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SCIENCE GENERATION IN SWEDEN The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Prof. Kristina Glimelius Vice Principal of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Dr Gustaf Brunius Head of the Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
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Vice Principal of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Dr Gustaf Brunius
Head of the Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
Ass. Prof. Björn Fjæstad Managing Director of the
monthly magazine ”Science and Progress”
Camilla Modéer Managing Director of “Science and Society”
Dr Marie Nyman
Scientist at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLUSteering committee
Find out views among scientists, industrialists and others concerning public opinion regarding biotechnology research and applications
Identifying important issues to discuss and to raise awareness about
Identifying national and regional initiatives to promote interest and increase awareness and knowledgeInterviews with experts
No. of employees
No. of companies
Genetic testing, gene therapy and bio banks
Production of genetically modified crops
Transgenic animals, xenotransplantation
Human stem cells, embryonic and adult
More general issues
What initiatives are there, opinions concerning these and how do the participants obtain information?
How interest and knowledge should be increasedComplex issues of importance -First meetings of the mobilisation channels
Concerning health related issues there were few differences between the three categories of participants
Some of the young participants were more concerned with environmental and animal rights issues where GMO and Xenotransplantations were concerned than risk issuesResults from the first meetings of the mobilisation channels
Use new ways and new channels to reach people interested in actively participating in developing concrete initiatives in their region
Launch the Swedish website
Evaluate the opinion barometers
Plan for Brussels 2004…Planned activities – 2003