Our Activities

Explore, at a glance, the main areas of work of TechEthos and how far along we are in this process. Click on each tile for more links to results and relevant webpages.


With our three to four impactful technologies identified, we will concentrate our efforts on understanding their ethical, societal and legal consequences – bringing on board the concerns of different groups of actors and looking at technologies from different perspectives.

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Ethical issues

TechEthos will identify present and potential ethical issues – such as privacy and gender bias – linked to our selected technologies, as well as the ethical principles and values that might be challenged by these new technologies and their impacts.

First results

Expert perspectives

We are asking researchers, innovators, as well as technology, ethical, legal and economic experts, to consider several future scenarios – including desirable, undesirable and unexpected consequences – for our selected technologies and provide their expertise regarding attitudes, proposals and solutions.

Societal perspectives

A series of events such as science cafés and workshops with local research and technology players will ask the public about the attitudes, values and concerns triggered by future scenarios for our selected technologies – including desirable, undesirable and unexpected consequences.

Media discourse

The way media tackles technology topics both reflects and shapes, public opinion. TechEthos will analyse media sources in 13 countries for insights into trends and issues. The first results of this analysis will be available in June 2022.

Legal implications

TechEthos will consider the state of existing law and regulation currently in place for our selected technologies, and identify areas for improvement, such as addressing socio-economic inequalities and ensuring fundamental human rights and freedoms.

The needs of the R & I community

Active dialogue and workshops with different stakeholders in the Research & Innovation Community, including Research Ethics Committees, will allow us to understand how TechEthos can best support their needs: which shape our subsequent work in enhancing frameworks and utilising results should take.

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TechEthos has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101006249. This website and its contents reflect only their authors' view. The Research Executive Agency and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.