This website provides you with guidance on involving representatives from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in research. It contains guidelines from the EU research project CONSIDER. See below for links to the specific guidelines, or you may be interested in more general reasons to involve civil society in research.
What should I do to improve the involvement of civil society in research?
In order to achieve more direct relevance these guidelines have been divided according to five key stakeholder groups:
In addition to the guidelines themselves we have prepared a series of supporting summaries.
These texts are designed to provide further context and insights from the CONSIDER project.
You may also be interested in our Glossary or relevant Links and resources.
Frequently asked questions
How can researchers identify suitable CSOs? (under construction)
What advice do you have for CSOs who are interested in getting involved in EU projects - especially about identifying suitable research partners?
How does this link into the European Commission's emphasis on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)?