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'Meeting of Minds. European Citizens' Deliberation on Brain Science'

Objective

A Meeting of Minds across Europe. European Citizens' Deliberation on Brain Science Brain science is a key technology of our times. The rapid headway being made in this field will enable us, to an unprecedented degree, to improve the ways in which our bra ins function. Brain science will also change the way we see ourselves, for the brain has become the leading metaphor of what being human entails. For this reason, a partner consortium of technology assessment bodies, science museums, academic institution s and public foundations from 9 European countries is launching a 'Citizen's Deliberation on Brain Science'. What do European citizens believe constitutes an improvement of the brain? How do they perceive their own image as human beings? How will new fi ndings in brain science affect that perception? The citizens will be charged with assessing both research developments and ethical and socio-political aspects of issues at stake in the field of brain science and with delivering a set of recommendations re levant to policy-makers and the wider scientific and research communities. The initiative will help to set the agenda on a wider political debate by linking specific issues of concern or interest to the public to a larger debate on brain science. The ass essment by European citizens of what is possible compared to what is desirable regarding issues at stake in the field of brain science will help to increase legitimacy by responding to EU calls for greater public involvement in the discussion of future res earch, technological decision-making and governance.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SCIENCE-AND-SOCIETY-7
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

KING BAUDOUIN FOUNDATION
Address
Rue Brederodestraat 21
Brussels
Belgium

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
United Kingdom
Address
309 Regent Street
London
VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK EN TECHNOLOGISCH ASPECTENONDERZOEK
Belgium
Address
Leuvense Weg 86
Brussels
THE DANISH BOARD OF TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
Address
Antonigade 4
Copenhagen K
STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES HYGIENE-MUSEUM
Germany
Address
Lingnerplatz 1
Dresden
RATHENAU INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
Koninginnegracht 56
Den Haag
SCIENCE MUSEUM
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
London
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
Debrecen
EUGENIDES FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
387 Sygrou Ave
Athens
CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
France
Address
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou
Paris
FONDAZIONE IDIS-CITTÀ DELLA SCIENZA
Italy
Address
Via Coroglio 104
Naples
UNVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE
Belgium
Address
9 Place Du Xx Aout
Liege