Good practices are widespread in Europe in terms of citizens’ and citizens’ associations engagement in science; formal, informal and non-formal science education”; gender equality in science; Research ethics and integrity; Open access to research results including data. The good practices in these five fields are much more easily, efficiently and sustainably implemented when the organisations funding, performing or associated to R&I have adapted significantly their governance frameworks to open up through a process of institutional change.
Consortia are expected to implement institutional changes to promote citizens’ and their associations’ engagement in science, and possibly through an integrated approach covering some or all five fields. All scientific disciplines are covered. Consortia members should aim to ensure that the institutional changes are sustainable beyond the lifetime of the project funding. Consortia are expected to evaluate their activities and provide evidence of societal, democratic, economic and scientific impacts of institutional changes.