A workgroup is an online 'community of practice' where registered Globethics.net participants engage in common work on subjects of interest to the Globethics.net network. Various objectives can be pursued:
- conducting research
- review literature
- share views
- discuss issues of interest
- prepare a conference
- hold online seminars
Workgroups can be a) open for everybody or b) open for specific target groups or c) restricted to a defined group of persons on invitation by the moderator.
In principle, workgroups are initiated either by Globethics.net staff or by registered participants on condition that the purpose of the workgroup does not contradict the general Globethics.net values of mutual respect and responsibility (see Globethics.net's Vision and Mission). Please note that all workgroup participants including the moderator(s) must log into the Globethics.net website in order to have access to all the tools.
Past workgroups have been working on issues such as gender and ethics, the methods of interreligious dialogue on ethics, alternative economic systems and ethics. The newest workgroups are concerned with a Code of Ethics for Librarians and Gender, Justice and Power.