Programme

Agenda: 25th Forum of the National Ethics Councils (NEC) and the Meeting of European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE)

Venue: online meeting
Date: 18th June 2020

 09.30 – 10.00    Welcome addresses  

  • Tome ANTIČIĆ, Ph. D., State Secretary, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia
  • Jean-Eric PAQUET, Director General, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Hrvoje ŠTEFANČIĆ, Vice-Rector for Science, Catholic University of Croatia

 

Ethics and Pandemics – Lessons Learnt
Meeting Chaired by Zvonimir KOPORC, Catholic University of Croatia

10.00 – 10.40  Human game with invisible and unpredictable new coronavirus
Alemka MARKOTIĆ, University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, “Dr. Fran Mihaljević”, Zagreb, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb, Medical School, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

10.40 – 11.20 European Solidarity and the Protection of Fundamental Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Christiane WOOPEN, University of Cologne, Chair of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

11.20 – 12.00  WHO’s work on Ethics & COVID-19
Andreas REIS, Co-Lead Health Ethics & Governance Unit, Research for Health Department, Division of the Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

12.00 – 12.40  Ethical lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic: The UK experience
David ARCHARD, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast

12.40 – 13.20  Data protection and privacy issues relating to the use of technology to combat the spread of COVID-19
Marko TROŠELJ, Senior adviser, Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency

13.20 – 14.00  General discussion

14.00 – 14.10 Closing remarks and future NEC activities

Isidoros KARATZAS, Head of the Ethics and Research Integrity Sector, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Alena BUYX, German Ethics Council
Zvonimir KOPORC, Catholic University of Croatia

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