- Independence. The members of the CCNE are chosen not because they belong to an institution but because of their competence or their interest in ethical issues.
- Diversity. The richness of the CCNE's work is due to the diversity of its members: doctors, scientists from different disciplines, lawyers, philosophers, personalities from the social and political world, and from the main philosophical and religious families, etc. They all contribute to a plural dialogue that is open to the world.
- Transparency and dialogue. We produce different types of documents which are all accessible on our website. They are used to fuel the ongoing dialogue that the CCNE maintains with political leaders, civil society and the media
- Partnership. Ethical reflection is a "living matter" that is constructed with other expertise and other views. We frequently meet with French and international ethics committees. We have established a privileged relationship with the regional ethical reflection spaces and the CNERER , which enriches our respective reflections and is reflected in the field through citizen debates.
- Openness. Since 2019, we have been hosting the National Pilot Committee on Digital Ethics , whose role is to address the ethical issues of digital technology and artificial intelligence. Interactions with the CCNE are formalised by the presence of some of its members within the CNPEN, demonstrating the CCNE's interest in these technologies.
- Adaptability. We claim to take the "right amount of time" to carry out our work. We also know how to mobilise quickly to respond to urgent questions, as during the pandemic crisis on Covid-19.
It is on these principles that we build a relationship of trust with the authorities, our partners and civil society.