In 2016, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) clearly committed itself to quality citizen participation in research policy and research with its policy paper on participation. With the development of a participation strategy, the BMBF now wants to specify how participation can be further strengthened in this area.

Around 50 citizens will discuss this issue in a total of 7 meetings from the end of November to March. The Citizens’ Council includes representatives from urban and rural areas, young and old, university graduates and non-academics. Their different perspectives are incorporated into the development of concrete, practical recommendations for action for policymakers and academics. These will be summarized in the citizens’ report and presented to the BMBF and the public as part of the Year of Science 2022 – Nachgefragt!

Together with ifok GmbH nexus conceives and moderates the Citizens’ Council for Research.

Duration: 09/2021 – 05/2022
Client: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Team: Christine von Blanckenburg (Projectmanagement), Eike Biermann, Gordian Haas, Zora Ott, Felix Schürhoff
Projectpartner: ifok GmbH

Logo: BMBF