Experiences were exchanged, as well as ethical issues and ideas, as one of Britain's ethical councils, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, was on a two days visit
Aspects about actual report writing to press strategy was presented and discussed when the British Nuffield Council on Bioethics visited the Danish Council of Ethics on 31st May and 1st June in Copenhagen. Similarities and differences between the two councils proved to be a good platform on which to exchange ideas, experiences and to draw learning from each other's work processes and methods.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body which advises the British Parliament on bioethical issues. Its role and mission is quite similar to the Council's. Both councils must advise their parliament as well as public authorities.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics has recently released a report on ethical issues regarding use of biofuels. Read more at nuffieldbioethics.org
During the visit both counsils presented their latest published reports and current projects. In April 2011 the Nuffield Council published a report on biofuels, which is precisely one of the issues the Danish Councils of Ethics' climate and food group plans to address. Similarly, the Nuffield Council took great inspiration in the Danish Council's various educational initiatives - the teaching material Ethical Forum for Young, and website "Ethics and Life's Building Blocks". This way, both inspiration and valuable experience was to be gained from each other.
The Councils have the opportunity to meet again in autumn when the EU Commission hosts a joint annual meeting of ethics committees in Brussels.
Nuffield Council on Bioethics