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Author(s): VERSTRAETEN, Johan
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 3 Issue: 3 Date: October 1996
The first annual meeting of the new European Ethics Network was held in Leuven from the 26th to the 28th of September. An initiative of Michel Falise (honorary rector of the Université Catholique Lille), this network was originally a cooperating groupof ethicists and centres of ethics at 40 Coimbra and FUCE universities (grouping the oldest European universities and the Catholic universities, respectively). At present it has expanded, directly or indirectly via participating associations and networks, into a network of ethicists from every country in the European Union, from universities as well as from post-secondary engineering programs. It is officially recognised and subsidised under the auspices of the European commission's Socrates program. The European Ethics Network is not intended as a bureaucratic organisation but -in the words of former K.U. Leuven rector Dillemans- as a 'community of like-minded spirits, a community of ethicists who share the same concerns, not to preach Europe, but to create a European vision of the role of ethics in the service of society'.