and DANDELION invites other H2020 projects in the field of cultural heritage to a Policy Workshop in Brussels, in a joint effort to find responses to questions such as:
How to produce a policy recommendation?
What format should it take so that policy makers read it?
What are the most effective techniques in framing such a document?
How can you effectively address European Commission representatives?
What are the key issues at stake in the cultural heritage field?
How can projects harmonize their recommendations to have a real impact?
This workshop aims to improve the capacity of H2020 projects in the development of policy recommendations, developing synergies and bringing the results directly to representatives of the European Commission and policy makers. The ultimate goal is to enhance the networking capacities of projects and raise the impact of policy recommendations.
We invite all interested projects especially within the framework programme Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” focusing on cultural heritage to contribute to the workshop.
Participants to the workshop would have the chance to directly address representatives from the European Commission at various levels of the administration and discuss with other projects, about pressing issues and possible solutions.
Key issues in the cultural heritage field, to be discussed in the workshop, (but not restricted to) are:
- How to improve and harmonize the legal environment? What are the main legal obstacles your project faced so far
- What challenges the digital world poses to the field?
- What are the trends of cultural heritage preservation? How do these affect financing research and preservation of the European cultural heritage? Which are the ‘blind spots’ of stakeholders in the field, if any?
- Are there any conflicting interests in key players (institutions) in the field? How could the European Commission contribute to resolving these conflicts?
Brief presentations and world-cafe method will be combined to find out how the projects can assist the work of the Commission more effectively in the cultural heritage field.
Register now HERE.
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