Academies should play a stronger role in these issues because they can provide broad interdisciplinary knowledge-base and expertise in order to analyse the issues that are arising and to arrive at recommendations for their solutions.
I believe that Re-Imagine Europa is very well placed to stimulate this process through its vast connection with progressively thinking research and academic networks. We need all this potential to be at the service of Europe.
These issues are intellectually interesting as they make us reflect on the philosophical, social and political foundations of our post-enlightenment Europe.
Europe is its peoples, its diversity, its creativity, its historical, artistic, and landscape heritage, its openness, its tolerance, but also its wars, its tragedies and its shameful events...
To re-imagine Europa is to re-define our common goals. It is the courage to face our missteps
Democracy is not about consensus building, but about peaceful communication and finding solutions through compromise.
The time has come to have an open and non-partisan debate on the potential contribution of new technologies, including novel genomic techniques, to agriculture in the EU