National Forum for Science, Research and Society

As an extension of the research programming law and the ministerial roadmap “science with and for society”, the dialogue between science, research and society has been enriched with new mechanisms aimed at developing spaces of porosity between academia and civil society. All these devices are new interfaces that allow to multiply the interactions between the different actors involved (scientists, citizens, journalists, decision makers, mediators, etc.).

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of this dialogue, it is not only necessary to define its scope precisely, but above all to develop a measurement tool to assess the impact of the actions deployed, from a dual qualitative and quantitative point of view. The creation of this measurement tool also aims to provide this policy with a “steering compass” to better guide public action, both from the point of view of the institutions and the plurality of actors involved.

To start a collective reflection on these issues, this day will be organized in two stages:

  • a focused morningevaluation of public policies, from their guiding principles to their social and democratic utilitywith a focus on evaluating the dialogue between science, research and society;
  • an afternoon dedicated to participatory workshops aimed at identifying the needs, good practices and difficulties of the actors evaluate their actions in the framework of this dialogue.

This national forum is thus a first reflective and participatory milestone in building the evaluation of this “science with and for society” policy.


In the morning

Valuing the dialogue between science, research and society: an urgent need and a collective goal
Animation: Laurent Simon, science journalist, TheMetaNews

10 h Opening Cyril MoulinDeputy Managing Director, Head of the Research and Innovation Strategy Department
10: 10-10: 30 am Introduction: From management and decision support to the irrigation of the democratic debate: what place for the evaluation of public policies? Martine de BoisdeffreMinister of State, President of the Reports and Studies Section, Council of State
10: 30-11: 30 am Roundtable – How to evaluate and direct public policies with and for Higher Education and Research? Tools, methods, areas and experience
  • Adam Yesproject manager “Public Policy Evaluation”, Strategy of France
  • Thierry CoulhonPresident of the College, Higher Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES)
  • Laurence PinsonDeputy Head of the Department of Performance, Funding and Contracting with Research Bodies, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Anne RevillardDirector of the Interdisciplinary Public Policy Evaluation Laboratory (Liepp), SciencePo
11.30am-12.30pm Round table – How to measure the dynamics of the dialogue between science, research and society? Examples of good practice (barometer, cartography, set of indicators, impact chart, etc.) and perspectives
  • Marina DacosNational Coordinator of Open Science, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Sylvain Perretreference “science with and for society” and director of the Department of Environment and Society, Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)
  • Patricia SquareHead of the Social Science Pole – Research Department, Pays de la Loire Region
  • Matthew Live CourvilleDirector, Museum Cooperation and Information Office (Ocim)
12:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cocktail
It’s late
2-4: 30 p.m. To you: scope, needs and difficulties to measure the dialogue between science, research and society.
Participatory workshops: towards an evaluation with and for the actors.
4:50 pm-5pm Close Nicolau ngoHead of the Department of Relations between Science and Society, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI)

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