About the event

RRI4Real summit has to be postponed

We're sorry to inform you that due to the Corona virus outbreak not being neutralised yet, the Italian government has ordered the closing of schools and universities as well as the cancellation of all cultural events and conferences until 3 April 2020.

Therefore the RRI4Real summit cannot take place as originally planned.

All guests and speakers will be notified by email. We will discuss with the organising team if and how the event can take place in alternative ways (hopefully by postponing it to 29-30 April 2020) either in presence or virtually. We hope to be in touch soon.

The FIT4RRI consortium organises its summit “RRI for real” marking the end of our three-year project. FIT4RRI brought together experts from nine European countries, who analysed and tested how to foster the real uptake of Responsible Research & Innovation and Open Science. The summit starts a new collaborative phase of shaping the future of open science and society relations.



Registration & Welcome Coffee




RRI for real – How to shape the future of open Science & Society relations (Andrea Riccio, project coordinator FIT4RRI)



Emilia Garito
Dr. Kemal Ahson - Retrospect & Prospect


Coffee Break


Strand 1: RRI culture and skills
Lightning Talk: Lessons from FIT4RRI (Pedro Principe, University of Minho)


Breakout Sessions

Session 1:
Lessons Learned from ORION Open Science and RRI Training (Zoe Ingram, Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine)
The interactive workshop intends to share the lessons learned and best practices from the ORION Open Science training and inspire the participants to push open science forward through training.

Session 2:
Influencing policymaking with ethical evidence: the PRO-RES Project (Dr Ron Iphofen, FAcSS)
This interactive workshop will seek help, suggestions and advice from attendees about how best to encourage policymakers to look for and use research evidence that has been conducted ethically and with integrity.

Session 3:
Community involvement for RRI: towards the development of an RRI trainers community of practice
(Emma Lazzeri, CNR-ISTI, Pedro Principe, University of Minho)
This session aims to identify gaps and challenges between RRI and OS training and to suggest actions towards the development of a RRI trainers community of practice within RFPO and EOSC.


Lunch (Poster exhibition)


Strand 2: RRI Institutional change
Lightning Talk: Lessons from FIT4RRI (Nikos Zaharis, SEERC)


Breakout Sessions

Session 1:
How to plan an RRI action in an organisation
(Lise Degn, Aarhus University - GRACE & Nikos Zaharis, SEERC - TeRRItoria)
This session will engage participants in constructive discussions on the potentials, processes and challenges related to intitutional change.

Session 2:
Co-designing and co-creating Research and Innovation policies: the experiences of European Policy Labs and future perspectives
(Francesca Rizzo, Allessandro Deserti, Margot Bezzi - APRE)
The workshop will describe a number of experiences of co-creation in policy making in Europe. 

Session 3:
RISE: the role of cooperation in frugal innovation
(Francesco Niglia, Link Campus University, Rome)
The RISE (Responsible innovation in Sustainable Ecosystems) workshop targets at arguing about the ethics of Open Science and implication in the Citizens' Science feasibility. The final scope will be to list some key elements for future research.


Plenary – Results of workshops 1 & 2


Coffee break


Interactive Sessions

Session 1:
Open Science Workflows à la carte (Elena Giglia, University of Turin)
After a short introduction about the importance of Open Science participants will do group activities with the help of Open Science cards

Session 2:
Liter of Light Italia Workshop (Giorgio Giorgi, Liter of Light)
During the event Liter of Light's team will explain the "Liter Of Light At Night" project and his open source approach with the support of media and video materials.
After that will be organized a workshop where will be built n.30 solar lantern

Session 3:
RRI training toolkit: testing & assessment session
(Pedro Principe, University of Minho)
The session aims at testing the online courses developed within the FIT4RRI training activities and obtain feedback on the user assessment of the courses and toolkit content.


Reception (poster exhibition)


Dinner at Classical Art Museum

Keynote Speakers



Download the programme


You can register via Eventbrite. You can also download the App and make your onsite registration with your mobile phone.

Invitation to bring posters

We invite you to bring posters which display your work or project. If you are bringing a poster please be available for questions during the breaks.
The poster should be in A0 (portrait) or A1 (portrait or landscape) formate. You will be asked for a short abstract in the registration. Please bring your printed poster to the event.



The final summit will take place at Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5. The main conference tracks and plenaries will take place at Edificio CU003 (Building CU003) - Facoltà di Lettere (Literature Faculty) - Aula ODEION (ODEION hall). 

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