Stakeholder engagement and promotion


The EU MARINA project funded under the European Research and Innovation funding programme Horizon 2020, aims to integrate citizens’ visions, needs and desires into science and innovation, promoting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) on marine issues and pressures that have significant effects on the European societies. RRI is a new approach to science whereby you can effectively make your voice heard in the whole research and innovation process and share your ideas with those that develop new solutions. The MARINA project will implement several activities in order to reach all its objectives.

Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) workshops:  discuss, explore, propose and network

The Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) workshop brings together everyone who is interested in developing successful innovations, useful solutions and effective policies in the marine field. It is a unique environment enabling the integration of citizens’ needs, expectations and opinions into the marine Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) process.

Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP): share your knowledge! Take action!

In order to facilitate the cooperation of everyone involved in marine issues and the effective integration of the citizens’ ideas, this online platform will collect and organize all existing networks, communities and other platforms on marine issues; it will engage researchers, organizations from civil society, citizens, decision makers and industrial stakeholders, easing also their participation to other project activities (such as the MML workshops); it will represent a useful tool where everybody will produce and share information, documents, pictures and other resources and it will collect the whole material produced during the project.

Mobilising policy to institutionalize RRI principles

MARINA project will contribute to the institutionalization of RRI principles into the European Union’s policies. Drawing on the experience from the MML workshops, the knowledge gained on the Knowledge Sharing Platform, and the lessons learned from established RRI implementations, we will engage policy makers in a dialogue with RRI practitioners during common Mobilization and Mutual Learning meetings.

Creation of Guidelines and Good Practices for RRI

MARINA project will not focus only on marine issues, but it will contribute to the RRI approach implementation.  It will develop guidelines and good practice benchmarks based on the activities and experiences of the project.  These Guidelines and Good Practices will be focused on different methods and approaches used during all the MARINA project.


MARINA project will organize travelling interactive exhibitions in the European Cultural Cities throughout its duration. They will be focused on the main themes faced by the project.


BlueWise Marine (formerly SmartBay Ireland), Ireland, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy, Isituto Superiore Per La Protezione E La Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Italy, Xpro Consulting Limited (XPRO), Cyprus, Fundação Eurocean, Portugal, Organizatia Ecologista Neguvernamentala Mare Nostrum (Mare Nostrum), Romania, Sihtasutus Teaduskeskus AHHAA, Estonia, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI), Cyprus, Agenzia per La Promozione Della Ricerca Europea (APRE), Italy, Societe D’Exploitation Du Centre Nationale De La Mer (NAUSICAÁ), France, Reseau Ocean Mondial Asibl (ROM WON), Belgium, Associacion Centro De Investigacion Cooperativa En Nanociencias Cic Nanogune (cicnanogune), Spain, Aalborg Universitet (AAU), Denmark, and Istanbul Universitesi (IU), Turkey.