Is the Precautionary Principle really an obstacle to innovation?
This conference will provide a platform to discuss existing challenges to the evidence-based implementation of the PP from an interdisciplinary perspective.
In spring 2019, the RECIPES project hosted citizen meetings in several countries. Citizens who took part in the meetings had the chance to reflect on issues related to precaution and innovation in relation to research and to provide their ideas and opinions.
On 12 April 2019, the German Bundestag debated about precaution and innovation. The debate followed a call of the German Liberals for the introduction of an innovation principle in legislation, while the German Green Party would rather strengthen the precautionary principle. The parliamentary groups in the German Bundestag are highly divided on the topic.
On January 24 and 25, the RECIPES kick-off conference took place at Maastricht University. In addition to the presentation of the project and its underlying problem, the individual work packages of the different consortium partners were discussed.