The process of engaging citizens in the development of the Integrated Energy and Climate Protection Concept (IEKK) in the Federal State Baden-Württemberg (Germany) has been distinguished in a competition launched by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety entitled “Distinguished! Competition for exemplary citizen engagement“.
DIALOGIK is partner in the EU-funded project „REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders” (RECIPES) that starts 1st January 2019. The project deals with the relationship of precaution and innovation and the question of how these two aspects can be reconciled. It involves in all stages of the research process actors from politics, economy, and civil society. The launching conference of RECIPES will be held on 24-25 January 2019 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
DIALOGIK is partner in the EU-funded project „HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Systems“ (HiDALGO) that has started on 1st December 2018. The project combines data analysis, machine learning, and high performance computing for providing more effective solutions for complex global challenges, for instance regarding environmental protection, migration and in relation to communication in social media.
Bavarian industry’s education organization (Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e.V.) has commissioned DIALOGIK to evaluate the „Girls” Day Academy Bavaria“. In the academy, girls from the 7th to 10th class achieve an in-depth consultation on future career choices in the areas of natural sciences and technology. The evaluation project has started on 1st November 2018.
From October 16 to 17, 2018, the first annual meeting of the project „Multi-Risk Analysis and Information System Components for the Andes Region” (RIESGOS) was held in the Earth Observation Center of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. For almost a year the RIESGOS team (DIALOGIK is partner) has been working on research and development of scientific methods to better understand complex interactions in the context of multi-risk analysis in order to prevent future natural disasters.
The EU-funded project PROSO (coordinated by DIALOGIK) has published a Support Tool for promoting engagement of citizens and third sector actors in research and in research and innovation policy. Its main target groups are policy makers and governmental agencies, research funding organizations and research councils, research organizations, other engagement performing organizations, and third sector actors (such as civil society organizations) at national and European Union levels. These actors can make valuable contributions to promoting societal engagement in research-related processes.