Project

TORCH | Transforming Open Responsible Research and Innovation through CHARM

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Uploaded by RRI Tools on 04 June 2021

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From 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2023

European Universities need to strategically rethink and contribute to define the role of Europe in the 21st century when the Planet faces unprecedented global challenges. Our future depends on our capacity to Reconcile Humanity with the Planet and, for this, we need a transformative European research and educational experience. The future CHARM-EU R&I dimension will promote a challenge-driven transformative agenda with a transdisciplinary and intercultural vision laying its foundation in 3 cross cutting principles of Responsible R&I: Interdisciplinarity/Transdisciplinarity, Gendered innovation, and Ethics and Integrity; and on 4 transformational modules: establishing a common R&I agenda and action plan; reinforcing cooperation with non-academic actors; mainstreaming of comprehensive Open Science practices; and involvement of citizens, civil society and public/cities authorities in R&I.

The TORCH project will help CHARM-EU to become a complete European University by enhancing the academic and research networks already started with the Erasmus+ Project. The TORCH proposal will drive impact at three different levels: alliance level, institutional level and societal level, with priorities in accelerating and catalysing processes of institutional change, in stepping up the support to Gender Equality in R&I policy and in exploring and supporting citizen science.

The future R&I dimension, based in three interconnected stages, represents three open questions: What, How and With Whom.

  • The What focus on the challenges at which CHARM-EU will drive its efforts. Three thematic areas, related with the SDGs, have been proposed as a start aligned with the learning areas identified for the CHARM-EU pilot.
  • The How is the approach to these challenges, CHARM-EU will build its R&I upon the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation and Open Science.
  • Finally, the With Whom will foster transdisciplinary and interculturality through Cooperation and Engagement with other sectors.

 

For more info about the project you can listen to this interview with Dr. Jordi García Fernández, Vicerector for Research at the University of Barcelona.

  • UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, Spain
  • THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN,  Ireland
  • UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT,  Netherlands
     
  • EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM,  Hungary
     
  • UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER,  France

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