Report on the INES/WSFW seminar held in Berlin on May 31 and June 1, 2007

« Another science, other technologies are possible: Meeting the challenges »

Summary of seminar organised by INES (International Network of Engineers and Scientists for global responsibilities) and WFSW (World Federation of Scientific Workers)

May 31st – June 1st , 2007, Glinkastrasse 5, 10117 Berlin A couple of days before the G8-meeting in Heiligendamm, close to the end of German EU-presidency, around 70 researchers, professors and teachers, students, engineers and technicians participated in the seminar « Another science, other technologies are possible: Meeting the challenges ». They tried to tackle within two days the topic « Science in Europe ». The European science and research policy resul-ting from the neoliberal orientations of the governments, its consequences on the role of science and its very future were critically discussed. And a lot of questions were asked: What for instance is the divergent element between science policies in different regions of the EU like the East and the South? Is science maybe already geared to interests of the big industries? …

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