Science for Democracy, together with Associazione Luca Coscioni, is organizing the 6th meeting of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 25 to 26 February 2020. The event is co-sponsored by the Commission of the African Union in the person of Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Science and Technology.

The themes at the center of the debate will contribute to the global debate on the “Right to Science”, which constitutes the object of the latest “General Comment” of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Congress will therefore include speakers and round tables on the promotion of scientific culture, open access to science, vegetal biotechnologies, rare, infectious and non-transmissible diseases as well as aerospace.

The interaction between science, the scientific method, evidence-based debates and the decision-making process in full respect of the international Rule of Law has always been at the center of the five meetings of the  World Congress organized since 2004 at the Italian and European Parliament by the Associazione Luca Coscioni

The Addis Congress will explain the ramifications the “right of” and the “right to” science on a variety of topics that are becoming crucial for African countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, arguing that international legality will need to take into structural consideration all issues related to scientific evidence when policy decisions are taken, stressing the need to educate the general public on the ways in which science works through the verification, duplication, and falsification of research. All SDGs would greatly benefit from investments in research and technology to strengthen science and innovation in the developing world.

You can find out more about the Congress here

For more information please contact info@sciencefordemocracy.org.

SCIENCE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

everyone must enjoy the benefits
of scientific progress

Science for Democracy is an international platform that promotes the Right to Science as a structural component of the national and international Rule of Law. Our activities are meant to urge States to fulfil their international obligations vis-à-vis human rights, and to promote the universal right to benefit from the latest scientific discoveries.

You can keep up to date with our initiatives by visiting our News section, and by following our Facebook page and Youtube channel or subscribing to our newsletter.

If you want to get in touch with us or to find out what you can do, please email us to info@sciencefordemocracy.org

In the Why section you can find a more comprehensive explanation of the Right to Science and you can meet the promoters in the Who section. An updated list of our events and activities is available in the When section. If you like what you see and would like to support us, you can do so in the Donate section!

In 2020 Science for Democracy will convene the 6th session of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research in Ethiopia and will be part of a series of European Citizens’ Initiatives on a variety of topics from the Rule of Law to several science-related issues. An updated list can be found here. You are invited to sign them and share widely!

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Science for Democracy is an international platform that promotes the Right to Science as a structural component of the national and international Rule of Law. Our activities are meant to urge States to fulfil their international obligations vis-à-vis human rights, and to promote the universal right to benefit from the latest scientific discoveries.

You can keep up to date with our initiatives by visiting our News section, and by following our Facebook page and Youtube channel or subscribing to our newsletter.

If you want to get in touch with us or to find out what you can do, please email us to info@sciencefordemocracy.org

In the Why section you can find a more comprehensive explanation of the Right to Science and you can meet the promoters in the Who section. An updated list of our events and activities is available in the When section. If you like what you see and would like to support us, you can do so in the Donate section!

In 2020 Science for Democracy will convene the 6th session of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research in Ethiopia and will be part of a series of European Citizens’ Initiatives on a variety of topics from the Rule of Law to several science-related issues. An updated list can be found here. You are invited to sign them and share widely!

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is an idea of Associazione Luca Coscioni

The right to science for the promotion of individual and societal welfare

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