BEYOND4.0 is a research innovation action under the topic “Research for inclusive growth: addressing the socioeconomic effects of technological transformations” of the Horizon 2020 programme fostered by the European Commission. The BEYOND4.0 consortium is composed of nine European universities and research centres. The Summer School includes sessions focused on conceptual and historical understanding of technological transformations, as well as current studies and research in the field.
Since the irruption of the crisis, it has been observed how the index of trust of the citizens in the institutions and in the political parties has been declining gradually. The citizenship is disenchanted with the political system. Many people feel outside or far away from political decision making. Political participation through the vote of citizens every four years is no longer enough.