Science for Democracy aims to convince the public and the authorities of the worthiness of its activities.Discover more
Science for Democracy monitors the respect of human rights all over the world.Discover more
Science for Democracy aims at involving citizens in its initiatives in order to achieve its goals.Discover more
Drug prohibition hinders scientific research on controlled substances. Science for Democracy aims to change that and help scientists find new treatments.DISCOVER MORE
The first webinar on the right to science
Science for Democracy hosted the first webinar on the human right to science. You can watch “Right to Science and Why it Matters” here.
Petition to the European Parliament
EU CAN DO IT – petition for an EU response to the Covid19 social, economic and climate crisis.
UN Side events
Science for Democracy co-organised two side-events at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna: Social norms and rituals. Individual and collective self-regulation strategies in cannabis use and Human Rights Tools: Incorporating International Justice and Targeted Sanctions into Drug Policy.
World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research
Science for Democracy, together with the Commission of the African Union and Associazione Luca Coscioni, organised the VI Session of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union headquarters. Videos of the event are available here. The meeting was dedicated to the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.
Collaborations and external projects
In 2020, Science for Democracy started collaborations and external projects with UNESCO, African Union Commission for Human Resources, Science and Technology (AU-HRST), the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA AfriCenter): Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) on Communicating Science in Africa.
Symposium: advancing Knowledge-led development in Africa
Science for Democracy, organized the seminar “Advancing Knowledge-led Development through the Right to Science in Africa Symposium” together with Associazione Luca Coscioni, and the Law Faculties of the Addis Ababa and Turin Universities to present the “Right to Science” and address its implications for a country such as Ethiopia.
Event - Science for the Environment: Knowledge and Action
Science for Democracy organised the event “Science for the Environment: Knowledge and Action” at the House of Europe in The Hague, Netherlands. The first panel, which followed a keynote speech by Dutch MP Tom van der Lee, focused on academia and the role of scientists. The second panel focused on political action and the role of representative democracy and European Citizens’ Initiatives.
‘Give CRISPR a chance’ snack - Polytechnic of Bari
Polytechnic of Bari – On the occasion, public speeches explained the CRISPR technology and the consequences of the 25 July 2018 ruling of the European Court of Justice. A crispr-produced rice meal was consumed by scientists to demonstrate the safety of the technique.
UN Side Events in Vienna
UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna: co-organisation of two side-events. Science in context: freedom of research and practice with controlled substances, together with MAPS, ICEERS and Associazione Luca Coscioni, and Alternative values, alternative facts: drug policy and justice as casualties in the struggle between authoritarianism and democracy, with Stop the Drug War and others.
‘Give CRISPR a chance’ snack - European Parliament
Bruxelles, European Parliament – On the occasion, public speeches explained the CRISPR technology and the consequences of the 25 July 2018 ruling of the European Court of Justice. A crispr-produced rice meal was consumed by scientists to demonstrate the safety of the technique.
UN General Debate on the Right to Science
Science for Democracy participated in the general debate of the United Nations on the “right to science”; thanks to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the UN in Geneva, Science for Democracy organized a side-event on ”Science for Inclusion” in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Petition to the European Parliament
Science for Democracy asked that the financing of human genome editing for therapeutic purposes is included in the Horizon Europe 9th framework program.