Senior researcher, Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute, Brussels Panel chair
Aida Ponce Del Castillo works as a senior researcher at the Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute in Brussels. Her research focuses on strategic foresight and on the legal, ethical and regulatory issues of emerging technologies. She is currently working on the intersection of law and artificial intelligence with a focus on work and employment issues.
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 “Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging 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.
Aida is a lawyer by training and holds a PhD in Law.