The second step of RRI-LEADERS started in June 2021 and focused on exploring and understanding the relationships between and among the stakeholders and the society at large -within the chosen policy areas in the participating territories- from the perspective of RRI. It aimed at identifying if and how the RRI keys and the AIRR dimensions are embedded or not in the policy discourse, to outline gaps in existing policies and opportunities for integration of the RRI-AIRR approach.

Two tasks were implemented in the four territories:

  1. documentary analysis of the relevant national and territorial level legislative documents, strategies and programmes, analysed from the RRI-AIRR perspective. A total of 30 strategic policy documents were analysed and included in four draft reports to be used as working documents for the next task.
  2. participatory worshop who gathered 64 stakeholders amongst the four territories with representatives of academia and research institutes, the private sector, civil society and organisations and local authorities. They discussed the findings from the documentary analysis and an open discussion followed around a pre-defined questionnaire which included questions regarding the opportunities for the embeddedness of RRI-AIRR approach in existing strategies/programmes/ plans. The workshop discussions were summarised in a report, which included recommendations to local policy and decision-makers on how to identify opportunities/policy areas for integration of the RRI-AIRR approach in future municipal/regional policymaking and strategy development.

Both tasks’ findings were merged into the «Report on the RRI policy discourse in the involved territories» published in October 2021.

The individual territorial reports can be read below: