The goal of the project IRRESISTIBLE (Including Responsible Research and innovation in cutting Edge Science and Inquiry-based Science education To Improve teacher's ability of Bridging Learning Environments) is to design activities that foster the involvement of students and the public in the process of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The consortium aims to raise awareness on RRI by increasing pupils' content knowledge about research. This is achieved by combining formal (school) and informal (science centre, museum or festival) educational approaches to introduce relevant topics and cutting edge research into the programme. By this methodology pupils are familiarized with science, thus fostering a discussion on RRI issues.
The consortium consists of 12 universities and 2 science museums/centers from 10 countries (Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey), under the coordination of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The research project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration.