Research, Health & Bioethics
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 in Research and Medicine
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25. January 2017
COMECE Press 25/01/2017
The Grand Chamber Judgment clarifies that there is no obligation to recognise parental ties if there is no biological link.
23. January 2017
In an aging European society, mental health is an increasing concern with strong economic and social impact. Brain disorders affect one in three Europeans and have an estimated cost of €800 billion a year. In order to help Europe to tackle the issue, COMECE publishes its reflexion and proposals.
14. October 2016
Surrogacy: Council of Europe rejects draft recommendation