Aída Ponce Del Castillo

Senior Researcher - Foresight

Background

Aida Ponce Del Castillo is a lawyer by training. She obtained her European Doctorate in Law, focusing on the regulatory issues of human genetics, from the Universities of Valencia and Bonn. She also holds a Master's degree in Bioethics. Within ETUI's Foresight Unit, her research focuses on strategic foresight and on the legal, ethical, social and regulatory issues of emerging technologies. She is a member of the Competent Authorities Sub-Group to regulate nanomaterials at the European Commission, as well as the OECD's Working Party ‘Nanotechnologies’ and ‘-Bio, -Nano and Convergent Technologies’. Previously, she was the Head of the ETUI Health and Safety Unit, working on occupational health and safety policies in the EU. She also was the Coordinator of the Workers’ Interest Group at the Advisory Committee of Safety and Health to the European Commission.

Areas of activity

Foresight, artificial intelligence, blockchain, nanotechnology, greening, GDPR

Publications from this author

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Covid-19 contact-tracing apps: how to prevent privacy from becoming the next victim

Contact-tracing apps to combat the Covid-19 pandemic have increasingly been mentioned as useful tools to accompany and contribute to a... Find out more

Blockchain in the world of work: hype or hope?

Among the many disruptive new technologies that have emerged recently, blockchain is the one that has the most potential to profoundly... Find out more

Labour in the age of AI: why regulation is needed to protect workers

Superpowers, states and companies around the world are all pushing hard to win the AI race. Artificial intelligence (AI) is of strategic... Find out more

Anticipating change, staying relevant: why trade unions should do foresight

Why do foresight? To look at reality from different perspectives. Like any organisation, trade unions have to navigate a complex and... Find out more