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2nd HEIRRI Conference: free registration and call for abstracts are now open!

The 2nd HEIRRI Conference, Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI, scheduled to take place on 27 April 2018 in Vienna is now open for registration!

This conference will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of RRI within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process.

Participants, including high-level education representatives, academics, industry, international associations and other stakeholders, will have the opportunity to discuss the HEIRRI training programmes and their piloting, to join debates on the future of RRI in Europe and beyond, to discover other initiatives on RRI training, and to engage in multidisciplinary sessions.

A combination of keynote talks, parallel thematic sessions, RRI initiatives speed dating and a poster session are bound to make for an engaging and enriching event.

This conference will also allow for networking, all under one roof in the heart of Europe: Vienna!

Save the date and proceed to free registration by filling this form.

The Call for Abstracts is now also open!

In this 2nd HEIRRI Conference we welcome contributions presenting RRI practices, projects, programmes and initiatives that demonstrate the application of RRI in higher education.

More information on the call for abstracts and rules for submission here.

Deadline for abstract submission: December 10, 2017 (23:59 European Central Time)

Stay tuned and visit the project's blog to have a look at the preliminary Conference programme.

You can also join the event on Facebook and use the hashtag #HEIRRIConf on Twitter.


  • RRI
  • Reseach and Innovation
  • higher education
  • University
  • Critical thinking



Integrating the concept of “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) into university careers in science and technology, so that research and innovation meets societal needs, values ​​and expectations.