Monday, March 12, 2012

Week for LIFE in the European Parliament


Draft Programme

Europe against cancer, the spirit of care
Palliative care in the context of Europe against cancer

Mrs Patrizia Toia, Mrs Silvia Costa, M. Vittorio Prodi, M. Alojz Peterlé
Monday 26th March 2012, 17.30-19.30: room ASP 3H1
Interpretation: EN, IT

Dr Bernard Thill, Oncologist, head of the palliative care unit (Luxembourg)
European civil society perspective

Sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries
Reproductive health in the context of Development aid

M. Konrad Szymanski
Tuesday 27th March, 9.30 - 12.30, room ASP 1H1
Interpretation: on hold or EN only

Jose Ramos Ascensao, (COMECE) Presentation of the Report
Sophia Kuby (European Dignity Watch) Presentation of the Report (
Ms. Theresa Okafor (Nigeria) : A witness from Africa
Her Excellency Dr Inonge Lewanika, PhD, Zambian Ambassador to Belgium (tbc)

Stem cells research and Horizon 2020
Bioethics challenges in European research programme

M. Miroslav Mikolasik, M. Peter Liese
Wednesday 28th  March, 13.30-14.30, room JAN 6Q2, sandwiches provided before the event
Interpretation tbc

Colin Mc Guckin, President, Cell Therapy Research Institute, Lyon, France
Future of the stem cells and regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Gärditz, Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Universitat Bonn
European Court of Justice Decision in the case Brustle vs.Greenpeace
Impulse Statements by MEPs (tbc): Maria Patrao Neves, EPP, Hannu Takkula, ALDE, Bastiaan Belder,  EFD, Jan Olbrycht , EPP

European Congress for Life
NGO and civil society congress

M. Jaime Mayor Oreja
Thursday 29thMarch,14.00 – 18.00, room PHS 7C50
Interpretation: EN, ES, FR

Opening Remarks by three MEPs. 
Presentations of EU Member State association for life's representative
On. Carlo Casini: a European Citizen’s Initiative for Life