Professor Aphra Kerr of Maynooth University recently took part in the Science with and for Society in European Universities: Cross-Alliances Forum 2023, held on November 30 to December 1 at the Université libre de Bruxelles. At the event Professor Kerr delivered a session on ‘Ethics and Integrity in AI Research: An Interdisciplinary Perspective’. The event served as a platform to celebrate the successes of completed and ongoing Research and Innovation (R&I) projects funded under the Horizon 2020 SwafS programme.
Throughout the forum, participants from around Europe shared best practices in research and teaching. Topics of discussion encompassed the development of a common R&I agenda and action plan, the successful sharing of resources and infrastructures, exploration of joint structures, enhancement of human capital within the Alliances, and strengthened collaboration with the non-academic sector. Focused dialogues on mainstreaming Open Science practices and how the Alliances have effectively involved citizens and society in their activities were also discussed. The event facilitated dialogues between Alliances and external stakeholders, exploring diverse models and pathways to excellence within the European R&I ecosystem.
The forum’s agenda featured engaging plenary sessions, a series of roundtables, workshops, and poster presentations, supplemented by keynote speeches and plenary presentations from distinguished European policy deciders and academic stakeholders.
Aphra’s participation was facilitated by the CHARM-EU European University Alliance. See https://www.charm-eu.eu/
Maynooth University is also involved in the ArQus European University Alliance. See https://arqus-alliance.eu/