On Wednesday 10th of November, the family 4 H2020 SwafS (Science with and for Citizens) projects are returning for the second webinar of the joint series “RRI and regional development: common dilemmas, different approaches”. The participating projects are TeRRItoria, SeeRRI, RRI2SCALE and DigiTeRRI, and in this unique series of webinars they showcase how regions and territories across Europe share common regional challenges in Research and Innovation, and despite their commonalities, deal with them under a different approach.

In particular, “RRI and regional development: common dilemmas, different approaches” deals with the concepts of regional dilemmas and Responsible Research and Innovation. The series is bringing together European territories from the four projects, while each webinar is being devoted to a different family of territories that share common regional dilemmas, as well as similar socio-economic and geographic characteristics. The aim of the series is to connect policy-makers and experts from the territories to share their insights on how the same dilemmas and local challenges are experienced differently, as well as on how RRI elements are territorially implemented to overcome them.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday the 10th of November, at 11:00 CET. The topic of this event is “Industrial territories: common dilemmas, different approaches”. The participating territories are Emilia Romagna (TeRRItoria), Overijssel (RRI2SCALE), B30 (SeeRRI), Lower Austria (SeeRRI), and Grand Est (DigiTeRRI). Speakers representing their territories will discuss how the concept of “Twin Transition”, as the latter has been put forward by the European Commission in the European Skills Agenda, creates trade-offs to each European territory in a unique way, and what are the major risks in each regional context.

Moreover, speakers will openly exchange good practices of how their territories adopt and apply key elements of RRI (governance, gender equality, public engagement, ethics, open access, science education) to overcome these dilemmas and propel green growth and digitalisation. The sessions will be organised as quick round-tables of peer-exchange on knowledge and local experience, with a view to strengthen the bonds between remoted European territories, facilitate the flow of knowledge, and open new policy pathways to confront pressure challenges.

Registration link and full agenda for the event: https://site.evenium.net/2ndwebinar-rri-and-regional-development/registration