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News article13 December 2021Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Looking back on the achievements of the EGE 2017-2021

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) has prepared a General Activity Report for the 2017-2021 mandate. The Report describes the main activities of the Group during 2017-2021 mandate, the context of increasing demand for far-sighted ethical advice, the variety of domains and stakeholders engaged in the development of these ethical frameworks, as well as a set of forward looking perspectives.

During its 2017-2021 mandate, three extended Opinions were adopted:

  • Future of work, future of society
  • Ethics of genome editing
  • Improving pandemic preparedness and management (co-authored)

In parallel, four significant Statements were produced:

  • Statement on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and ‘Autonomous’ Systems
  • European solidarity and the protection of fundamental rights in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Scientific advice to European policy makers during the COVID-19 pandemic (co-authored)
  • The role of values and ethics in European and global governance
13 DECEMBER 2021
EGE General Activity Report (2017-2021)
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ISBN 978-92-76-41065-2
Publication date
13 December 2021
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation