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Governance and ethics of nanotechnology

First conference on the Recommendation of the European Commission on a code of conduct for responsible nanosciences and nanotechnologies research

7 - 8 May 2008

Venue: Jean Monnet Room – Berlaymont Building, Brussels


Wednesday, 7 May 2008

08.30-09.00 - Welcome with coffee/tea

09.00–09.45 - Opening session

09.00–09.45 - Herbert von Bose , Director Research DG of the European Commission, Industrial Technologies:
Nanotechnologies – their potential to improve quality of life and competitiveness of European industry

Jean-Michel Baer, Director Research DG of the European Commission, Science, Economy and Society:
Why a Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research?

Pēteris Zilgalvis PDF, Head of Governance and Ethics Unit
The European Commission's Recommendation on a Code of Conduct

09.45–12.15 - EC Framework programme-funded projects on the governance and ethics of nanotechnology:
Research views on how to implement the "code"

09.45-10.00 - Antje Grobe PDF: Codes of conduct and risk governance models on nanotechnologies: An overview

10.00–10.15 - David Bennet PDF (involved in EC funded research project NANOBIORAISE)

10.15-10.30 - Discussion

10.30-10.45 - Coffee break

10.45–11.00 - Matthew KearnsPDF (involved in EC funded research project DEEPEN)

11.00–11.15 - Stephan SchallerPDF (involved in EC funded research project NANOLOGUE project)

11.15–11.30 - Linda NielsenPDF (Member of European Group on Ethics)

11.30–11.45 - John Crowley, UNESCO

11.45-12.15 - Discussion

12.15–13.45 - Lunch

13.45–15.30 - Roundtable with Industry/Civil Society : Materialising the Code:
With: Donald Bruce PDF( Edinethics), Gernot Klotz (CEFIC), Marc Lipinski (Ile de France), Anna Witowska PDF (Food and Water Watch), Carolin Kranz PDF (BASF), Peter Krueger (Bayer), Hilary Sutcliffe (Reponsible Futures), Kjell AnderssonPDF (Karita Research)

15.30-15.45 - Coffee Break

15.45-16.00 - Pieter van BroekhuizenPDF (involved in EC funded research project Nanocap), University of Amsterdam

16.00-17.00 - Roundtable with European Commission representatives

With: Philippe MartinPDF(DG SANCO), Eva Hellsten (DG ENV), Nicholas Deliyanakis (DG RTD-Industrial Technologies), Philippe Galiay (DG RTD-Science, Economy and Society), Cornelis Brekelmans (DG ENTR)

Thursday 8 May 2008

Internationalization of the Commission Recommendation on a Code of Conduct/Ethical Perspectives

09.30-09.45 - Julia Moore, Woodrow Wilson Center, USA

09.45-10.00 - Alfred NordmannPDF (Involved in various Ethics projects on Nanotechnology)

10.00-10.15 - Discussion

10.15-10.30 - Christine MannhalterPDF, Austrian Bioethics Commission:
Nanotechnology – A Catalogue of Ethical Problems and Recommendations (Ruling of the Austrian Bioethics Commission at the Federal Chancellery; 13 June 2007)

10.30-10.45 - Klaus Michael WeltringPDF (involved in EC funded research projects Nano2Life and the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine)

10.45-11.00 - Maurizio SalviPDF, European Commission (Head of Secretariat, European Group on Ethics, European Commission)

11.00-11.30 - Discussion with Coffee

Deliberative Framing of Nanotechnology. New Research Projects

11.30-11.45 - Elvio MantovaniPDF(Research Project: FRAMINGNANO)

11.45-12.00 - Eivind StoPDF (Research Project: NANOPLAT)

12.00-12.15 - Discussion

12.15-12.20 - Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Governance and Ethics Unit. Conference Closure

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