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Working towards the creation of the first world-wide nuclear data file, leading actors in the nuclear field together with the JRC launched the first Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organisation (CIELO). This is an important step towards the use of the same (world-wide accepted) nuclear data in, for example, the safety assessments of nuclear systems. [read more]
I think we're focused on making profits and not so much on the talents of people, diversity, the things people have to offer what we are really good at. We are wasting talents and opportunities. We're more focused on fitting people in a certain box, of a job. As long as we have a bachelor's degree, we can teach you all the rest. I think we have to focus more on talents and what people bring to the work environment instead of the other way around. [read more]
103. Events - High-level conference "A Joint European and African Research & Innovation Agenda on Waste Management – Economic Opportunities on Turning Waste into a Resource" - 25 November 2013, Brussels
On 25th November EC DG Research and Innovation will welcome in Brussels to a high level conference stakeholders from the policy, business and research community from 30 different countries – of which 16 coming from Africa – to discuss “Economic Opportunities on Turning Waste into a Resource”. The conference wants to stimulate networking, sharing of knowledge and best-practice experiences to successfully address the common challenges of waste management and recovery of raw materials and define a joint agenda. Waste management and recovery of raw materials are more and more of a top priority for decision makers from all continents. [read more]
The Environment and Gender Index (EGI) was launched by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) today during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP19) in Warsaw. The EGI attempts to monitor progress toward gender equality in the context of global environmental governance and provides information on how 72 nations (including 11 EU members) are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning. [read more]
You may be good at maths, art or sport, but you are probably not great at all three. The same is probably true of the region where you live, where the strengths of local industries rely on a unique combination of resources, knowledge or expertise. As a major provider of research funding, the European Union is seeking to build on these regional and sectoral strengths in order to drive growth and prosperity across the 28-nation bloc. [read more]
Spinal cord injuries affect more than 50,000 people every year around the world. Losing the ability to walk because of severe spinal cord injury can be devastating for anybody. Nevertheless there might be hope as shown by a research project co-funded by the European Union: NEUWalk. [read more]
The 2,000 top world investors listed in the 2013 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, increased R&D investments by 6.2% in 2012 compared to the previous year, showing a remarkable resilience in times of economic uncertainty. For the first time since 2004, an EU company – the German carmaker Volkswagen – is the world’s largest private sector R&D investor. [read more]
Well, I hardly believe that we really need to get more people involved in the decision making. We heard that we live in democracy right now, but I really believe that it's more like bureauracy or lobbycracy, you know? It's more the companies who make the law and not people anymore. So we have to change that. [read more]
We have to improve education. We have to come up with new ideas and new means to develop these new ideas. [read more]
It's essential, because it diversifies the society. Once you diversify, you produce diversity, and diversity helps to have a lot of solutions, so once the problem is created, you will always have someone to solve it. And you will always have someone who is specialized in this solution, so I think that is essential: to impel the minds of the people, impel the value of the individuality. So, that's research. I think that's the best investment that a country and a continent can make. [read more]