What’s FoTRRIS?

FoTRRIS was a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program ‘Science with and for Society’.
The main objective was to develop and introduce new governance practices to co-create transdisciplinary Responsible Research and Innovation (co-RRI) project concepts that are attuned to local needs, values and opportunities, and that mobilize and connect local stakeholders.




Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) was introduced as a new way to conceptualize the relationship between science and society.

It addresses the growing need for a science and innovation system performing more "responsible" and therefore includes principles such as gender equality, transparency and open access to data.



FoTRRIS performed “Transition Experiments” made up of a series of workshops to test FoTRRIS’ conceptual and methodological frameworks for co-RRI.

The activities took place in:

  • Graz, Austria on sustainable food
  • Flanders, Belgium on materials scarcity
  • Hungary on local economic development
  • Sicily, Italy on renewable energies
  • Madrid, Spain on refugees and women with disabilities.

In each of the five countries, a competence cell (comprising FoTRRIS’ partners) invited local actors from the quadruple helix to design collaboratively a research project, using the FoTRRIS frameworks.




Errin was responsible for the European policy recommendations that highlighted the necessity of introducing the following policy measures:

  • Make resilient societies and sustainable development the ultimate goals of the long-term European strategy, to be implemented by the new Research and Innovation Framework programme as a financial instrument.
  • Foster co-created Responsible Research and Innovation (co-RRI) in the European Research and Innovation Framework Programme and in all initiatives launched at European level.
  • Define more broadly the desired impact of research and innovation
  • Invest in capacity building of current societal actors & researchers and in education of the next generations to co-create research and innovation in a responsible way.

FoTTRIS Team Members

Meet the FoTTRIS Team Members from ERRIN

Anett Ruszanov

Anett Ruszanov

Projects Manager

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Mind the R&I gap – co-RRI in response to global challenges

FoTRRIS project, where ERRIN is a consortium partner, is coming to an end soon. FoTRRIS has developed and introduced new governance practices to foster Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policies and methods in Research and Innovation (R&I) systems. Six local experiments have been carried out in five countries, namely Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Italy and Spain.