What we do

There is a growing understanding of the need for societal adaptation to global environmental and climate challenges, considering intergenerational equity. To address these challenges comprehensively, a framework for research and innovation (R&I) is essential, encompassing environmental and climate ethics and integrity issues. This framework applies not only to R&I with potential environmental impacts but also to endeavors aimed at developing solutions such as geoengineering or biotechnology.

In RE4GREEN project, we aim to contribute to the European Research Area (ERA) ethics and integrity framework, supporting the transition to be a sustainable economy and society outlined by the European Green Deal. Through a bottom-up approach using the social lab methodology, we will develop practical guidelines, recommendations, and training materials to ensure R&I activities effectively contribute to the holistic solutions for the Green Transition.

Focus areas

In this project, we will focus primarily on ecofeminism and gender perspectives within Research and Innovation (R&I), offering training methodologies, plans, checklists, factsheets, and a gender glossary. Our contributions will involve identifying key concepts and issues in environmental and climate ethics for R&I, including topics such as environmental justice, social and gender justice, sustainability, and ecofeminist perspectives. We will conduct systematic literature reviews to analyze research ethics and integrity challenges in technologies and policies supporting the green transition. We will also oversee the recruitment and interviewing of participants for the Social Lab, ensuring diverse representation. Moreover, we will lead capacity-building efforts on gender expertise within the consortium, aiming for gender-transformative approaches and high female participation across all activities, including the development of training modules and materials on feminist facilitation techniques.

We collaborate with 14 other partners worldwide in the RE4GREEN project, under the coordination of Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. This consortium comprises esteemed academic, research, and commercial organizations across Europe and beyond.


Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain


Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Eurec Office Gug, Trilateral Research Limited, Universiteit Twente, Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Aarhus Universitet, Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion, European Association of Research Managers and Administrators, Verein der Europäischen Bürgerwissenschaften, Korea University, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, University of Cape Town, Stitching VUMC, National University Corporation the University of Tokyo