Various societal challenges are on the rise (climate issues, democratic challenges, tensions about resources and rising inequalities). At the same time, public policies seem more and more influenced by short-term visions, emotion-based logic and fake news trends. Researchers have more than ever a responsibility and a role to play as a component of society. This working group is dedicated to supporting projects fostering a) social cohesion b) social responsible and evidence-based advocacy of researchers c) the integration of sustainability consideration in research projects and research environments. This year’s focus is particularly set on issues of academic freedom, and on the reflection related to the involvement of Eurodoc in the conference of INGO at the Council of Europe (academic freedom and gender equality).
Coordinator: Véronique De Herde (firstname.lastname@example.org)