Guidance for future application of the precautionary principle
Precaution for Responsible Innovation: New Options to Move Forward
On May 11, the RECIPES project has held its dissemination conference “Precaution for Responsible Innovation: New Options to Move Forward”.
European Policy Workshop: “Precaution for responsible innovation”
RECIPES' co-creative process and needs assessment results
Analysis of the case studies
To fully understand the complexities and the controversies around the application of the precautionary principle, the RECIPES project conducted nine case studies. The aim was to understand and explain the potential differences in the application depending on the topic and the context. A comparison across the different cases indicates that the application of the precautionary principle had positive effects on innovation and contributed to more responsible pathways.
Case Studies: Conceptual and methodological frameworks
Taking stock of the precautionary principle since 2000
The precautionary principle is supposed to enable decision-makers to adopt precautionary measures even if scientific uncertainties about environmental and health risks remain. However, opinions about the precautionary principle are divided. To some, it is unscientific and an obstacle to progress. To others, it is a necessary tool to protect human health and the environment.
RECIPES' Case Studies: Aligning Precaution and Innovation
How can we ensure that innovative products and solutions are fostered and encouraged when their impacts on human health and the environment are not fully known? The Precautionary Principle (PP) enables authorities to take precautionary measures by means of pre-damage control when scientifically plausible but uncertain that a new technology or product may cause harm.
Academic journal articles on sub-results of the RECIPES project
During the RECIPES project time, RECIPES partners have written on sub-results of the project. Below are the publications listed that refer to the RECIPES research.
The Precautionary Principle in EU Law and Practice
On 12 September 2019 the opening event "The Precautionary Principle in EU Law and Practice" was organised by the Maastricht Centre for European Law academic.