The Europäische Akademie
The Europäische Akademie deals with the scientific study of the consequences of scientific and technological advances for individuals and society, as well as for the natural environment. The main focus is on the examination of foreseeable mid- and long-term processes that are especially influenced by the natural and engineering sciences and the medical disciplines. In scientific independence, the Europäische Akademie, a research institution of the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), pursues a dialogue with the world of politics and society at large.
The Europäische Akademie deals with interdisciplinary topics from the fields of technology, health/life sciences, environment, and society, relevant to both individuals and society at large. Additionally, it offers an ongoing discussion on the further development of methods in the ethics of science and technology assessment.
Current projects at the academy:
Innovation Policy Simulation for the Smart Economy (IPSE) (associated project)
Overview of all topics of the Europäische Akademie:
Health: Anthropology, Pharmaceuticals, Functional Foods, Gene Technology, Health Care, Brain Research/Neuroscience, Human Genetics, Medical Ethics/Bio-Ethics, Nanotechnology, Neuroenhancement, Organ Donation, Pharming, Deep Brain Stimulation, Animal Protection, Xenotransplantation
Methods: (Applied) Ethics, Interdisciplinarity/Transdisciplinarity, (Practical, Applied) Philosophy, Technology Assessment, Technology Assessment in Eastern Europe, Ethics of Science, Theory of Science