27TH Forum of the National Ethics and BIOETHICS COUNCILS

19-20 May 2021. Lisbon, Portugal • Summary and key messages

The 27th Forum of the National Ethics and Bioethics Councils - NEC Forum was held on 19 and 20 May 2021, organised by the National Council of Ethics for the Life Sciences (CNECV) of Portugal and the European Commission, within the Portuguese Presidency of the Union - PPUE 2021. The 27th NEC Forum had 112 registered participants, including invited experts and delegates from ethics councils in Europe and guest countries, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the World Health Organization.  The meeting was held in virtual format.

The ethical reflection focused on three main areas: post-pandemic, technological innovation and environmental ethics. Topics related to social media, genome editing and the ethical review of human research projects outside the biomedical field were also presented in separate sessions. The portfolio and presentations of the 27th Forum 2021 are available on the SINAPSE EU Platform and at https://27necforumportugal.pt/.

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