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[liberationtech] Invitation to the public: European Group on Ethics Roundtable on ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) on 15th November 2011

Kim-Hoang.LE at Kim-Hoang.LE at
Thu Oct 13 03:21:01 PDT 2011

on behalf of Maurizio Salvi 


		Invitation to the public: European Group on Ethics Roundtable on ICT
		(Information and Communication Technologies) on 15th November 2011  
		 in Brussels, Belgium



		Dear Sir, Madam,  


		I am Maurizio Salvi, Policy Adviser on ethics of science and technology to President Barroso, President of the European Commission, and I am the head of the Secretariat of the European Group on Ethics (EGE), the independent body which advises the European Commission on ethical aspects of science and new technologies in connection with the preparation and implementation of Community policies and ultimately legislation (previous opinions can be found at <> 


		At the request of the President of the European Commission, the Group is currently working on an opinion on the ethics of Information and Communication Technologies, to be submitted to the Commission at the end of this year. The Opinion will provide the Commission with policy options for Governance of these technologies.


		When preparing its opinions, the EGE engages in a broad consultation, involving individual experts, representatives of European institutions, other international institutions civil society and the Chairs of the national Ethics Councils in the European Union Member States. A roundtable will then be organised by the EGE on 15 November 2011 in order to promote a transparent dialogue between relevant stakeholders.  Expected participants are from a broad cross-section of European society, including the scientific community, industry, civil society, policy-makers, media and the general public.


		The roundtable is open to interested participants and will be held in Brussels, Belgium, Berlaymont premises. It is a pleasure to invite you or a representative of your organization to participate in our roundtable.


		The Roundtable debate will take place in Brussels on 15th November 2011: 10h00 AM - 05h30 PM, at the European Commission: Berlaymont Building – Room Robert Schuman - Rond Point Schuman, 1049 Brussels.  Please find here below a map how to get there, a draft agenda will be sent in the next weeks. 


		The Roundtable will also be broadcasted on the EGE website. The video of the roundtable will shortly be published on the EGE website and thus publically accessible. The meeting organiser has to inform participants that the conference may be filmed and the images of part or for the whole event may be webcast and recorder.  Full speeches or parts of them may be refused for interval documentation or in any public communication activity or pedagogical project.

		Their participation to this public conference involves the acceptance of being filmed and no restrict fee will be asked for any use or remise of the recorded  images.

		We have planned the Roundtable with a limited number of formal expert presentations in order to put the emphasis on participation. Consequently, all participants, if they wish to do so are expected to contribute to the discussion that will follow the presentations. The meeting will be held in English. 

		 If you know of people, who would be interested to join this Roundtable, please feel free to pass on this message. 


		 I would be grateful if you could confirm your participation as soon as possible.  

		 Please fill in the attached form and return it before 5th November 2011 to the EGE Secretariat, either by e-mail:  

		 BEPA-ETHICS-GROUP at <mailto:BEPA-ETHICS-GROUP at>  or by Fax: +32 0 2 299 45 65. 


		Please note that we will not be able to cover the expenses of your participation to this meeting. 


		In addition, Please note the EGE has launched a public consultation on the ethical aspects of information and communication technologies (internet in the first place): <>  (deadline: 21st November 2011). 

		The consultation is available on the EGE website: <> ) and aims to provide input for the next Opinion that the EGE is preparing on this issue. 


		Contributions are expected to provide the EGE with relevant arguments to consider for a proper Governance of ICT which also reflects needs/concerns of relevant stakeholders (the scientific community, industry, civil society, policy-makers, media and the general public). You are most welcome to contribute if you wish to do so, and to circulate this information in relevant networks in order to increase the number and widen the scope of the contributions.


		 You will find more information on EGE website: <> <> . 


		 Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact the EGE Secretariat (e-mail: BEPA-ETHICS-GROUP at <mailto:BEPA-ETHICS-GROUP at>   or   

		  Fax: +32 (0)2 299 45 65).   


		Best regards,

		Maurizio SALVI, PhD,
		Head of the EGE Secretariat,
		Member of the Bureau of European Policy Advisors. (BEPA),

		European Commission,  

		Rue de la Loi 200, BERL 8/ 359;
		B-1049  Bruxelles, Belgium;
		Tel.: +32(0)2 2991179,  Fax: +32(0)2 299 45 65
		E-mail maurizio.salvi at <blocked::blocked::mailto:maurizio.salvi at> 
		EGE Website: <blocked::blocked::>  









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