An FP7 project, ETHICSWEB aims at creating a portal that links different databases on ethics throughout Europe. The European Comission supports our initiative since it will facilitate public access to resources on ethics, thereby furthering an informed public debate on ethical issues regarding scientific and technological research. Therefore, existing information and documentation systems will be connected to allow and ensure an easy access to comprehensive information on science&technology and ethics. At the same time sophisticated tools, both technical and semantic, will be applied or if necessary developed to make the huge amount of information available for all parties involved in the debate. ETHICSWEB will be a common European reference focal point for decentralized information made available in different European member states, regional providers and centres and by international organizations. This is the only way to reflect and stimulate the cultural, legal, and ethical diversity in of Europe.