UNESCO-SATORI Workshop on policy and legal options for developing research ethics within the context of globalization

When :

from Wednesday 24 June, 2015
to Friday 26 June, 2015

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :


UNESCO is the lead partner of the Work Packet 3 of the SATORI project that investigates the impact of globalization on the ethical assessment of research and innovation conducted both in Europe and beyond the European Union. In this context, UNESCO will hold a workshop on policy and legal options for developing research ethics within the context of globalization. The workshop will also focus on the evaluation strategy of the SATORI project. It will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 24 to 26 June 2015, with the participation of all partners of the SATORI consortium, and various stakeholders from around the world.

SATORI stands for “Stakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation”. The SATORI project on ethics assessment was successfully developed by a consortium of 16 partners from 13 countries, led by the University of Twente (the Netherlands), with UNESCO being the only intergovernmental organization invited to be a full partner of the consortium on account of its expertise on global issues relating to science ethics, on ethics training and on issues relating to the policy relevance of ethics of science and technology.

SATORI is a 44-month consortium project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme. Its aim is to develop a framework of common basic ethical principles and joint approaches and practices supported and shared by all the main actors involved in the design and application of research ethics standards and principles, with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders in society, including civil society organisations (CSOs) and the public. SATORI is designed to contribute to better, more inclusive practices of governance for the European system of research and innovation.