NewHoRRIzon is a research project aimed at integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into research and innovation systems at the national and international levels. 

The concept of RRI is an approach that allows bridging gaps between science, research and innovation communities, and society as a whole by promoting integrative, forward-looking, open, and responsive research and innovation systems. Within this framework, multiple stakeholders (from research, business, policy, education, and civil society) are involved at the project and system levels in research and innovation to better align their processes and outcomes with the values, needs, and expectations of society. A significant initial step was the operationalization of RRI into the following six key elements: ethics, gender equality, governance, public engagement, science education, and open access. 

The NewHoRRIzon project consisted of 19 Social Labs serving as spaces for social experiments to address complex, groundbreaking social challenges at a systemic level. Each Social Lab focused on developing policy recommendations for the current EU research framework program in a specific field, involving various stakeholders in that area. Caroline Paulick-Thiel moderated the Social Lab on Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials.


Partner: Federation of German Scientists e.V.

Contact: Ulrike Wunderle

2018 – 2020