VOICES is a Europe-wide citizen consultation process, funded by the EU and led by ECSITE, the European network of science centres and museums, which is contributing to setting the research agenda in Horizon 2020 – the European Union’s strategy to advance research and innovation. One thousand European citizens in all 27 EU countries have engaged in VOICES participatory workshops on innovative uses and solutions for urban waste and the transition to a zero waste society. This video presents the major steps of the implementation of the initiative.
VOICES is a truly innovative public engagement method of integrating Views, Opinions and Ideas of Citizens in Europe On Science, and in particular in support of the 'Climate action, resource efficiency, raw materials' Societal Challenge of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme beginning in 2014.
Over six days, from 21 to 26 June 2014, Copenhagen will host the Euroscience Open Forum 2014 "Science building bridges". The programme tracks of ESOF 2014 will create a platform where researchers, journalists, policy makers, students and organisations can meet and debate European research and global challenges. Alongside ESOF 2014, a major science festival – Science in the City - will take place.
The call for Scientific session proposals and the Expression of interest in Science in the City for ESOF2014 are published and will close on 9th of May 2013.
To submit a proposal please follow the link below where you can find the calls with instructions on how to make a submission.
She Figures 2012 is the fourth publication of a key set of indicators that are essential to understand the situation of women in science and research. The She Figures data collection is undertaken every three years since 2003 by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, in cooperation with the Helsinki Group and its sub-group of Statistical Correspondents.
This expert group report on the State of Art in Europe on Responsible Research and Innovation has been authored by an interdisciplinary group with experts from science, innovation, economics, law, governance and ethics’. It was prepared as an intermediate step in the reflection on future policy initiatives regarding Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
Women continue to be under-represented in research at a time when Europe needs more researchers to foster innovation and bolster its economy. There is a growing pool of female talents in Europe from which research and innovation should benefit: the She Figures 2012 points out that the share of women graduating at PhD level now stands at 45%.