Policy Brief: NewHoRRIzon

The NewHoRRIzon team, a H2020 project coordinated by the IHS research group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation, has published its 2nd Policy Briefing, co-authored by Robert Braun.

The policy brief focuses on findings of the project in mainstreaming Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in H2020 and recommends strong measures to assist policy integration in Horizon Europe, the upcoming EU funding program. These conclusions from the NewHoRRIzon project suggest that in order to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) via R&I and to systematically integrate ethical, societal, and open access considerations into the 9th Framework Program (FP9 – Horizon Europe), the following must be achieved:

  • All research proposals submitted under Horizon Europe should require an attached supplement addressing project-specific RRI-related questions and reflections 
  • Every research proposal should incorporate RRI-specific actions in the submissions’ tasks, deliverables, milestones, and budgets
  • Every research evaluation process under Horizon Europe should incorporate RRI-informed criteria in the evaluation of research proposals or include RRI experts/expertise in the evaluation panel
  • The establishment of a specific policy, advocacy and expertise centre for mainstreaming RRI

The entire policy brief can be accessed online.