Interactive sessions

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 767162.

To maximise the impact of research & innovation (R&I) as well as to better grasp social changes created by innovation, citizens engagement in European R&I activities is pivotal for our next programming period. Therefore, we were glad to see you in Vienna to further discuss the involvement of civil society in R&I activities.

Come & join in your role as citizens and let´s get into dialogue together!


Participants were invited to interactive and participatory sessions in which a particular topic will be discussed ranging from new and upcoming challenges on the one hand, to coping with the real world implications of new technologies on the other. To have a stimulating and inspiring debate between participants, these sessions were organised in two formats:


The World Café:

Participants moved between a series of tables where they continued the discussion in response to a set of predetermined questions focused on the specific goals of each World Café. As well as speaking and listening, individuals were encouraged to write or doodle their ideas on a paper so that the next group could see what previous members have expressed in their own words and images.
(Source: IPFS (09.02.2018):

World Café: Industry for people
31 October, 11:00-13:00, room STRAUSS 1


The fish bowl:

In this format, a small group of around 6 participants discussed about the chosen topic, while the larger group could listen, and could join the discussion at any time.

Fish bowl: Governance Systems
31 October, 14:30-16:00, room STRAUSS 1