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The European Student Parliament in Manchester
The last phase of the European Student Parliament was held in Manchester from the 25th to the 27th of July, bringing together delegations of young men and women from 14 European countries for some resolutions concerning the future of the human being: from neurology to nutrition, from stem cells to nanotechnology. Participating in this last phase was also the delegation of South Tyrol, with six students sent to Manchester by EURAC, who oversaw the local phase of the European Student Parliament in Bolzano in January.

For three days, the students from all over Europe worked side by side with experts on specific topics related to the future of mankind: neurology, nutrition, stem cell research, microscopy, nanotechnology, reproduction and prostheses and human enhancement. The students prepared resolutions on each of these themes, relying on the help of their tutors. The resolutions were then presented in plenary, with the entire student parliament gathered. The topics included nutrition, such as organic food, GMOs, and how to determine what is really healthy and what is not. Also discussed were new imaging methods to explore the inside of the body or prosthesis and technologies to improve the human body, as Google Glasses are doing.

The European Student Parliament in Manchester was part EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016, one of the most important European events that bring together science and society.

Further information:
Francesca Taponecco, Francesca.taponecco@eurac.edu

photo:©WiD/Christof Rieken 

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