We propose the organization of Citizens Convention to define the new missions of the EU Research Framework Programmes and the creation of a Civil Society High Level Group to increase civil society inclusion and societal impact of research.
We’d like to propose practical solutions to the question of citizens and civil society engagement in defining the next EU R&I programme.
For our two-pronged approach, which engages citizens and civil society in defining the programme’s structure and missions ahead of the Commission proposal, we need the help of the community.
In 2019, the European Parliament will vote the next European framework of research and decide the hierarchisation between scientific topics and how 100 billion euros will be granted to various recipients. Even if science funded today will have a decisive impact on the future of our societies and planet, there is no place for democratic debate.