This proposal is for an advanced workshop for high-ranking representatives of the major interested parties in the Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) countries to discuss the ethical issues generated by the use of biotechnology in the agro food sector, including their IPR-, regulatory- and public perception-related aspects, and to propose appropriate actions. It will build on the work, principles and relations established during the ASEM 1, 2 and 3 meetings and the ASEM Conference of Science and Technology Ministers. For the EU this will include using the work and conclusions of the European Commission study "Bioethical Aspects of Biotechnology in the Agro food Sector", 1999, the Council of Europe's International Conference on Ethical Issues Arising from the Application of Biotechnology, 16-19 May 1999. Oviedo E, and the Life Sciences High Level Group of the EC's discussion platform "Genetics and the Future of Europe", 6/7 November 2000, Brussels.
Funding SchemeACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures
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