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The ORION MELTIC project coordinated by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III, brings together two disciplines; health as well as information and communication technologies (ICT). The project aims to improve the quality of life of European citizens in small communities by co-creating and developing ICT health services with stakeholders including local residents. Find out more about the MELTIC project in this online workshop arranged by the Living Innovation EU project, Atos and La Caixa Foundation on 30 March at 16:00-17:30 CET.

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The findings of the ORION public dialogue on genome editing in life sciences research were presented at an event on 11th March 2021. The findings bring together four public dialogue events held in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and Czech Republic during 2019-2020. The dialogues sought to explore public attitudes to fundamental life sciences research when revolutionary genome editing technologies are used in order to understand when and how to engage audiences with emerging technologies. The public dialogue also sought to understand how public engagement strategies might differ between countries.

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Join the ORION session on "Public Dialogues as a tool for public engagement" on 1 December during the Engage Festival 2020. The online Engage Festival brings together all of those keen to support the role of public engagement in reimagining our world and this year's theme is Engagement, innovation and change.

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The ORION Citizen Science project Genigma and the ORION evaluation of citizen science initiatives will be presented at the Citizen Science SDG online conference on 15 October. The conference is an official event of Germany’s 2020 EU Council presidency and the theme is: Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs.

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Do you like gaming? Are you participating in the European Citizen Science Association, ECSA online conference 6-11 September? Don't miss the opportunity to get a glimpse of the new Genigma game on 9 September. The Genigma Citizen Science project is funded by ORION Open Science.

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Join us to discuss Open Science and RRI at ESOF in Trieste. The ORION partners will be involved in three sessions during ESOF 2020 - EuroScience Open Forum on 2-6 September. The theme for ESOF 2020 is: “Freedom for science, science for freedom". Due to Covid-19, this year's ESOF is also open for online participation.

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The InSPIRES EU project organized a webinar on “Open science: the dimension of stakeholder engagement ” on Thursday 14 May. Michela Bertero, Head of International and Scientific Affairs at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, EU-LIFE representative in the European Open Science Policy Platform and coordinator of ORION Open Science was the key note speaker and she gave a brief historical background to Open Science, an overview of the current policies, activities and the future steps.

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What do the public think about genome editing? That’s what we hope to find out through our public dialogues on genome editing which takes place in Cambridge on October 24 and November 2. The aim with the public dialogues is to discuss the risks and opportunities of disruptive technologies and identify any concerns the public might have.

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