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Presenting the National Consultative Ethics Committee for health and life sciences
Elucidating scientific progress, raising new issues challenging society and observing change from the perspective of ethics, such is the mission of the Ethics Committee, a mission central to society’s current concerns. CCNE’s continuing task is to stimulate reflection on bioethics by contributing to controversial discussion within society, but it does not seek to control or appropriate the debate.
One of CCNE’s aims is to encourage members of the public to reflect on ethical matters and gain a better understanding of the issues raised by some of the scientific advances in the health and life sciences, such as biometrics and nanotechnologies.
To stimulate public debate, CCNE seeks to initiate contact with the public. The Annual Ethics Days (2012 programme, 2011 debates, Regional Ethics Days, symposiums and the Youth Forum feature prominently in this dialogue.