Map of approaches, policies and tools for Territorial RRI

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A “Map of approaches, policies and tools for Territorial RRI” has been drafted by K&I (Italy) that can be used for designing and implementing the five TeRRItoria Transformative Experiments. The Map is based on the analysis of two inventories about bottom-up governance innovation practices and RRI governance innovation practices.

The Map first highlights what the core issues related to RRI are: the transformations in society; the “de-territorialisation” process (the loss of control over the territory and the weakening of ties between a community and its territory); the “territory-making” practices aiming at dealing with de-territorialisation and activating a re-territorialisation (i.e., the development of new meaningful relations among actors and between them and their territory); the territorial dynamics in European landscape; the possible role of a “Territorial RRI”, which may provide a general framework for R&I to produce knowledge supporting “territory-making” processes.

Territorial RRI may be built elaborating and adapting the knowledge already developed in RRI framework, taking into account the RRI keys identified and promoted by the EC (public engagement, gender equality, science education, open access, ethical issues and the “horizontal” key of governance), and the RRI dimensions called anticipation, reflexivity, inclusiveness and responsiveness. The notion of “response-ability” is also proposed (the capacity to deal with a societal context in continuous and radical change and characterized by high level of stress and social fragmentation).

First, some features of the territory-making processes, where the RRI itself is to be grafted, are depicted in the map: The development of a “territorial awareness”; The activation of a “territorial mobilisation”; The production of a territorial change for governance.

Second, two necessary components of territory-making policies are identified: the “territorial orientation” (what is intended to be done for and to be changed in the territory); the “governance frameworks” (the structured and recurring operating methods for territory-making process).

Finally, the importance is stressed to assure an adequate involvement of R&I so as to manage these complex processes and policies. Here the TeRRItorial RRI can play a pivotal role, considering and adapting the keys and the dimensions of the “Institutional RRI”. A first list of approaches to Territorial RRI is identified together with practical reference tools (guides, toolkits, regulations, books, articles, etc.).

You can find the the map of approaches, policies and tools for Territorial RRI by clicking here.

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