High Level Expert Meeting on "Promoting Global Responsible Research & Social and Scientific Innovation"

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, 22 March 2013 - 12:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 6-Expert Committee
Contact: 
d.feinholz@unesco.org
The meeting will gather around 40 high level experts from different prestigious centers and institutes from various countries to discuss issues relating to responsible research and innovation. The issues include:<br /><br />1. Link existing international networks of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) with relevant societal actors on a global scale to focus innovation on societal desirability.<br />2. Complete a major fact-finding mission comparing science funding strategies and innovation policies in Europe, the United States, China, Japan, India, Australia and South Africa.<br />3. Advocate a European normative model for RRI globally, using constitutional values as a driver to inform societal desirability.<br />4. Develop a strategy for fostering the convergence of regional innovation systems at the global level.<br /><br />These issues will be discussed by experts from:<br /><br />1. Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Preston, United Kingdom <br />2. Innovation Research Unit (IRU), Michael Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland <br />3. Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship (CSSC), Rome, Italy <br />4. Europäische Akademie (EA) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler GmbH, Science and Technology Studies, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany<br />5. Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TRI), San Sebastian, Spain <br />6. Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China PR <br />7. Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, United States <br />8. Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa <br />9. Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga and Canberra, Australia <br />10. South African San Institute (SASI), Kimberley, South Africa representing South Africa, Namibia and Botswana<br />11. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India <br /><br />Plus advisors from UNESCO, World Health Organization (WHO), Welcome Trust, and others.