A new CfP has been issued for a workshop on "Disaster bioethics and the refugee crisis".

The joint workshop organised by the COST Action on Disaster Bioethics and the Centre for Ethics (University of Tartu, Estonia) aims to map the ethical, social and political dimensions of the current refugee crisis in Europe and link these to the Disaster Bioethics overall focus on ethical decision-making in disaster situations.

You'll find more details in the full CfP (link)

The third conference within the COST action IS1201 on Disaster Bioethics has successfully taken place from 13-15 October 2013 in Tel Aviv. A more detailed report from the conference will be published on the website soon. Members will already find some of the internal documents developed at the conference in the internal area of the website.

As a first impression we'll let two images taken on a field trip to Bethlehem speak for themselves :)

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The draft program for the Tel Aviv Conference which will take place on 15/16 October 2013 is now online. You can find it on the conference subpage.

Please remember to accept/decline the official COST invitation sent to you earlier via email.

As announced during the Kick-Off Meeting in Dublin, a first call for workshop application is now available. Two workshops can be funded during the first year of the COST action.

Please check the subpage for further details. The deadline for applications in this round is 1st June 2013, 17:00 CET.

In February 2014, the COST action on Disaster Ethics and the University of Copenhagen's excellence program for interdisciplinary research project "Changing Disasters" will organize a common workshop on Disaster Justice.

If you are interested in participating, read the info page about the workshop where you will also find a call for papers.

The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2013.


Dublin-FamineMemorial-smallThe Scientific Kick-Off Meeting of the COST Action IS1201 on Disaster Bioethics will be held at Dublin University from 25.-26. April 2013. During the meeting, the 4 working groups of the action shall meet the first time and discuss about their next projects in order to set up the working plan and aims for the first year of the action. In addition to the working group meetings, some keynote lectures shall stipulate a larger discussion among the whole group.

Dublin-BridgeMore information can be found on the page on the scientific kick-off meeting.

Anyone interested may attend the keynote lectures, but the working group meetings are restricted to action members.

 If you are interested in joining the action, please check the application process here.

Left: Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin.
Right: Famine Memorial by artist Rowan Gillespie, Customs House Quays, Dublin.
Both: © Daniel Messelken