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AURORA supports Citizen Involvement in EU Research

On November 13th, at the invitation of the European Commission (DG RTD), 23 experts joined forces to help the Commission find ways to best involve citizens in setting Europe’s research & innovation agenda for the new 9th EU framework Program.

One of the 23 experts is part of the EU grant desk of VU Amsterdam. This allowed Aurora to subscribe as a network of 9 societally engaged research universities to endorse the recommendations of the expert group.

The group of experts strongly support European Commission’s intention to co-create and co-design the next EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Robust societal engagement is vital to ensuring Research and Innovation (R&I) aligns with the needs, values and expectations of citizens. The recommendations are geared towards maximizing the potential for societal engagement in the program.

Read the full statement here.

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