Mandate (2000 - 2004):
to respond to the needs of the former Research European Commissioner
Philippe Busquin in charge of Research for the provision of high
level advice from eminent and experienced practitioners of the life
sciences and technologies, in particular upon the organisation of
a Discussion Platform, through the creation of a European Group
on Life Sciences.
This Group was in charge of:
- addressing the state of knowledge in the life sciences and
technologies, advising the European Commissioner for Research
on the current situation, and on imminent or foreseeable developments
- advising and assist / be assisted by Commission staff in the
planning and organisation of a Discussion Platform, enabling leaders
of the life sciences communities to engage in debate with the
various "stakeholders" interested in the beneficial application
and diffusion of the new knowledge in these fields.