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The Université de Lyon is currently involved in three European projects (EnRRICH, NUCLEUS and InSPIRES) under the European Horizon 2020 framework program.

The Université de Lyon is part of the campaign driven by the European Commission for Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which led to the Rome Declaration in November 2014.

Thanks to 10 European projects on the topic of 'Sciences with and for Society' and many participatory research schemes, the Université de Lyon is one of the recognized stakeholders in France and abroad in the fields of public engagement, science education, ethics and open science.

Initiated European projects

EnRRICH - Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education

EnRRICH aims to shape future generations of researchers and innovators to enable them to become more responsible.
Their program therefore involves projects related to ethics, gender, free digital broadcasting, science education and our engagement in civil society. In this context, the Université de Lyon is using its Science Shop cas a teaching device to raise awareness for RRI issues by organizing field practicals for young researchers.

Coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE)
Consortium (European network of Science Shops): Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Queen's University Belfast (IE), University College Cork - National University of Ireland (IE), University of Sassari (IT), Wissenschaftsladen Bonn (DE), University of Cambridge (UK).
Total budget: 1.5 million euros
Time frame: July 2015 - March 2018.
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NUCLEUS – New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions

NUCLEUS aims to develop an innovative and sustainable RRI approach within its ecosystem:
It aims to rethink the relationships between universities, research organizations and policy-makers, the media, the business world and civil society.

The NUCLEUS program will enable us to better understand how directors of universities and research organizations can develop a strong RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) culture within their institutions. The project will provide a better understanding of the challenges and expectations faced by directors, and how these are influenced by other stakeholders in society. On the basis of this new understanding, NUCLEUS will develop and implement a new European strategy, making it possible to better incorporate RRI into academic institutions.

The consortium for this project comprises 24 partners from Europe, Asia and Africa. It is coordinated by the Rhine-Wall University of Applied Sciences, Germany. The Université de Lyon is part of the 10 "embedded nuclei" who, over the next two years, will implement a culture of change in their local and national academic, political and public environments, through a concrete action plan promoting common responsibility shared by all actors in society.

Coordinator: Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Point of contact at the Université de Lyon: Amalia Verzola
Consortium of 24 partners: Beijing Association for Science and Technology, Bielefeld University
China Research Institute for Science Popularization, City of Bochum, Delft University of Technology, Dublin City University, European Science Engagement Association, European Union of Science Journalists’ Association, Ilia State University, Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Trent University, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Science City Hannover, Science View, South African Agency For Science And Technology Advancement, University of Aberdeen, University of Edinburgh, University of Malta, University of Twente, Wissenschaft im Dialog
Total budget: 3 million euros
Time frame: September 2015 - September 2019.
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InSPIRES -Ingenious Science shops to promote Participatory Innovation, Research and Ethics in Science

InSPIRES strives to promote participatory research, notably through the Science Shop system.
The aim of this European project is to create partnerships with civil society and to respond to an increasingly urgent social demand. Eight partners are uniting together in this project to answer one question: how can civil society play a role in the research community?
Coordinated by the Fundacion Privada Instituto de Salud Global Barcelona, the project also involves two non-European partners; Bolivia and Tunisia. The Université de Lyon is participating as a leader for work package 5. As such, its role is to lead training activities between the partners and to build relevant online tools to help implement the scheme.

Coordinator: Instituto de Salud Global Barcelona (Spain)
Point of contact at the Université de Lyon: Shailaja Baichoo
Consortium: ESSRG Kft (Hungary), Institut de Recerca de la Sida-Caixa (Spain), The Université de Lyon's Community of Universities and Institutions (France), Stichting VU (Netherlands), Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy), Institut Pasteur de Tunis (Tunisia), Fundacion Ciencia y Estudios Aplicados para el Desarrollo en Salud y Medio Ambiente (Bolivia)
Total budget: 3 million euros
Time frame: April 2017 - April 2021
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