EuroBioAct, European Bioethics in Action✎
The major goal of the project is to develop bioethical standards for optimizing humans’ relationships towards their own health as well as towards animals, plants and the environment. These standards will be based on the principles and theory of European bioethics combined with the experiences and realistic ambitions of local communities (e.g., local governments and non-governmental organisations).
Pilot research will take place in three northern Adriatic communities: Kršan and Bakar, which were recently seriously jeopardised by industry, and Mali Lošinj, a careful but fragile community. Bioethical standards will be formulated through workshops, negotiations, talks and conferences by participating local stakeholders (including civil society) and an interdisciplinary collection of scientists from Croatia, Serbia and Germany.
Bioethics is a discipline which might instigate multi-perspective approaches to complex environmental issues. By applying the results of scientific and philosophical research to concrete problems of endangered communities, the research itself is supposed to gain volume and sense. If the work on forming bioethical standards results in increasing local consciousness of issues, this might become a good practice worthy of repeating and disseminating.