1st Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting

The University of Fribourg Environmental Sciences and Humanities Institute (UniFR_ESH Institute) at the Department of Geography and the SNSF PRIMA research group of Angela Martin at the Philosophy Department of the University of Basel are happy to announce the first "Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting”. The meeting will take place on 3rd of November 2022 at the University of Fribourg (Campus Pérolles).

Issues related to animal and environmental ethics are increasingly at the center of political, societal, and academic debates. In times of emerging zoonotic disease outbreaks and climate change, the question of what humans owe to nature and animals is one of the most pressing issue humanity is currently facing. In Switzerland, research in both fields is undertaken at several institutions and different faculties and research groups that share common challenges and overlapping research interests. 

The goal of this meeting and hopefully future meetings is to facilitate networking between different institutions and researchers working in the field of animal and/or environmental ethics in Switzerland. The goal of this one-day meeting is to give researchers in these fields an opportunity to present and inform each other about their ongoing and future projects. Furthermore, the event aims to establish new collaborations and synergies for research, teaching and funding opportunities, and facilitate an exchange about where future challenges lie with regards to the ethics of human-animal-environmental relations and other pressing environmental challenges.


Call for contributions (closed)

We invite junior and senior researchers working in the field of animal and/or environmental ethics in Switzerland to propose contributions for this networking workshop by submitting a 500-word abstract via form provided below. Contributions in the form of a presentation of either current or future (or both) projects should be approximately 15 min long and will followed by time for discussion. Deadline for submission is 1. September 2022.



  • Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, UniFR_ESH
  • Angela Martin, Department of Philosophy, University of Basel
  • Hanna Schübel, UniFR_ESH
  • Matthias Eggel, UniFR_ESH; Department of Philosophy, University of Basel



In case of questions, please email to matthias.eggel@unifr.ch or hanna.schuebel@unifr.ch



Time Title
09:30 Welcome
10:05 Morning sessions
12:30  Lunch Break

Afternoon sessions


end of workshop

3. November 2022

University of Fribourg

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