The main objective of the project is to raise awareness of policy makers, experts, scientists, representatives of industry, third sector and general public in regard to the Commission’s Code of Conduct for responsible nanosciences and nanotechnologies research as well as other developments in governance and ethics of such research. It should also inspire further discussion on these subjects on national and European level, and encourage actions of the EU Member States concerning development of national regulations in the area of responsible nanosciences and nanotechnologies research.
The above mentioned objectives will be achieved through organization of the Polish Presidency conference “Governance and ethics of nanosciences and nanotechnologies” (Nanoethics 2011), follow-up activities and the overall promotion of the project.
The conference will be organized in Warsaw on 20-21 October 2011. It will have a particular focus on the EC Code of Conduct for responsible nanosciences and nanotechnologies research, and activities of Member States concerning implementation of the Code will be presented and discussed. Stakeholders opinions will be heard as well. The conference will also be an occasion to present other initiatives in the field of governance and ethics of N&N research, and will contibute to dissemination of the results of the EU funded projects in this area.
The event is planned for 200 participants. Among them there will be: the EC representatives, policy makers from the EU Member States, scientists, experts, representatives of industry and CSOs, delegates of national academies of sciences, and representatives of media and general public.
The event will result in elaboration of the conference proceedings and the post-conference report that will contain summary of the event and recommendations concerning the EC Code of Conduct. Both publications will be broadly disseminated. The conference discussion will be continued on an on-line forum.
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