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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April 2014 issue of the JRC newsletter (via JRC)

The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. An editorial by Vladimir Šucha, Director General of the JRC since the 1st January 2014, focuses on the JRC's role in the EU's policy making process. While discussing the importance of science-based advice in support of the EU Institutions and Member States throughout the policy cycle, Mr Šucha emphasises the need for scientific excellence and collaboration with the wider research community.

Source: European Commission - Joint Research Centre

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24 April 2014

ONE Conference Brussels 2014: Policies (R)Evolution and Every European Digital, Brussels

The Future has begun. Member States and regions must lose no time in preparing the next generation of EU programmes for growth, says Commissioner Hahn after MEPs' vote on radical reform of EU Regional Policy in July 2013.

The new programming period brings new investment budgets for Member States, seeking synergies between Regional Policy and Horizon 2020 in order to maximise the innovation opportunities. The data-driven economy can provide Europe with a chance to emerge from the multifaceted crisis with new capabilities. Are Europeans ready for the Data Revolution? Are politicians able to make informed choices and manage changes?

The ONE Conference is facilitating the joint effort of EU partners to build links between information networks and ICT Observatories for reaching ambitious common objectives of Europe 2020. The event is taking place under the auspices of the Czech Ambassador to the EU.

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