This Report, associated to the Conference Science, Innovation and Society: achieving Responsible Research and Innovation, to be held in Rome on 19-21 November 2014, wishes to emphasise what has been done, also with a view to learn from the past and to prepare for the future. The aim of the Conference is to explore these issues in light of the role played by the European Union through its Framework Programmes and the on-going Horizon 2020 Programme. In particular, the Conference will discuss the research carried out through the schemes “Science and Society” (SaS-FP6) and “Science for Society” (SiS-FP7). These activities have been crucial to a better organization of the whole European Research Area, and have provided inspiration to the scientific and technological research carried out in member countries as well as in other regions of the world. In light of the fact that the Horizon 2020 Work Programme (2014-2015) has already allocated 91 million of Euros to the programme “Science with and for Society” (SwafS-Horizon 2020), it is crucial to reflect on what has been already learnt and what will be the future prospective. Among the objectives of the Conference are:
(a) to garner analysis, recommendations and best practices;
(b) to provide a platform for stakeholders from member states and others to discuss further developments in Responsible Research and Innovation framework;
(c) to federate the Science in Society Community and provide input for future collaboration within ‘Science with and for Society’;
(d) to present the international perspective of Science in Society projects over the FP6 and FP7, and further discuss and reflect on the international dimension of Science in Society.