Gorazd Weiss is a senior expert and Head of Unit “Research Policy and Development” at ZSI. His key competencies include research on RTDI policies, Development, RRI and Open Science, social entrepreneurship as well as the coordination and management of international RTDI cooperation projects. Since 2010, Gorazd has conducted dozens of trainings, workshops, info sessions and summer schools on the following topics: successful proposal writing for researchers, responsible research and innovation for different target groups (policy makers, researchers, Higher Education Institutions, Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, H2020 Widening Countries, Civil Society Organizations (NGOs) and SMEs). Gorazd continues to be involved in many RTDI projects around the world, from the European Union, Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Western Balkan countries, to Central Asia, Brazil, India, and the Russian Federation. Between 2008 and 2019 he was also involved in the organisation of several scientific events (workshops, focus groups, international conferences) for researchers and policy makers, on topics such as sustainable development, energy, climate change, migration, and NCP systems, etc.). Between 2005 and 2019 he was involved in more than 30 international RTDI projects funded by European Commission (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020, EuropeAid, Interreg), other international (UNESCO, UNIDO) and national funded projects as a researcher, senior research project manager, senior expert or Coordinator.