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Global Ethics in Science and Technology

Objective

GEST aims to explore the role of ethics in science and technology (S&T) policy as it is currently developing both in Europe and in the two main global emerging economies of China and India. S&T ethics has been widely debated in Europe in the last two decades leading to a number of policy initiatives that have influenced the development of new technologies in the European Research Area. The way in which ethical considerations are incorporated in S&T policy in Europe creates an environment that inevitably affects the EU’s global position.

At the same time Europe is increasingly co-operating and competing with the two major emerging economies of China and India, which are also keen to develop their S&T sectors. Interdependences between these three global actors require ever closer collaboration, preferably undertaken in a highly transparent manner. However S&T debates in each of the three regions follow local dynamics that are not necessarily easily understood, even by expert communities in those regions. Interdependent development (and even positive competition) requires mutual respect and understanding, but this relies upon close collaboration in exploring common issues and significant differences.

GEST aims to create such collaboration between key S&T policy advisory institutes in the three regions in order to provide a clear understanding of the role of ethics in S&T debates. GEST offers a unique chance to analyse and debate relevant issues while learning from experience gathered in Europe and in the two emerging economies. A group of experts with a wide disciplinary and geographical distribution will provide input for kick-starting a global debate on the dynamics of ethics in S&T policy. In order to address the implications for effective global governance of science, GEST will provide concrete, realistic policy recommendations in the form of a collaborative roadmap and an action plan for science in society that will consider policymaking needs in all three r

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
Address
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PR1 2HE Preston
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 328 195
Administrative Contact
Miltos Ladikas (Dr.)

Participants (4)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 225
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Wallburg (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 102 360
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Frans Brom (Prof.)
CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT*CASTED
China
EU contribution
€ 87 000
Address
Yu Yuan Tan Nan Lu Rd 8Yu 8
100038 Beijing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yandong Zhao (Prof.)
RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
India
EU contribution
€ 83 040
Address
Lodhi Road, India Habitat Centre, Core 4B 4Th Floor
110 003 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bharat Col. Panwar (Mr.)