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Conferences are seen as a good medium to communicate scientific results to the policy-making community and to the interested public. Therefore, they constitute an especially effective means of fulfilling the academy´s goals. The EA European Academy presents its results and current topics every year – at conferences which deal with cross-section aspects of its work. This can include methodological questions concerning technology assessment, science and politics on the European level as well as questions about the technological process. Usually, the conferences tend to be addressed to a larger audience and are open to policy-makers and the public.

Past Conferences/Workshops

2016 EA Conference
"Mastering 'Grand Challenges' – what can be the contribution of technology assessment?", 7th International Conference of the Network Technology Assessment, 16–18 November 2016, Universitätsclub Bonn

2016 Annual EA Conference:

"Innovating the Gutenberg Galaxis. The role of peer review and open access in university knowledge dissemination and evaluation", 26–27 January 2016, Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz

2015 Annual EA Conference:
"Planning, Prediction, Scenarios – Using Simulations and Maps"
11–12 May 2015, Regional Representation of the European Commission in Bonn

2014 Annual EA Conference:

"Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Policy" (SKIN 3 Workshop)
22–23 May 2014, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

2013 Annual EA Conference:
"German "Energiewende" – between concept and implementation"
3–4 June 2013, Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn

Spring Conference 2012:
"Nanomedicine. Visions, risks, potential"
19.–20. April 2012, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin

Autumn Conference 2011
"Human nature and the life sciences. Does ethics of the life sciences need an anthropological foundation?"

22. September 2011, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Bonn

Spring Conference 2011:
"Remote Sensing Regional Climate Change. Potentials and Options to Adapt"
26.–27. May 2011, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Palais Fanto, Vienna, Austria

Autumn Conference 2010:
"Interdisciplinary research between social expectations and scientific validity"
7.–8.10.2010, Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz

Spring Conference 2010:
"Secure Electricity Supply and Renewable Energies. Supply Security with Meeting Long-Term Targets for CO2 Emission Reduction?"
24.–26.3.2010, Wissenschaftszentrum, Bonn

Autumn Conference 2009:
"Concepts of Animal Welfare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives"
8.–9.10.2009, SETA-Hotel, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Spring Conference 2009:
"Transformation of the philosophy of man in the age of information sciences"
26.–27.3.2009, SETA-Hotel, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2008:
"Global Remote Sensing Systems and Security. How can Innovative Security Services Contribute?"
9.–10.10.2008, Palais Fanto, Wien

Spring Conference 2008:
"Clinical research in vulnerable populations"
3.–4.4.2008, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin

Autumn Conference 2007:
"New applications of livestock genetic engineering"
21.–22.9.2007, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin

Spring Conference 2007:
"Digital Publishing and the Humanities"
30.–31.3.2007, SETA-Hotel, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Annual Conference 2006:
"The Future of Space Travel. Use and Value"
22.–23.6.2006, SETA-Hotel, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2005:
"Business Ethics of Innovation"
11.–13.9.2005, Schloss Engers, Neuwied-Engers

Spring Conference 2005:
"Living with Noise?"
28.4.–30.4.2005, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2004:
"Bioethics in Poland and Germany. Tradition and Controversies"
26.9.–28.9.2004, Lódz, Polen

Spring Conference 2004:
"The Interdisciplinary Function of Philosophy"
31.3.–2.4.2004, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2003:
"Human Nature and the Sciences. Current Challenges from a Franco-German Perspective"
17.–19.9.2003, Koblenz

Spring Conference 2003:
"Bioethics in a Small World"
10.–12.4.2003, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2002:
"Nanotechnology Assessment"
13.–14.9.2002, Bonn

Spring Conference 2002:
"Sustainable Development and Innovation. Perspectives for Global Economics Activities"
13.–15.3.2002, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2001:
"Information Security – Electronic Signatures – Data protection"
21.–23.11.2001, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Spring Conference 2001:
"The Uniqueness of Humankind"
28.–30.3.2001, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 2000:
"Implementation and Limits of Interdisciplinarity in European Technology Assessment"
13.–15.9.2000, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Spring Conference 2000:
"Rationing in Medicine. Ethical, Legal and Practical Aspects"
23.–25.3.2000, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 1999:
"Environment Across Cultures"
21.–23.9.1999, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (in co-operation with the International Human Dimensions Program, Bonn)

Spring Conference 1999:
"On Human Nature. Biological Approaches and Philosophical Reflections"
15.–18.3.1999, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 1998:
"The Future of the Science and Technology based Culture. Ways out of the Orientation Crisis" (German version)
23.–25.9.1998, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Spring Conference 1998:
"Ethical Problems of Human Genetics. Predictive Diagnostics"
19.–20.3.1998, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 1997:
"Ethics of Technological Action. Relevance and Legitimacy"
20.–21.10.1997, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Spring Conference 1997:
"Technology Assessment and Policy Advice"
13.–14.3.1997, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Autumn Conference 1996:
"Information and Remote Sensing for Environmental Protection"
29.11.1996, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

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