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In the context of the Conference “Democracy and Europe - our common future?”, the project DANDELION (‘Promoting EU funded projects of inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’) is organising a workshop on the 31st of October 2017 (14:30 to 17:15) around the theme of “Valorisation activities and SSH research Ripeness for Impact”. The workshop aims at bringing together SSH researchers, research managers, such as National Contact Points, and dissemination/impact managers, in order to generate actionable knowledge for the everyday practice of SSH research, and help demonstrate and enhance its unique value. [read more]
‘Post-fact’ politics is internationally fuelling concern, particularly in contested fields of public policy, such as social and minority rights, external relations and migration/refugee affairs, and, not least, counter-terrorism and -radicalisation. The interplay of value divergence and uncertainty has proved very vulnerable to opportunistic, simplistic discourses that blend out uncomfortable facts, disqualify opposing views, and polarise public opinion. Under such circumstances, the relationship among science, policy making, and society is taking a new twist: In the face of proliferation of fake news via social media, and the spread and ‘normalisation’ of uncivil and manipulative behaviours in the public sphere by populist and extremist parties for political gain, the demand for evidence-based resistance has become visible. While researchers, policy makers, and the media operate along different logics, interests, and time-frames for their action, there is a pressing need to re-examine responsibilities of research and academia, politicians and public administration, as well as the media and the organised civil society, and recast their strategic partnerships. [read more]
EU-funded researchers have developed and tested a way to make human heart valve implants more tolerable and longer lasting, enabling recipients of all ages to avoid follow-up surgery and live largely normal lives, cutting hospital stays and healthcare costs. [read more]
‘Democracy and Europe’ will bring together perspectives that look at the past, tackle present challenges and look into the future of democracy in Europe and beyond. This encounter of multiple perspectives and actors – academics, civil society, and policy-makers – is of utmost importance to help us move towards a better society. [read more]
The objective of this workshop is to bring together stakeholders involved in key EU projects in Additive Manufacturing to promote the benefits of European Strategic Actions for Additive Manufacturing, stimulate synergies, maximize mutual benefits and map the collaboration path after the project ends, evaluate the impact of the exploitable results from these projects, explore possibilities offered under the new Horizon 2020 Work programme and develop future project ideas, partnerships and strategies [read more]
How safe is your personal data? How do you know? With our various connected devices, our extensive browsing histories and all the apps running on our smartphones, it's hard to keep tabs on the details we might be making available willingly or unwittingly. An EU-funded project has set out to help people monitor and control their privacy online. [read more]
The Conference “Evidence for Society: Transforming the future of European people through research” is jointly organized by the IMPACT-EV Consortium and Ms Soledad Cabezón, Member of the European Parliament, who has coordinated the Report on the assessment of Horizon 2020 implementation in view of its interim evaluation and the Framework Programme 9 proposal (2016/2147(INI)). The conference room counts with 163 seats distributed for a diversity of attendants: MEPs, representatives of EU member countries’ parliaments, scientists, and science managers as well as end-users involved or with an interest in the social impact of EU research. [read more]
An EU industry-funded project uses marginal land and hardy native plants to produce valuable chemicals for the possible manufacture of a range of products including cosmetics and bioplastics. The goal is to harness the potential of local areas and build a sustainable, profitable and job-creating value chain. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
This participatory workshop is focused on innovation in the Agri-Food sector. Around 60 invited Agri-food SMEs as well as innovation experts and policy makers are expected to have an inpiring an interesting group discussion on best practices for collaborative innovation and value sharing along the supply chain. More than 20 Agri-food SMEs will present examples of collaboration on innovation. The Workshop will take place at the Covent Garden Building, Place Rogier 16, 1210 Brussels, Room SDR1 / 00 [read more]
EU-funded researchers have achieved a deeper understanding of how microbes in the gut can influence energy balance and behaviour. This could lead to new ways of tackling weight gain, eating disorders and even psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression. [read more]