‘El enigma Agustina’ is a 2018 documentary about Agustina Ruiz Dupont, a fictional Spanish scientist that fought to break her way into the male-dominated scientific community of her time (1900-1930). The film is followed by a round table discussion about the topic ‘Women in Science: past, present, and future’, with the leading actors in attendance.
When? Friday 12 Apr 2019, 18:30 until 22:00. Where?: Muntpunt, De Wolken +5, Munt 6, 1000 Brussels.
The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, hosted a round table on “Responsible Research and Innovation: a check-up” on March 2018. The full event was recorded and is available here.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has become a buzzword in European science in the last few years. Scientists must fill in the RRI section in their European project, and sometimes they do not know what to write there. Others are anxious to have the RRI tag attached to their communication and PR activities. But what really is RRI? Why is it needed? How could science and society benefit from this approach? The strict definition of RRI implies a radical change in the way of conceiving scientific projects from the very beginning, bringing a wide range of stakeholders (from companies to activists, from designers to patients…) in defining the scientific agenda. Are researchers prepared for that? What is the actual level of implementation of RRI in European science? What policies are there in place to facilitate this process?
Making science count in policy making
Representatives of the most important stakeholders participated in the round table:
Rosina Malagrida, La Caixa Foundation, RRI Tools project
Gerrit Rauws, Director at King Baudouin Foundation
Anne Loeber, NewHoRRIzon consortium
The round table is moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (physicist, freelance science journalist for Nature, El Periódico, and other outlets).