NEWS     06 | 03 | 2019

MULTI-ACT CSEAR Seminar on Post-Normal Science Held Today

Today, the University of Trento and the University of Burgos, in partnership with MULTI-ACT and CSEAR, hold a full day seminar (and webinar) on post-normal science.

The aim of this joint MULTI-ACT/CSEAR Seminar is to engage with post normal science (PNS) approach and discuss about its potential application to different fields of research by bringing together people with different background (accounting, sustainability, brain diseases). 
Science needs to consider social demands and concerns through a participatory and democratic process. Furthermore, engaging in responsible research and innovation is an increasingly recognized call of science. Attending to this call, PNS is particularly appropriate as a guiding approach to develop and interconnect research in different fields, such as those the MULTI-ACT project is bringing together. 

Dr. Paola Zaratin, coordinator of MULTI-ACT, is in Trento to take part in the roundtable discussion, which a presentation exploring how PNS can offer a direction to Responsible Research Innovation, if brain disorders challenges call for a PNS approach and whether enabling PNS in brain disorder research needs new governance models.

Ultimately, this leads to the question of whether the MULTI-ACT model or other similar approaches would help to enable a Post Normal Science approach.

Other speakers included:

Silvio Funtowicz
, Professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway

Jan Bebbington, Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development at the University of Birmingham, UK

Den Patten, Professor of Accounting at Illinois State University, US

Annibale Biggeri, Professor of Health Statistics at the University of Florence, Italy