PRO-Ethics, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, just published its second policy brief. The PRO-Ethics project works with research and innovation funding organisations (RFOs) across Europe to test ethical ways to involve citizens and stakeholders in research and innovation processes.

The RFOs of PRO-Ethics are implementing ten pilots to explore participatory approaches in RFO activities. While adding value by obtaining relevant inputs from citizens and stakeholders not normally included in such processes, these pilots also enhance the RFOs’ competence with participation processes and inform future activities. In this policy brief, we share important learnings from our pilot experiences that can benefit all research and innovation funding agencies with a wish to apply participatory methods.

You will find more details on our findings in the policy brief which you can find here.