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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation (R&I) are essential for improving competitiveness, promoting growth, creating jobs and addressing societal challenges. Recognising this, the EESC monitors the implementation of Horizon 2020, the EU's far-reaching R&I programme. We are also closely involved in the debate about Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), a concept the aim of which is to integrate stakeholders in the R&D process, so that together we can find sustainable and inclusive solutions to the societal challenges we are facing today.