The research carried out as part of REMIT project will focus on normative construction, geopolitics and economic and social aspects of technology governance to create knowledge that supports the EU in re-conceptualizing multilateral governance in four crucial policy areas: digital, health bio, security and defence, and financial technologies. In innovative scenario testing workshops with EU officials, important regional groupings and national administrators, REMIT will design policy recommendations that will give a remit to reignite multilateralism via technology. A reigniting that not only reacts to China’s rise as a systemic technology rival or Russia’s potential as a technology abuser or the dominance of large U.S.-based digital platforms, but that sets a clear vision for the future—one in which Europe plays a leading role with its most important partners.
REMIT researchers will produce knowledge via several methods, but predominantly by using the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF), an analytical tool that advances the way researchers approach policy analysis and formulation. By applying the ACF, researchers in REMIT will untangle the intricate web of actors, beliefs, and interactions within the four technology policy areas. Knowing the status quo makes the next step possible—to invent ideas and suggest paths forward.
The ACF further encourages researchers to engage with policymakers, practitioners, and advocacy groups throughout the research process. By involving key stakeholders from our Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB), REMIT researchers can validate their findings, ensure the relevance and applicability of their research, and foster a sense of ownership among those who can drive policy change. Such engagement enhances the credibility and impact of REMIT’s research, bridges the gap between academia and practice, and facilitates evidence-informed policy decisions.