REIsearch – A unique bridge between citizens, researchers, and policy makers

REIsearch has been created as a bridge to connect citizens, researchers and policy makers on topics linked to the scientific research and to societal challenges that Europe will face in the years to come.

REIsearch was launched in 2016, with the support of the European Parliament and European Commission, with the objective of showing how a technological tool, coupled to a broad network of leading media, research institutions, researchers, civil society organisations, and citizens, can help policy makers to make better use of all knowledge and experience – wherever it may come from – to make better decisions, based on evidence and experience, for the benefit of society as a whole.

The platform, thanks to an integrated aggregation system, provides access to data and scientific contents to researchers and citizens interested in scientific topics and their societal impact, facilitating access to articles, journals, legislative and policy documents and scientific data stored in different databases. Currently, REIsearch grants access to over 115 million publications across 3 databases (Mendeley, OpenAire and ScienceDirect) as well as to all the legal and policy documents contained in the EUR-Lex database.

The successful debut in 2016 on the topic of chronic diseases, reached around 60.000 EU citizens out of which nearly 16.000 took part to the related survey.

For more information about the Media Campaign on Chronic Diseases click here

In April 2017 REIsearch has launched a Media Campaign on “The Next Generation Internet”. The Campaign aimed to be the largest public consultation on the future of the internet, involving both experts and citizens across Europe.

Over 34.000 people have been engaged in the campaign between April and June 2017, while the social media campaign reached over 850.000 people.

For more information about the Media Campaign on the Next Generation Internet click here

In 2018 REIsearch focused on a new Media Campaign on Digital Skills: Big data, analytics and AI; Social and New Media; Internet of Things Cybersecurity and Privacy.

This last edition of the media campaign engaged more than 66.000 people on the new platform. The gamified survey to evaluate one’s digital skills has been played by 26.000 users among which 12.000 (45%) completed the game in full.

For more information about the Media Campaign on Digital Skills click here

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