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30 May 2016

Commission launches a public call for members of the European Group on Ethics

On May 30 the European Commission launched a public call for candidacies for membership of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), the independent advisory body established by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

President Juncker and Commissioner Carlos Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation, have confirmed that ethical questions need a dedicated Group at the highest level. Consequently, on 25 May 2016, the Commission adopted the Decision renewing the mandate of the EGE.

The EGE will consist of up to 15 members who are experts in natural and social sciences and humanities, philosophy, ethics or law and who collectively reflect the breadth of perspectives across Europe and a balance of disciplinary backgrounds. The call for expression of interest in membership of the EGE closes on 26 June 2016.

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