Ethics, Research & Health
Scientific research and technological development make a major contribution to the integral development and the quality of life of human beings, especially, but not only, in the area of health where new therapeutic options become increasingly available. They are also an important motor of economic growth. COMECE chiefly covers the bioethical issues that arise at the EU level in the ambits of health and of research, although the main competences with regard to these matters remain largely at the Member States’ level. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Working Group on Ethics.
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26. June 2018
A roundtable debate on "New Defence Technologies" took place at COMECE on June 19th, 2018, to discuss the current developments in this field and reflect on related legal, security and ethical questions.
18. June 2018
Following its contribution to a public consultation of the EU Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI), COMECE will publish the reflection “Robotisation of Life” in order to address the many ethical questions raised by AI’s effects on our societies.
26. March 2018
COMECE contributed to five public consultations launched by the EU Commission in preparation of the Multiannual financial framework post 2020.