Responsible research and innovation in action: policy and practice in Europe

July 25, 2016 2:15 - 3:30 pm


In 2014, the ‘Rome Declaration on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe’ was adopted, acting as a carrier wave for numerous RRI debates and activities. EU funding has significantly underpinned this. We aim to provide a snapshot of how this first wave of dedicated projects, conceptual developments and concrete recommendations are having immediate practical and policy-related impacts. Particular emphasis will be given to how institutions and actors in the field of research and innovation can integrate these RRI tools. With inputs from industry and civil society, we will explore how RRI tools can help us address societal challenges, such as sustainability or security, to anticipating potential risks or ethical concerns and examine how research and innovation is expected be done fairly, by allowing for open access, equal opportunities and the involvement of stakeholders according to democratic standards.

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