In a dynamic environment where data science and big data promise to fundamentally challenge and improve the way policies are designed, executed and monitored, there is an opportunity for more global collaboration and mutual learning. An international Data for Policy conference hosted by the University of Cambridge proposes a wider discussion. Deadline for abstract submission is 16 May. Read more
The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with partners will host a Workshop on Advancing Science for Policy through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR). Exploring the regulation of emerging technologies, it will look at a wide range of tools and mechanisms beyond legislation, including co-regulation, self-regulation and ‘meta’ regulation. Read more
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open scheme supports the early stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies.
How many participants does a typical FET Open project have? Which disciplines receive funding? What is the SME involvement in FET Open projects? This and other information on the first FET Open call 2014-15 is now available. Read more
On the occasion of President Juncker’s 2016 State of the Union address, the Commission proposed an ambitious overhaul of EU telecoms rules with new initiatives to meet Europeans' growing connectivity needs and boost Europe's competitiveness. These proposals will encourage investment in very high-capacity networks and accelerate public access to Wi-Fi for Europeans. Read more
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes - COM(2016)594 Read more