Approach

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.

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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: