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European Commission - Research - Biosociety

Biosociety and the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy
Knowledge based bio-economy
EU-funded research
Basic legislation
EU Biotech Strategy
European Parliament
International affairs
Policy aspects
Page last update: 25/12/2008

Forging a European strategy

This section outlines the main policy aspects relating to biosociety at the European Union level. It covers the basic legislative frameworks governing the life sciences and biotechnology.
You can also find information on the role of the Union’s two main legislative bodies – the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers – in regulating this dynamic new field.
This section also examines efforts to address important ethical and policy challenges by forging a coherent European strategy for life sciences and biotechnologies, setting up mechanisms for coordination at the national level and instigating a far-reaching public debate.
Involving countries outside the EU is an important cornerstone of European research policy that complements efforts to construct an integrated European Research Area. You can find out more about international co-operation in the International Affairs section.










Last update: 25 December 2008 | Top