On May 11, the RECIPES project has held its dissemination conference “Precaution for Responsible Innovation: New Options to Move Forward”.
The RECIPES project started in January 2019 and does not address questions about the relevance and application of the precautionary principle during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
However, several experts involved in the RECIPES project have published their research on the topic:
To fully understand the complexities and the controversies around the application of the precautionary principle, the RECIPES project conducted nine case studies. The aim was to understand and explain the potential differences in the application depending on the topic and the context. A comparison across the different cases indicates that the application of the precautionary principle had positive effects on innovation and contributed to more responsible pathways.
In June 2020, a diverse group of stakeholders met online to discuss the challenges of the precautionary principle and share their visions