Evaluative conversations: Translating between diverse stakeholders in regional RRI projects

Tjitske Holtrop, Ingeborg Meijer, Paula Ootero-hermida, Anestis Amanatidis, Chiara Buongiovanni, Donatella Casale, Claudia Colonnello, Alessandro Deserti, Fabio Feudo, Alan Hartman, Marianne Hörlesberger, Ildiko M. Ipolyi, Nhien Nguyen, Mika Nieminen, Gabriele Quinti, Tine Ravn, Francesca Rizzo, Felicitas Schmittinger, Norbert Steinhaus, Roger StrandThomas Völker, Rene Wintjes, Emad Yaghmaei

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Since the summer of 2020, researchers from ten projects pertaining to the Horizon2020 Science with and for Society (SwafS) call have been meeting virtually as the SwafS14 Monitoring and Evaluation ecosystem. Topics of discussion were the trials and tribulations of their regional Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) projects as well as their strategies for monitoring and evaluation. In this paper we make a first attempt at presenting these issues as problems of translation between different kinds of stakeholders. After an exploration of the diversity of stakeholders and the process of translation in regional RRI, we suggest evaluative conversations as a way of improving regional RRI. We intend to develop this idea in the future and that these conversations will facilitate more responsible and engaged monitoring and evaluation and contribute to better R&I policies.
Tidsskriftfteval Journal for Science and Technology Policy Evaluation
Sider (fra-til)77-84
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2022