Visit of the UNESCO Chair on December 15 and 16, 2016 in Porto and meeting with the UNESCO Portuguese Chair of Bioethics Ana Sofia Carvalho.
Also present were Joana Araújo, Maria do Céu Patrão Neves (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Azores) and Walter Osswald - Professor Emeritus of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto, Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Institute of Bioethics – Catholic University of Portugal).
A common interest between the Austrian and the Portuguese Chairs is the focus on Africa: The Portuguese project is directed on the development of bioethical training in Portuguese speaking countries. Apart from Portugal: Republic of Angola, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Mozambique, Democratic Republic of S. Tomé e Príncipe, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
Particular fileds of interest, approaches and challenges in their respective countries are identified as well as collaboration in the capacity-building effort directed to students coming from Portuguese speaking countries.