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Warsaw – 11/12 March – Workshop on the Right to Science and its applications to the formulation of political goals

  • 28 Feb 2022

On the 11th and 12th of March members of Science for Democracy Claudia Basta (University of Utrecht), and EUMANS Member Caterina Garone (Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna ) will be at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw to take part in the event organised by the paneuropean movement of popular initiative EUMANS in the context of EUMANS in Warsaw – The Open Congress of Citizens for Sustainable Peace, Freedom, and Democracy, with two sessions:

Friday 11th March – 14.15 CET
WORKSHOP ON THE RIGHT TO SCIENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO THE FORMULATION OF POLITICAL OBJECTIVES.

What is the ‘ right to science’, and why is this right fundamental for advancing democracy worldwide? This session introduces the evolution of the Right to Science from its first introduction in 1948 in the framework of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights up to its extended (re)formulation in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).

The session focuses on how the ‘ right to science’  supports the articulation of political objectives relevant to the life of all: by discussing broad themes like Open Science and practical examples like reproductive health and end-of-life decisions, the presenters will engage the audience in discussing what science can do for democracy, what democracy can learn from science – and what each of us can do for promoting them. 

Register now to attend the workshop (online and offline options available)