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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02. April 2020
Press Release, 02/04/2020
As COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Europe and the world, presidents of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) have issued a joint call stressing the importance of unity, calling all Churches, communities and political leaders “to show our commitment to European values”.
25. March 2020
“The scope and acceleration of the transformations of the digital era have in fact raised unforeseen problems and situations that challenge our individual and collective ethos”, stated Pope Francis in his message addressed to the participants of the international workshop “The ‘good’ algorithm? Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Law, Health”.
13. March 2020
Press Release, 13/03/2020
The COMECE Spring Assembly and the reception for the celebration of COMECE’s 40th anniversary are cancelled in line with the “social distancing” precautious measures recommended by the health authorities to limit the spread of the “Covid-19” virus.