Working Group on Ethics

The Working Group on Ethics 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).

Since 2017, the working group operates under new modalities: it brings together external legal and scientific experts in the framework of an ad hoc composition, depending on the subjects dealt with.

Its President is Fr. Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, its Secretary is Friederike Ladenburger, Legal adviser of the COMECE Secretariat. The moderator of the Working Group is Prof. Emmanuel Agius, who is in charge of the working group’s animation in cooperation with the experts of the EU Bishops’ Conferences.