What is INES?

The International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) is an independent non-profit-organization concerned about the impact of science and technology on society. INES was founded in 1991 at an international meeting in Berlin, Germany, attended by 1700 people. INES' efforts focus on disarmament and international peace, ethics, justice and sustainable development. INES is affiliated with the United Nations (Department of Public Information) as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).


 A Growing International Network

In six years INES has become a network of over 90 member organizations and individual members in 50 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Yugoslavia, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA.

INES: Two Ways of Getting Involved


Sponsoring membership

You or your organization are invited to join INES. Individual members and member organizations support INES by sharing common goals and donating their membership dues. Sponsoring members are encouraged to attend INES workshops and congresses. Information relevant to the work of INES is provided through a quarterly Newsletter and electronic communication.

Project participation

Individual members and those involved in INES member organizations are welcome to initiate or join projects within the network that put the objectives of the network into practice. A number of current projects are listed below.


INES Council and Executive Committee

The Council is the highest governing body of the network. It meets annually. The Council is composed of a representative of each member organization and specially elected individuals. Each year, an Executive Committee is selected by the Council.


INES Projects

Disarmament and Peace

Environment and Development


Ethics, values and education


Communication within INES

Armin Tenner ()

Inesnet Discussion Group
Johan Swahn ()

Info Service "What's New in INES"
Tobias Damjanov ()



In July 1998 INES organized a workshop in Cambridge Mass., USA, with the title


Expert speakers deal with NATO expansion, nuclear weapons, the situation in Russia and the Near East, US security policy, demilitarization, and propose policies to secure lasting peace.
The proceedings of this workshop may be obtained from the


INES Congresses

INES International Congresses of Engineers and Scientists provide a topical focus for the network and beyond. Three congresses have been held so far, another is in preparation.

CHALLENGES - Science and Peace in a rapidly Changing Environment - Berlin 1991

Challenges of Sustainable Development - Amsterdam 1996 (http://www.frt.fy.chalmers.se/amsterdam)

Challenges for Science and Engineering in the 21st century - Stockholm 2000
See INES2000 Papers



INES Office

The address of the central INES office is: