CIMULACT - Citizens and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020

Uploaded by Karen Riisgaard on 23 August 2016
Last modified on 25 August 2016



From 01/06/2015 to 03/10/2018
Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda

CIMULACT engages more than 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe, along with a variety of other actors, in shaping a desirable sustainable future. In a highly participatory process, the project will provide a unique contribution to European research and innovation policies and topics, create dialogue and shared understanding among the actors, and build strong capacities in citizen engagement, thereby enhancing responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the EU.

In short, CIMULACT will:

  • Involve citizens in the actual formulation of the EU research and innovation agendas.
  • Provide concrete and unique input to the identification of the future European research agenda by eliciting concerns about, wishes for and visions of desirable sustainable futures from 1000 citizens in 30 countries in Europe.
  • Make the European research and innovation agenda relevant and accountable to society by engaging citizens, stakeholders and experts in co-creating research agendas based on real, validated and shared visions, needs and demands.
  • Contribute to responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the EU by promoting the engagement and inclusion of the public in the identification of desirable sustainable futures.
  • Set a new standard for public participation through the development, testing, training and assessment of methods for citizen and stakeholder engagement..
  • Make the building of the future more accessible. It is no longer only a question discussed by policy makers and experts; it is a wider public conversation for a greater democracy.

Vision catalogue:

English translation of the 179 visions elaborated by more than 1000 citizens during the National Citizen Vision Workshops (NCVs), arranged as a part of the CIMULACT project

  • The Danish Board of Technology Foundation (Denmark) – Project coordinator
  • Applied Research and Communications Fund (Bulgaria)
  • Association for Science and Discovery Centres (UK)
  • Atlantis Consulting S.A. (Greece)
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Technology Assessment (Austria)
  • Baltic Consulting (Latvia and Estonia)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Germany)
  • Green Dependent Institute Nonprofit Ltd. (Hungary)
  • Asociatia Institutul de Prospectiva (Romania)
  • Knowledge Economy Forum (Lithuania)
  • Mediatedomain (Portugal)
  • Missions Publiques (France)
  • National Consumer Research Centre (Finland)
  • Norwegian Board of Technology (Norway)
  • ODRAZ - Odrzivi Razvoj Zajednice (Croatia)
  • Politecnico di Milano, Design Department (Italy)
  • Research Institute (the Netherlands)
  • RTD Talos Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia)
  • Slovenian Business & Research Association (Slovenia)
  • Strategic Design Scenarios (Belgium)
  • Swedish Geotechnical Institute (Sweden)
  • Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment (Switzerland)
  • Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
  • The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (Spain)
  • The Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute (Poland)
  • University College Cork (Ireland)
  • University of Malta (Malta)
  • 4Motion (Luxembourg)
  • Total cost: EUR 3 414 383,08
  • EU contribution: EUR 3 299 701,83

Project reference: 665948

Funded under: H2020-ISSI-2014-1