If you are 18 or younger, gather your friends and take part in the video contest from EU project MARLISCO! Grab your video camera and tell us why we should care about marine litter, how the issue can be tackled or what you have done in your school or community on this issue. This is a great chance to share your vision and inspire thousands of people with your ideas and message! See the conditions of the contest for your country at
www.marlisco.eu/video-contest.en.html - Send us your video by the 14th February 2014
Policy-relevant findings from CONSIDER (Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance), a research project investigating CSO involvement in EU-funded research. Policy Brief 1 – July 2013 On-going Project
Participatory workshop held in Brussels on 12-13 September bringing together the recently launched Responsible Research and Innovation governance projects
This week the EU is showcasing a number of SiS projects (MML on Marine letter, Children as change agents, Food, Fisheries, Aging, Urban Waste) during a full media week dedicated to public engagement in science, as part of the media campaign of the European Year of Citizens. >
The postings will be launched on three social media platforms:
The European Foundation Centre has launched a survey among its members in order to assess to what extend the Foundations perform activities related to RRI.
You can see the call for this survey at:
ESF will organise an event relating to RRI on "Bioenergy and Bio-renewables: Integrating scientific and societal agendas" (6-9 October 2013, Zandvoort, NL):
This conference will raise among other issues, the desired outcomes of integrating RRI in Horizon 2020 scientific programmes, and the steps needed to be taken now to ensure that the desire outcomes actually happen over the next seven years.
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%.