Opening Session
Duration: 30 minutes

Short interventions (10 min.) on the major topic of the Symposium
Executive Board of The Luso-American Development Foundation
President of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)
Representative of the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities

(Progress of) Science and (Policies for) Development

Roundtable on “New Horizons: progress in science”
Duration: 2 hours

Short presentations (10 min.), followed by debate with speakers (30 min.), and opening to the public (30 min.)
Head of the Science Advice Mechanism Unit in the European Commission
Professor New York University, School of Medicine
Professor University of Aveiro
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University Nova of Lisbon
Artificial Intelligence
President of Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Duration: 30 minutes

Roundtable on “New Horizons: policies for development”
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Short presentations (10 min.), followed by debate with speakers (20 min.), and opening to the public (20 min.)
ex-President of the Council of Rectors of the Portuguese Universities
Member of the Board of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
President Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

(Participation of) Society and (contribution of) Ethics

Roundtable on “Requirements: participation of society”
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Short presentations (10 min.), followed by debate with speakers (20 min.), and opening to the public (20 min.)
Visão Magazine Journalist (tbc)
President of Ciência Viva – Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon
Executive Director at iMM and founder of the Living Science Association
Professor New University of Lisbon
Professor University of Coimbra

The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics: the dialogue between Science and Society
Duration: 30 minutes

Director of the Research Center on Bioethics and Law of the University of Barcelona, Chairholder of the Barcelona UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
Director of the Institute of Bioethics, Portuguese Catholic University, Chairholder of the Portuguese UNESCO Chair

Conference on “Requirements: contribution of ethics”
Duration: 45 minutes

President of the Ethics National Counsil for Life Sciences (CNECV), Portugal
Professor for Ethics and Theory of Medicine, University of Cologne, Chair of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Presentation of the collection Applied Ethics
Duration: 15 minutes

Professor of Philosophy, Nova University of Lisbon

From (bio)ethics to (bio)Politics

Conference on “Social Responsibility of Science and Technology”
Duration: 1 hour

Member of the Unit “Scientific Advice Mechanism” of the Directorate-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission
Deputy Chair of the High Level Group of scientists advising the Cabinet of European Commissioners

Roundtable on “Ethics of Science and Technology”
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Medical University of Vienna
Former Chair of the International Bioethics Committe of UNESCO

Talk on Scientific Research and social responsibility
Duration: 30 minutes

Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Interviewed by:
Journal Expresso

Closing Session
Duration: 1 hour


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Michael Baum
Rodrigo Martins
Ana Costa Freitas
Johannes Klumpers
Sílvia Curado
João Rocha
António Brandão Moniz
Arlindo Oliveira
Helena Nazaré
António Cunha
Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins
Paulo Ferrão
Sara Sá
Rosalia Vargas
Maria Mota
António Granado
Carlos Fiolhais
Maria do Céu Machado
Maria Casado
Ana Sofia Carvalho
Jorge Soares
Christiane Woopen
Michael Renaud
Maria da Graça Carvalho
Pearl Dykstra
Miguel Oliveira da Silva
Christiane Druml
Stefano Semplici
Paula Martinho da Silva
Manuel Heitor

Honorary Commitee

Isabel Mota
Leonor Beleza
Jaime Gama
Vasco Rato
António F. Fernandes
Carlos Salema
Jorge Soares

Scientific Commitee

To be anounced.


Organizing Committee

To be anounced.


M. Patrão Neves

Maria do Céu Patrão Neves is Full Professor of Ethics (with Tenure in Philosophical Anthropology), at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of the Azores (Portugal), where she is also responsible for teaching and research on applied ethics (mainly bioethics).

She authored about 170 papers, 10 books, and edited 8 others, and is currently leading the publication of a 12 volume collection on Applied Ethics.

She was a member of the European Parliament, from 2009 to 2014.