The Working Group on Ethics in Research and Medicine monitors and prepares opinions, reports and contributions to the EU debate and on the EU-policy in the areas of research, innovation and healthcare. It also follows the work of the European Group on Ethics (EGE). Its President is the General Secretary of COMECE, Fr. Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto.
Since 2017, the working group is operating under new modalities. It brings together legal and scientific experts in the framework of an ad hoc composition, depending on the subjects dealt with. Its moderator, Prof. Antonio Autiero, is assisted by the Liaison Officer Friederike Ladenburger, who is in charge of the working group’s animation in cooperation with the experts of the Bishops’ Conferences of the countries of the European Union.