Upcoming Events
Final Bio-Objects Action Conference and PhD Training School
  Dec 2-4 2014, Brussels (Belgium), Club University Foundation
Please see this pdf for details.
Past Events
4th Project Funding Meeting – TF_Horizon
  January 17-18, 2014, Leuven (Belgium), Irish College
  Please see this pdf for details.
4th Project Funding Meeting - ETN
  January 16-17, 2014, Leuven (Belgium), Irish College
  Please see this pdf for details.
Public Workshop, Working Group Meetings and Management Committee Meeting
  October 2-4, 2013, York
  Download the program of this event here (as pdf)
Second PhD Training School
  September 30-October 2, 2013, University of York, York
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Working Group Meetings and Mangement Committee Meeting
  April 25-26, 2013, Bilbao
Public Event: Thinking about Biobanking
  April 24, 2013, Bilbao
  Download the program of this event here (as pdf)
Meeting of Working Group 3
  January 18-19, 2012, Brussels and January 25-26, 2013, in Helsinki
Regulating Surrogacy in the Nordic Countries
  October 22, 2012, 13.00 – 17.00
  Venue: hosted in the Danish Parliament by Karen Klint (MF), Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen (Udvalgslokale 2-080)
  This meeting is organized by the Nordic committee on bioethics and COST-Action IS 1001: Bio-objects and their boundaries.
  Please see this pdf for details.
PhD-Autumn School on Bio-objects
  November 26-28, 2012, Madrid
  We welcome applications for the PhD-Autumn School on Bio-objects. This three-day-training school will explore and discuss a bio-objectification tool-kit that has been prepared by the Action’s Working Group 1. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2012.
Please see this PDF for details.
Public Workshop “Bio-objects and value creation: toward new economies of life”
  November 28, 2012, Madrid
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Working Group Meetings
  November 29-30, 2012, Madrid
Management Committee Meeting
  November 30, 2012, Madrid
Bio-objects at the 4S/EASST Conference
  October 17-20, 2012, Copenhagen
  Members of this Action will be present at the forthcoming 4S/EASST Conference in the following ways:
  Tora Holmberg (Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University) and Conor Douglas (VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam) are the organizers of a session on "Bio-objects and bio-objectification.” 17 papers will be presented in this session.
  Niki Vermeulen, Sakari Tamminen, Andrew Webster and Janus Hansen have organized a book launch of the edited volume „Bio-objects: Life in the 21st century“. This will take place on October 17 at 6 pm. Stefan Helmreich, the book-editors and the chapter authors will be in place. Please see this pdf for details.
Third Meeting of our Project Task Force
  July 6, 2012, Berlin
Fifth Meeting of Working Group 1
  June 29, 2012, Paris
Workshop “Unpacking Europe”: Bio-objects and their Direction
February 29, 2012, 11.00-18.00

Institute University of Lisbon (IUL) – ISCTE, Portugal
Avenida das Forças Armadas, Edifício ISCTE. 1649-026 Lisbon
Room: Auditório B203, 2nd Floor, Building II, ISCTE-IUL

Over the past decades, we have witnessed two processes that had deep implications on our daily lives as citizens of European states. On the one hand, we have witnessed the rise of the life-sciences and the emergence of innovative practices, technologies, and entities. On the other hand, we have witnessed the emergence of the European Communities, first, and the European Union, later. In this workshop, we seek to explore how these two processes are linked. We wish to start this endeavor, by “unpacking Europe”, that is by exploring what kind of “bio-objects” enter European policy stages, how these are ordered on these stages and with what kind of implications. How, that is drawing on what kind of practices and institutions are bio-objects ordered on the stages of European policy-making? How does “Europe” reason – and with which implications?
Speakers include: Alex Faulkner, Kim Hendrickx, Beatrice Bengtsson, Boris Hauray, Alex Faulkner, Vololona Rabeharisoa, Lonneke Poort, Joachim Allgaier, Conor Douglas, Brice Laurent, and Andrew Webster
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Meetings of Working Group 1, Working Group 2 and Working Group 3
March 1-2, 2012
Institute University of Lisbon (IUL) – ISCTE, Portugal
Management Committee Meeting
March 2, 2012
Institute University of Lisbon (IUL) – ISCTE, Portugal
First Meeting of Policy Task Force
January 14, 2012_Helsinki, Finland
First Meeting of "Project Task Force"
December 12-13, 2011_Madrid, Spain

Second Management Commitee Meeting

September 26, 2011
Public Meeting
"Bio-objects in policy rooms: How should the social sciences and humanities contribute?"
September 27, 2011 _ 17.30-19.00
Maastricht University Campus Building,
Avenue de l’Armée/Legerlaan 10, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
  Panel Speakers:

Dr. Lino Paula (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, Brussels); Prof. Andrew Webster (Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), University of York, UK); Dr. Maurizio Salvi (European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, European Commission, Brussels); Dr. Maud Radstake (Centre for Society and Genomics (CSG), University of Nijmegen); Dr. Lucia Martinelli (Museo delle Scienze, Trento)

Second Working Group Meetings
September 27-28, 2011
Kick-Off-Conference: Bio-objects for Europe?
May 18, 2011, 09.00-18.00
Aula, Altes AKH, University of Vienna
First Working Group Meetings of Working Group 1, 2 and 3
May 19-20, 2011
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
In these Working Group Meetings, Working Group Members will meet to get the scientific work formerly started and to prepare Working Plans for each Working Group.
Management Committee: Kick-Off Meeting
  December 13-14, 2010 _ Brussels, Belgium
  The Action was started with the Kick-Off Meeting of the Management Committee in Brussels.
  Last updated 08/31/2014