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Global Terrorism and Collective Moral Responsibility: Redesigning Military, Police and Intelligence Institutions in Liberal Democracies

International terrorism, e.g. Al Qaeda, IS, is a major global security threat. Counter-terrorism is a morally complex enterprise involving police, military, intelligence agencies and non-security agencies. Counter-terrorism should be framed as a collective moral responsibility of governments, security institutions and citizens. (1) How is international terrorism to be defined? (2) What is the required...

SIENNA

The SIENNA project is a European Commission-funded project in the Horizon 2020 programme with a budget of € 4.0 million and a running time of 3 ½ years (October 1, 2017 – April 1, 2021).  It is carried by a consortium of thirteen organizations from the European Union and other parts of the world,...

NEWEL Project: The New Science of Existential Well-being

Many large organizations collect and generate massive amounts of data about their employees.  Could these organizations leverage these data to improve the lives of their employees?  This is the main question driving the New Science of Existential Well-Being (NEWEL) project.     The project is a collaboration of academic researchers in philosophy (from the...

Developing and Implementing Smart Grids in India

India faces two major challenges in the field of electricity generation and use. Its electricity demand is growing while its central grid suffers from severe performance deficits. Meanwhile, a significant part of India’s population does not even have access to the central grid. The Indian government aims to address these challenges in part by...

Responsible Industry

Responsible-Industry is an EU-funded project that explores how private corporations can conduct their research and innovation activities responsibly.   The Responsible-Industry project will design an Exemplar Implementation Plan of RRI in Industry to demonstrate how industry can work productively together with societal actors and integrate principles and methodologies of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)...

Wise Choices and Smart Savings: Effectiveness and Acceptability of Persuasive Technology for Household Energy Saving (MORALPT)

One third of all energy consumption takes place within the build environment, and reducing that consumption is crucial for a sustainable society. However, technological innovations alone are not enough: people also have to change their energy consumption behavior. Persuasive Technology (PT) can motivate people to realize sustainable energy consumption by using less household energy....

SURVEILLE

Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency   SURVEILLE is a cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary collaborative research project funded by the European Commission analyzing the ethical issues, legal limitations and efficiency of the use of surveillance technologies for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of serious crime.   SURVEILLE seeks close interaction with other projects funded...

Military Human Enhancement: Design for Responsibility and Combat Systems

Modern warfare is impossible without advanced information-based decision support systems. Such operational environments involve a range of systems that constitute the ‘choice architecture” (Sunstein and Thaler, 2009) and “wideware” (Clark 2008) of military personnel. When linked to precision munitions and delivery systems, these complex information systems create unprecedented capabilities to control the delivery of...

SATORI

SATORI aims to develop a common European framework for ethical assessment of research and innovation SATORI is a 45-month project, comprising 16 partners from 13 countries, including an intergovernmental organisation, the aim of which is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are...

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