Defending democracy in Europe#

The European Group on Ethics has published its latest Statement, in response to a request by EC Vice-President Dubravka Šuica. The Statement has been informed by a literature review conducted by the Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub and Library Services.

The Statement of the European Group on Ethics (EGE) has been published on 5th June, and focuses on issues relating to civic engagement, European identity and authoritarian populism as a threat to democracy. The issuing of the Statement coincides with upcoming elections across Europe.

The EGE requested a literature review from the specialist team at Cardiff. The team comprised Frederico Rocha, Louise Edwards, Meg Kiseleva, Alison Weightman and Kate Bradbury.

This latest Statement was asked for by Vice-President Šuica following the EGE’s Opinion on Democracy in the digital age, which was requested by President Ursula von der Leyen and published in June last year. The same team at Cardiff conducted a literature review to support the writing of the Opinion.

AE Cardiff Hub Director, Professor Ole Petersen CBE FRS MAE, said:

“The Statement on Defending Democracy in Europe, just published by the European Commission’s European Group of Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), is an important, scholarly and – in view of the current European elections – very timely document. The AE Cardiff Hub has built up a strong relationship with the EGE, including hosting joint webinars, and I am very happy that the Hub team and Library staff, under the practical leadership of Louise Edwards, was again able to assist the EGE by providing the crucial literature review underpinning the new EGE statement. This is acknowledged by the EGE and has once more highlighted Cardiff University in Brussels.”

About the European Group on Ethics (EGE)#

Founded in 1991, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies is an independent advisory body of the President of the European Commission. EGE members are selected from across a range of fields, ensuring an independent, inter-disciplinary perspective on ethical questions posed by scientific and technological innovation. Find out more about the EGE.

Posted on the 6th June 2024.
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