Pillar 8 : Participatory Science and Research

Building participatory research programmes does not exclude any of the four levels/types of participation. It implies :

  • the development of structured and formalised collaborations between academic research and civil society
  • to be supported by shared and clearly established methodologies, by appropriate tools and by a framework agreement guaranteeing the integrity of the research and the prerogatives of both parties

At the University of Strasbourg, this policy is supported by:

  • an annual call for citizen and participatory science projects with a budget of €100k supported by the Mission d'Investissement d'Avenir (MIA)
  • support in setting up projects and methodology
  • monitoring of programmes
  • the development of participatory mechanisms around major societal and scientific issues, involving the scientific, economic and artistic communities and civil society (e.g. Forum of Religions)