European Group Statement on ethics and governance

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 14 June, 2021

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) has published its Statement “Values for the future: the role of ethics in European and global governance”.

The group suggests that only a profoundly inclusive deliberation on values can ensure a shared, egalitarian and sustainable future making.

The EGE is an independent advisory body of the President of the European Commission. It was founded in 1991 and provides the European Commission with high quality, independent advice on all aspects of EU legislation and policies, where ethical, societal and fundamental rights issues intersect with the development of science and new technologies.

The Statement provides important perspectives on the role of ethics in human societies and their governing institutions.

It further emphasises how every human intervention in the world is shaped by values – whether consciously or unconsciously, explicitly or implicitly.

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