Why territorial RRI

Territoria project will contribute to the building of territorial RRI. In turn, this matching and fusing together of research and innovation strategies governance with the multiple keys of societally conscious and sensitive considerations for science will help ensure that societal expectations of science match regional governance realities.

Smart Specialisation Strategies is focused and was introduced by the European Union’s Cohesion Policy for the enhancement of decision making and stakeholder involvement in innovation policies at the regional and national levels. In this framework, the use of RRI keys and approach might be very relevant in priority setting decision making and investments processes and implementation phase in the field of innovation and research, which imply a multi stakeholders approach.

In the context of growing scepticism in science, its use and authority diminishing, Smart Specialisation Strategies offer a space an new realm in which questions of society can be attached to questions of science.