Improve alignment of research and societal values in the EU and its Member States

von Fraunhofer ISI / 20. Juli 2020

Recent research shows that while the EU promotes social and ethical values in research and innovation, such values are not well integrated in research policy or practice. Responsible research and innovation principles have been designed to enhance an inclusive and democratic approach to enabling research and innovation (R&I) to reflect values, needs and aspirations of society. Research from the Fraunhofer ISI, the University of Wageningen, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and 18 partners however suggest a lack of integration of ethics and public engagement in European research projects.