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Ethics for Technologies with High Socio-Economic Impact

Objective

TechEthos will reinforce the pivotal role of the European Union as an ethics trailblazer in new and emerging technologies. Such technologies bring with them new ethical challenges and societal consequences that need to be addressed. The project will develop guidance for the development and deployment of these technologies to ensure the highest ethical standards at the EU and international levels. It will carry out a horizon scan to identify three or four new technologies with high socio-economic impact. It will then identify and analyse the ethical issues raised by the selected technologies and explore the views and attitudes of expert and lay stakeholders towards them and their ethical implications using scenarios and media analysis. Public involvement is key in this project: science museums and centers involved in our work will ensure appropriTechEthos will address the growing ethical challenges and expectations vis-à-vis new technologies to ensure the highest ethical standards at the EU and international levels. It will conduct a horizon scan of emerging technologies with high socio-economic impacts to identify 3-4 that may raise particularly challenging ethical issues; these will be further analysed and engaged with in the project (via ethical and legal analysis and stakeholder engagement activities). The project will develop/refine/extend (as desirable and applicable to the selected technologies) existing/proposed ethics frameworks, operational guidelines or Codes (e.g., developed in SIENNA, SHERPA, PANELFIT, SATORI and other projects) to enable the effective ethics governance of the technologies. It will reconcile the needs of research and innovation and the legitimate concerns of the society while stimulating innovation and reducing socio-economic inequalities. To do so, it will especially engage with researchers and innovators, research ethics committees (RECs), research integrity (RI) bodies, civil society organisations (CSOs), policy-makers and the public.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 821 362,50

Participants (9)

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCA INDUSTRIALE - AIRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 263 381,25
Address
Viale Gorizia 25C
00198 Roma
Activity type
Other
All European Academies
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 887,50
Address
Jaegerstrasse 22 23
D-10117 Berlin
Activity type
Other
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 246 403,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 324 811,25
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 649 981,25
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUREC OFFICE GUG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 344 687,50
Address
Werdstr. 31
53225 Bonn
Activity type
Other
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 663 250
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5Th Floor
SW1X 7QA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 261 236,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 296 591,25
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments