SYNENERGENE: Synthetic biology – Engaging with New and Emerging Science and Technology in Responsible Governance of the Science and Society Relationship

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From 27/06/2013 to 26/06/2017

SYNENERGENE is a four-years mobilization and mutual learning action plan (MMLAP) supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project aims at initiating and fostering public dialogue on synthetic biology and mutual learning processes among a wide variety of stakeholders from science, industry, civil society, education, art and other fields.


Specifically, SYNENERGENE aims...

  • to make existing practices of RRI in synthetic biology socially more robust,
  • to mobilise new stakeholders to participate in discourse on synthetic biology,
  • to involve the general public and specific “publics” and improve the quality of public participation by a wide variety of means,
  • to analyse and to make available the results of all public dialogue and stakeholder-oriented activities to policy makers, other stakeholders, and the public,
  • to promote mutual learning processes between a wide variety of established and new stakeholders in the discourse on synthetic biology, stimulating reflection and activities on a novel and innovative avenues to an inclusive governance framework in accordance with a European concept of RRI and of high international visibility, and
  • to help to develop sustainable agendas for RRI in synthetic biology which systematically take into account the views of citizens involved in public communication activities.
  • Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Germany
  • Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Austria
  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Université PARIS I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • Syddansk Universitet, Denmark
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie can Wetenschappen Knaw, Netherlands
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Padova, Italy
  • Universitaet Sklinikum Freiburg, Germany
  • Biofaction KG Biofaction, Austria
  • Vivagora, France
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, United States
  • Stichting VU-VUMC, Netherlands
  • Zebralog GmbH & Co KG, Germany
  • Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland
  • Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
  • De Vriend Hubrecht Cornelis, Netherlands
  • Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Suomen Biotaiteen Seura Ry Foreningen For Biokonst I Finland
  • Finnish Society of Bioart FBAS, Finland
  • Ecsite, Belgium
  • Genart AG, Germany
  • L’Union Européenne des Associations de Journalistes Scientifiques, France
  • Univerza V Ljubjani, Slovenia
  • Hallstrom Anders Niclas, Sweden
  • Stadt Freiburg, Germany
  • Rowe Eugene John - Gene Rowe Evaluations, United Kingdom
  • Universitetet I Bergen, Norway
  • Action Group on Erosion Technology and Concentration Corporation, Canada
  • Fundació Bancària “la Caixa” (CosmoCaixa Barcelona)
  • Pavilion of Knowledge (Pavilhão do Conhecimento) - Ciência Viva
  • Copernicus Science Centre
  • MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
  • AHHAA Science Centre Foundation
  • Science center NEMO
  • Museum of Life/Oswaldo Cruz Fundation

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