Sponsors' Club of the EA European Academy
The Sponsors' Club (Verein der Förderer) was founded on 15th November 2001 by companies and citizens of the Landkreis Ahrweiler, to support the EA European Academy in its scientific and regional activities. To this end, the members of the association support science in the field of ethics and technology assessment and the expansion of the regional activities of the EA European Academy. The club maintains close contact with the regional economy and its organisations.
Other regional activities include permanent art exhibitions which are on display within the rooms of the EA European Academy and lecture series (see further down).
Also, the club is in the process of creating another working group for entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals. In summary, the tasks of the Sponsors' Club are concentrated on three main fields: science, the economy, and art.
EA Private Viewings
The Sponsors´ Club hosts exhibitions in the premises of the EA European Academy.
EA Science Lectures
In this lecture series EA scientists present their current research to interested members of the Sponsors´ Club.
- 3.2.2015: Dr. Margret Engelhard (EA European Academy): "Synthetic biology - at the border of producing and creating new life? On societal responsibility"
- 22.10.2014: Dr. Georg Kamp (EA European Academy): "Long-term planning and prognosis: how society deals with uncertainty"
International Lecture Series
Members of the Sponsors´ Club are invited to attend special lectures at the EA Colloquia where international reknown scientists present their work.
- 9 June 2015, 11 am, Rudolf Stichweh (University of Bonn)
Autonomie und strukturelle Kopplungen des Wissenschaftssystems der Moderne: Historische und komparative Perspektiven
- 14 April 2015, Diane Payne (UCD, Ireland)
PatNet: Exploring Social Media and Bio-sensors for a Patient Driven Health Care System
- 8 January 2015, Armin Grunwald (ITAS/KIT, Karlsruhe)
The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation – is it simply 'planning optimism' in a new outfit?
- 18 November 2014: Prof. Flaminio Squazzoni (University of Brescia, Italy)
Peer review in science