Responsible by choice: An Action Plan for embedding RRI in the SHARED GREEN DEAL project

Project Deliverable Report

This report details the preliminary plans for conducting the impact evaluation and ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI) integration in the SHARED GREEN DEAL project. This work has been designed as cross-cutting for the overall work of the project. At the same time, it shall provide a useful reference point for coordination with the analysis work in SHARED GREEN DEAL – which similarly use data collected from the same sorts of activities conducted in other parts of the project.

The work on Impact evaluation and RRI integration has three main aims: First, it introduces the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to the SHARED GREEN DEAL project and its consortium members. More specifically, finding a common understanding of RRI between all SHARED GREEN DEAL partners. Second, It provides guidelines and tools on how to consider RRI in the SHARED GREEN DEAL project activities. Third, it sets out how the project will analyse: how RRI has been used during the SHARED GREEN DEAL project; how RRI considerations will have evolved among the consortium partners; and, finally, whether the inclusion of RRI considerations helped to strengthen the usefulness and usability of project results, especially in light of a broader societal transition towards sustainability.

The core of this report is the ‘SHARED GREEN DEAL RRI vision’. This vision defines RRI and its guiding principles, following joint elaboration and exploration with all consortium partners. It has been developed over the first eight months of the project, including at two consortium meetings. It is relevant for both the European Commission, SHARED GREEN DEAL partners and, hopefully, for other projects and (transdisciplinary) research consortia.

The report, written by Seus, S., Uhrmeister, P., Afghani, N., Foulds, C., explains RRI and demonstrates how its various concepts can concretely be applied at a project level.

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Languages: English

Authors: Fraunhofer ISI, Anglia Ruskin University

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For further details please contact co-leads Professor Chris Foulds ( and Professor Rosie Robison (

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