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Dear colleague,

You have been identified by the consortium of the ‘Engaging Society in Horizon 2020’ (Engage2020) projectas having experience, knowledge or important networks in engaging societal stakeholders in research and innovation activities.

One of the major objectives of the ENGAGE2020 project is to aggregate, assess, and increase the understanding of engagement in research and innovation. For this reason, we aim to identify and map engagement methods, which will feed into a databank for current and potential practitioners.

In the first stage of this activity we managed to identify more than 50 engagement methods (a list can be found here: http://engage2020.eu/list-of-identified-methods/). It is important for us to learn about your experience and keep an up-to-date databank of methods for societal engagement. We would like to invite you to contribute to this effort with taking a short survey on the societal engagement methods you and your organisation have participated in. The survey will take around 5 minutes to complete, yet forms an important foundation for the future of science and its relationship with society. We would like to apologise if you have already been invited to take part in the survey by another partner in our consortium.

Please answer one survey for each method you have used in engaging society in research and innovation related activities. Please be aware that all fields marked with “*” are mandatory.

We would highly appreciate if you could forward this email to relevant people in your network who have experience or knowledge of engaging society in research and innovation related activities.

For further information on the Engage2020 project, please check-out a 5-minute video by the project coordinator, Lars Klüver from the Danish Board of Technology Foundation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFtdud4H_w or visit the project website at http://www.engage2020.eu/.

The Engage2020 project started in September 2013 and will end in November 2015. It is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and will deliver its main results in 2014 so that they can be considered in the policy design of Horizon 2020 activities beyond 2015. The consortium includes:

 The Danish Board of Technology Foundation, Denmark;
 Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie, Germany;
 The Involve Foundation, United Kingdom;
 Science Shop, University of Groningen, Netherlands;
 Applied Research and Communications Fund, Bulgaria;
 Dialogik non-profit institute for communication and cooperation research, Germany.

Your time is much appreciated.

Best Regards from the Engage2020 Consortium