Reinforcing the interactions between science, research and society is a major challenge and one of the priority goals of the 2021-2030 research programming law (LPR).
This includes structuring the dialogue between science and society around three levels of interaction:
As the national project-based research funding agency, ANR is committed to promoting scientific, technical and industrial culture (CSTI) alongside the stakeholders of higher education and research.
As part of its Work Programme, ANR encourages the coordinators and partners of the projects it funds to engage in initiatives to transfer scientific knowledge to citizens and decision-makers (speaking to the media, providing expertise to local authorities and central government, supporting public decision-making, outreach programmes, organising public debates etc.).
Following a call for expressions of interest issued at the end of February 2021, which generated an exceptional response from scientific communities and CSTI stakeholders, the Agency has launched a multi-year programme of SAPS calls for proposals to promote CSTI, mediation and citizen science, divided into two sections.
The first of these calls, launched in late July 2021 on the theme of “Scientific mediation and communication”, led to 15 projects receiving €1.161 million in funding.
The SAPS RA “Scientific mediation and communication” call for proposals
The "Recherches participatives" call for proposals
News: ANR launches a call for expressions of interest in “Science with and for society”
Research programming law no. 2020-1674 of 24 December 2020 for the years 2021 to 2030 with several provisions relating to research and higher education