Assessing the ethical impact of new standards for more effective crisis management


The Ethical Impact Assessment (EIA) is a systematic approach to mapping information flows, identifying challenges and opportunities and providing a set of recommendations on best practices for prioritising ethics and societal values during the design, development, and implementation of technologies, products, standards, and processes. The analysis of the ethical and societal issues of (pre)standardisation processes […]

Building a smart support platform for pandemic prediction and management


Infectious diseases have the potential to result in serious cross-border public health threats. Management of this type of crisis remains a serious challenge due to the number of people involved, the different legal, administrative, professional and political cultures, and the lack of transboundary crisis management infrastructures.  Trilateral has joined 37 organisations from across the EU […]

AI for good: Recommendations for enhancing legal frameworks for AI and robotics

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Human genomics, human enhancement, artificial intelligence and robotics offer benefits for both individuals and society. However, it is essential to consider the ethics and human rights implications of these technologies to ensure successful and sustainable research outputs. The SIENNA project worked to ensure that human rights, fundamental freedoms, and ethical values are respected in the design, […]

Mobility Survey – Redesigning accessible transport systems

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We are in a period of redesigning and reinvesting in urban transport systems in European cities. New transport systems such as micro-transit, motorbike taxis, e-scooters, bike sharing, cycle Lanes, cable cars and mobility hubs are becoming increasingly popular. According to experts, these solutions may solve many of today’s transport issues in cities, but are they truly accessible for everyone? […]

Supporting governmental responses to COVID-19 across Europe

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Since its outbreak in Europe in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on societies. Vulnerable groups have been impacted disproportionately: even in countries with well-developed responses, the outbreak and its repercussions imperil the basic well-being of social groups whose livelihoods are already precarious, while the uneven distribution of suffering threatens to […]

Understanding how COVID-19 exacerbates existing inequalities and vulnerabilities


Since its emergence in 2019, COVID-19 has become a topic of daily conversation due to its wide-scale impact on all areas of our lives. Much of the language around the coronavirus is anchored around the word ‘risk’. Medical and Governmental authorities have provided us with copious amounts of guidance regarding risk – often construed through […]

Legal and human rights issues of AI: Gaps, challenges and vulnerabilities

Trilateral carried out research on the legal and human rights issues of artificial intelligence (AI) – gaps and challenges, and affected human rights principles. Such issues include algorithmic transparency, cybersecurity vulnerabilities, unfairness, bias and discrimination, lack of contestability, legal personhood issues, intellectual property issues, adverse effects on workers, privacy and data protection issues, liability for […]

The importance of the Ethical and Privacy Impact Assessment Plus in the INGENIOUS project


The Ethical and Privacy Impact Assessment Plus (EPIA+) is a systematic approach to mapping information flows, identifying and assessing challenges and opportunities, and providing a set of recommendations for project partners to consider during the design, development and deployment of a system. It ensures that ethics and privacy are key considerations throughout the life cycle […]

Adopting co-creation processes to build innovation into end-users’ practices

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Co-creation workshops rely on extensive interaction between participants. During co-creation, collaborators define an issue and undertake work to collectively create a solution to address it. Through the co-creation process, the latent knowledge of experts can be expressed, and manifest in the solutions produced. Co-creation is particularly valuable for many of Trilateral’s projects, which often involve […]