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European projects

The Sciences and Society department has participated in several European-funded projects, in collaboration with a wide array of prominent academic, institutional and civil society actors across the world.

Between 2007 and 2014, the department has engaged in no less than six large projects within the European programs FP7 and Life+.
In 2015 the adventure has continued within the H2020 program under the Science With and For Society section, with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) at the core of the European Commission’s strategy.

Building on its experience and its strong network within Europe, the Sciences and Society department is involved in two new projects: NUCLEUS and EnRRICH.


(New Understanding of Communication, Learning and Engagement in Universities and Scientific Institutions)
This four-year project brings together 24 partners from Europe, Asia and Africa and will support RRI in university research policies by reinforcing dialogue between research and policymakers, the media, economy, public engagement and civil society. Results of the NUCLEUS project will help define the European strategy in terms of research and innovation policy.
> NUCLEUS website


(Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education)
The goal is to train future generations of responsible researchers and innovators. Their curriculum will include projects containing ethical, gender, free digital diffusion, science education and civil society engagement aspects. The role of the Sciences and Society department is to develop the Science Shop as a tool for raising awareness concerning RRI challenges by giving students and researchers concrete experience in the field.
> EnRRICH website

Past European projects

  • CASC: Cities And Science Communication
  • SciCafé: Science Cafés
  • PLACES : Platform of Local Authorities and Cities Engaged in Science
  • PERARES: Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society
  • Nuit européenne des chercheur.e.s: Researchers and Citizens’ Night