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.

European citizens on the Precautionary Principle and innovation: transparency, risk assessment and stakeholders' engagement are key

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BG, NO, IT, DK, NL
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.

German Bundestag discusses about precaution and innovation

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.

RECIPES kick-off meeting

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Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
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.