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Trustworthy Public Communications

This report provides evidence-based insights and recommendations on how public communicators can strengthen the future of democracies by navigating (new) information ecosystems in ways that earn the trust and confidence of citizens. At a time when trust in government is increasingly recognised as important to democracy, the report aims to support institutions in tackling the societal challenges in communication faced around the globe. The report combines state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and insights from experts, new empirical research on the moralisation of policies and values-targeted communication strategies, and input from citizens on this topic to provide practical guidance to policymakers and institutional communications professionals.

Overview of public engagement in research & innovation

This thematic report provides an introductory overview of Public Engagement in Research and Innovation in Europe, as discussed during the first meeting of the Mutual Learning Exercise on Public Engagement in Research and Innovation. Various policies, frameworks, resources, and projects (mainly EU funded) to promote Public Engagement practices are described. The report aims to inspire and help public actors and policymakers to promote and support public engagement. Published April 2024.

Final Report: Mutual Learning Exercise on Citizen Science Initiatives – Policy and Practice

Final Report of the Mutual Learning Exercise on Citizen Science Initiatives, conducted by the European Commission, to identify and promote good practices, experience and lessons learned. The report presents a summary of the learning and recommendations generated throughout the year-long process3 through the lens of the backcasting approach to strategic planning. The Final Report serves as an inspiration, guide and resource for national policy makers and other key actors in the national science landscape.

ERA Monitoring report 2023

This EU-level report is the first 18- months review of the progress towards the priority areas for joint action in the European Research Area (ERA), as laid down in the Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe, and of the implementation of the ERA Policy Agenda. It is part of the new ERA Monitoring Mechanism (EMM) and will serve as a baseline when assessing future progress at EU-level. Published 2023.

Fostering Knowledge Valorisation through Citizen Engagement

This report provides an analysis of citizen engagement for knowledge valorisation practices, drawing on 60 selected case studies from 37 countries, across the EU and internationally. The report describes the benefits of participatory processes and explores key elements for successful valorisation of knowledge and research results with the engagement of citizens. Based on the evidence, it provides possible action points for research and innovation actors for effective participatory practices for knowledge valorisation. Published 2024.