Publication: Democratic Research and Innovation

Robert Braun and Erich Griessler published the paper "More democratic research and innovation" in the Journal of Science Communication. For decades the idea that scientists, policy makers and industry know best in research and innovation has been convincingly challenged. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation [RRI] combines various strands of critique and takes up the idea that research and innovation need to be democratized and must engage with the public in order to serve the public. The proposed future EU research funding framework programme, Horizon Europe, excludes a specific program line on research in RRI. The paper proposes a number of steps the European Parliament should take to institutionalize RRI in Horizon Europe and beyond.

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