The Grounding Actions will relate to RRI keys, they will dialogue with the MoRRI indicators and will be aligned with Sustainable Development Goals. The project is focused on the biosciences sector which is one of the crossroads in the relations between science and society and it is building upon the EU project StarBios2, which ran between 2016 and 2020, setting the scene for transformative practices and tested interventions aligned with these new science policy frameworks.
Mentor institutions have already participated in StarBios2 project, an EU funded project about RRI in biosciences, so they are experienced partners in evaluation and technical assistance. The four "beginner" institutions are the following:
University of Lviv,
University of Thrace,
Institut de Ciències del Mar, Spanish National Research Council
Developing a self-reflection on the change needs in the organisation and dialoguing with the potentially involved stakeholders for co-designing the experiments.
Implementing the Grounding Actions in connection with societal actors in the territory and inside the research organisations.
Developing permanent spaces of integration with society, implementing a set of institutional change inside the research organisation and reframing its governance settings.