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Civil Society Organizations

4TU.Ethics cooperates with many civil society organisations on issues that concern ethics and impacts of technology. It is in the interest of civil society organizations that technologies generate benefits, and we are interested in working with them on issues that concern them.

Through knowledge transfer with these organisations we seek to stimulate better implementation of technology in society, better advocacy and participation in policy debates by them, and to offer advice for better policies.

Collaborating with Civil Society Organisations

We are regularly asked to give expert advice to different kinds of national and international civil society organisations, and we give regular lectures and workshops for their members.

CSO’s we have worked with include:

  • The Committee for Ethics and Health (national ethics committee which advises the Dutch government).
  • TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)
  • COVRA/OPERA (Dutch research institute for nuclear waste disposal)
  • PRIMO Nederland (public risk management organisation)
  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
  • Danish Standards foundation
  • The European Union of Science Journalist’s Association

Future Outreach

4TU.Ethics seeks to maintain and increase our cooperation with civil society organisations. Knowledge valorisation is achieved through a number of advisory and supervisory roles that our members have in such organisations with a role of technology policy, regulation or implementation. We utilise these roles to transfer knowledge from our research to these organisations. Furthermore, our findings are regularly published in media that target them as well as governmental institutions.


For more information about collaboration with 4TU.Ethics, please contact our members individually or our Coordinator Karen Buchanan at k.s.buchanan@tue.nl or +31 402475156

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