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Council of Europe to discuss European academic cooperation with Russian universities

HELP programme for legal professionals and beyond
Moscow, Russian Federation 29 November 2018
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Council of Europe to discuss European academic cooperation with Russian universities

On Thursday, 29 November, at 13:00, the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Moscow State University will discuss in Moscow the prospects for enhanced academic cooperation on the Council of Europe's conventions.

As a first step, a new training course on human rights and biomedicine (bioethics) will be launched. Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Oleg Salagai, expert of the Ministry of Health Lyalya Gabbasova, and the Head of the Human Rights Policy and Co-operation Department of the Council of Europe Mikhail Lobov will present the course.

The course has been developed by the Council of Europe Pan-European HELP programme (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. It will deal with issues regulated by the Oviedo Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, including the free and informed consent, protection of health-related data, protection of the embryo and procreation, end of life, genetic testing, biomedical research, and the transplantation of human organs and tissues.

The event will also provide an opportunity for a discussion on the feasibility and added value of enhancing cooperation between European universities and scientific institutions for the promotion of the Council of Europe’s values and expertise via the Council of Europe’s academic networks.

The concept will be presented by Michele Nicoletti, former President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly and coordinator of the feasibility study for Council of Europe academic networks. He will also discuss the project at a separate meeting with the Rector of the Moscow State University, Mr Viktor Sadovnichiy.

The event is open to media upon preliminary registration until Thursday, 29 November, 10.00.

It will start at 13.00 on Thursday, 29 November, at the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov (Lomonosovskiy prospect, 27, Building 10, Study building of the Medical scientific and educational centre of the Moscow State University).