CIMULACT is developing and experimenting with methods for citizen participation on long-term foresight, as well as building capacities in already existing methods.
The experiments are exploring a variety of methods in order to test and inspire the research community with a broad range of options for citizen and multi-actor engagement in research and innovation priority setting. Furthermore, the diversity of methods also allows targeting different societal groups, enriching the feedback and validation of the research programme scenarios from a wide range of societal perspectives.
The project will assess and compare the relative merits between the results and process of citizen focused engagement and traditional foresight.
The CIMULACT concept rests on a body of knowledge stemming from several traditions of thinking such as Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), Participatory Technology Assessment, Theory of Negotiation, Foresight, Visualisation and Public Participation: