The Group has fifteen members :
EGE Mandate 2005-2009 - EGE Members (and EGE Secretariat) on 20/11/2007
EGE Mandate 2005-2009 - EGE Members on 21/12/2005
They are appointed by the President of the European Commission on the basis of their individual expertise, and they are experts in disciplines such as science, jurisprudence, philosophy and theology.
For its third mandate, the EGE has grown in size from 12 to 15 members. The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso decided to re-appoint six members of the previous group: Göran Hermerén, Linda Nielsen, Rafael Capurro, Inez de Beaufort, Pere Puigdomenèch Rosell and Günter Virt, and invited the following nine new members to join the group: Emmanuel Agius, Diana Bánáti, Anne Cambon-Thomsen, Carlo Casini, Jozef Glaza, Hille Haker, Julian Kinderlerer, Krzysztof Marczewski and Paula Martinho da Silva.
Dr Casini resigned from the EGE on 12 July 2006 because of his appointment as MEP (on 12 May 2006) and was replaced by Professor Dr. Francesco Donato Busnelli, nominated by the President of the European Commission on 9 October 2007.
Philosopher, Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of medicine, Lund University
Lawyer, President of the National Council of Ethics for the Science of Life
Professor of Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Malta
Professor of Food Safety, Director General of the Central Food Research Institute
Professor of Civil Law at Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento S.Anna of Pisa, Pisa
Research Director, CNRS, Head of a Research Team on Genetics and Public Health, Inserm U558, Toulouse