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Title: Introduction
Author(s): VERSTRAETEN, Johan , PATTYN, Bart
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 4    Issue: 3   Date: Octobre 1997   
Pages: 137-138
DOI: 10.2143/EP.4.3.562996

Abstract :
From 18 to 20 September 1997, the European Ethics Network held its second annual meeting. The theme this year was ‘Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach to Professional Ethics: Dialogue with the World of the Professions’. In attendance were some eighty participants from diverse European countries.

The most important aspect of the second annual meeting was the presentation and discussion about the core materials project for the development of courses in professional ethics. This project involves the writing of European-based learning materials which instructors can use as they develop their own courses and class presentation materials. The core materials project covers four areas: professional ethics in general, business ethics, medical ethics and engineering ethics. In the course of the discussions about the projects, ethicists were joined by non-ethicists, i.e. by representatives from the world of the professions. The presence and feedback from these professionals were welcome additions to this year’s meeting. A complete report and the proceedings from the second annual meeting will be published in an upcoming issue of Ethical Perspectives.

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