EU Preparatory meeting to the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research

14 Nov, 2013 | Press Releases

European Parliament, Brussels, 14-15 November 2013

On 14-15 November 2013, an EU Preparatory meeting to the Third World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research will be held, with the support of the ALDE group, at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

The World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research, founded in Rome in 2004, is an intellectual and political area of international discussion on emerging issues related to scientific research and technological innovations which turn out to be morally, religiously, politically, legally and socially controversial. It is sponsored by Luca Coscioni Association for Freedom of Scientific Research and the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty.

The purpose of this preparatory meeting is to address some key issues concerning the international debates on the social role of science and the challenges that the regulation of technological innovations are facing, in a critical transition phase of the global and local economies and policies of research and development. The initiative is also aimed at fostering the discussion on the issues that will be more helpful to address as part of the Third World Congress to be held in Rome from 4 to 6 April 2014.

Participants to the meeting, which will be opened by Marco Cappato, World Congress Coordinator and former MEP, Emma Bonino, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy, Guy Verhostadt, Leader, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, will include Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and international organisations (World Health Organization, UNICEF), scientists and academics.

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