On 3 and 4 May 2018, Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy hosted the SISCODE kick-off workshop. The gathering marked the launch of project and was a chance for all partners and a representative from the European Commission to meet face to face.
The two day event stated with the sessions: “RRI: Current situation and challenges” with Melanie Smallman, University College London; “The perspective of design on co-creation”, with Francesca Rizzo, Politecnico di Milano and “The perspective of Social Innovation on co-creation” with Christoph Kaletka from Dortmund Technical University; during which key project concepts were discussed.
The workshop also included sections for each of the project group of related tasks, that are called Work-Packages. In a nutshell it could be said that SISCODE work packages are:
- WP1: RRI approaches and Methodologies, in which SISCODE looks into how co-creation is currently conceptualised in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices.
- WP2: Benchmark and Compare Co-creation Cases across Europe, in which SISCODE will create a create a systematic view of co-creation practices across Europe.
- WP3: Experimentation in Co-Creation Labs, where SISCODE plans, conducts, monitosr, and disseminates high-impact experiments in real-life contexts.
- WP4: Playground for Policy Making fosters the transformation of policy making and governance processes in the RRI field, creating and transferring knowledge through reflection, direct experimentation and interaction with policy makers.
- WP6: Exploitation Strategy designs, develops and implements a strategy that ensures the self-sustainability of the valuable outcomes.
- WP7: Engagement & Dissemination engages diverse actors and stakeholders in the project’s activities at the local, national and EU level. Meaning WP7 communicates and disseminates all the work and outcomes of SISCODE
- WP8: Management
- WP9: Ethics requirement.The goal of this work-package is to ensure compliance with the ‘ethics requirements’ set out by the European Commission.