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Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Applications

Objective

The ETICA project will identify emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and their potential application areas in order to analyse and evaluate ethical issues arising from these. By including a variety of stakeholders and disciplinary perspectives, it will grade and rank foreseeable ethical risks. Based on the study governance arrangements currently used to address ICT ethics in Europe, ETICA will recommend concrete governance structures to address the most salient ethical issues identified. These recommendations will form the basis of more general policy recommendations aimed at addressing ethical issues in emerging ICTs before or as they arise Taking an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach will ensure that ethical issues are identified early, recommendations will be viable and acceptable, and relevant policy suggestions will be developed. This will contribute to the larger aims of the Science in Society programme by developing democratic and open governance of ICT. Given the high importance of ICT to further a number of European policy goals, it is important that ethical issues are identified and addressed early. The provision of viable policy suggestions will have an impact well beyond the scientific community. Ethical issues have the potential to jeopardise the success of individual technical solutions. The acceptance of the scientific-technological basis of modern society requires that ethical questions are addressed openly and transparently. The ETICA project is therefore a contribution to the European Research Area and also to the quality of life of European citizens. Furthermore, ethical awareness can help the European ICT industry gain a competitive advantage over less sensitive competitors, thus contributing to the economic well-being of Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1
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Coordinator

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 285 585
Administrative Contact
Bernd Carsten Stahl (Dr.)

Participants (11)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 110 472
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Heino (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 944
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Van Den Hoven (Prof.)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 85 590
Address
Weberstrasse 5
76133 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 596
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Culot (Dr.)
STEINBEIS-HOCHSCHULE-BERLIN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 652
Address
Kienestrasse 39
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Uwe Haug (Mr.)
EOTVOS KAROLY KOZPOLITIKAI KHT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 34 800
Address
Ulaszlo Utca 43
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mate Szabo (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET LODZKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 39 984
Address
Ul Prezydenta Gabriela Narutowicza 68
90 136 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wieslaw Oleksy (Dr.)
Analytica Social and Economic Research Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 15 018
Address
Ferntower Road 46
N5 2JH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ursula Huws (Prof.)
EUREXCEL MEMBERSHIP PROJECTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 480
Address
Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane 7
NW7 2DQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Jennings (Mr.)
TELEREGIONS NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 17 460
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 3
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjell Peterson (Mr.)
EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC MESSAGING ASSOCIATION AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 19 668
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roger Dean (Mr.)