Enhancing EU law on emerging technologies: Our recommendations

Publication | 28 February 2023

In short

This report presents a series of policy briefs which offer recommendations to policymakers at the EU level to enhance legal frameworks for the governance of climate engineering (Carbon Dioxide Removal – CDR – and Solar Radiation Modification – SRM), neurotechnologies and digital extended reality (XR).

The recommendations are based on the legal and policy analysis of TechEthos: an in-depth look at international and EU law and policy and a series of national legal case studies. These findings were discussed and validated through consultation meetings with 14 policymakers at the European Commission.


Julie Vinders, Trilateral Research (TRI), Ben Howkins, TRI

Date of publication

28 February 2023


Draft version submitted to the European Commission for review

Cite this resource

Vinders, J., Howkins, B. (2023). Policy briefs on enhancing EU legal frameworks. Deliverable 6.2 for the European Commission. TechEthos Project Deliverable. Available at:


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