EU Science Hub

Past Events

Ulrike Felt - Academic Citizenship: What is a rightful place for society in science?
©Ulrike Felt
Mar 09 2017
Mar 09 2017

Over the past two decades we have been witnessing in the European context a growing concern about how societal actors might perceive research and innovation and the degree to which they support both. This has come hand in hand with a rising call for researchers themselves to become more responsive (and thus responsible) towards society and engage in a more direct manner with citizens, their concerns, values and knowledges – i.e. we could describe this as a call for researchers to develop a stronger sense of “academic citizenship.”

A Year Without A Winter: Fictions and Policy Conference: A Year Without A Winter: Fictions and Policy
©Angela Pereira (c) EC
Nov 17 2016
Nov 18 2016
The workshop interrogates narratives of climate and climate change that are emerging in the context of the arts and transdisciplinary scholarship and considers how creative interventions can unlock new ways of thinking about our relationship to the environment and our political agency within it.
Oct 17 2016

Considering the European Commission's policy of open access to research data and the general trend to improve accessibility of research data, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising an open data Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) workshop which aims to help develop a common strategy and guidelines for data provision by the PEER partners. The workshop will be held in the JRC headquarters in Brussels from 17-18 October 2016.

Oct 02 2016
Oct 06 2016

JRC Karlsruhe has the pleasure to organise the HOTLAB 2016 Conference, the 53rd Annual meeting on 'hot' laboratories and remote handling in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). HOTLAB 2016 will take place at the Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe, Germany on October 2-6, 2016.

Cover of the call Macro-Regional Innovation Week
©EU, 2016
Sep 26 2016
Sep 30 2016

Innovation is not a phenomenon that occurs in a vacuum, it is intimately linked to local conditions and eco-systems and one of its key drivers is the complex interaction between the economic, scientific, academic, human and intellectual capital stock of a given area or region.

The Macro-Regional Innovation Week intends to focus on the exchange of best practices and knowledge among local and international policy and decision makers, academics, financial actors and various types of innovation and technology transfer practitioners.

Rob Hagendijk Rob Hagendijk
©Joint Research Center
Sep 15 2016

On the 15th of September, Dr. Rob Hagendijk will visit JRC Ispra to present a seminar entitled “Rare diseases as a real time policy laboratory: Citizen engagement and public health”, as part of the “contro-corrente” series of seminars.

Date: 15th September 14.30-16.00 Ispra, ROOM 101/1302

JOPRAD - Towards Joint Programming on Radioactive Waste Disposal JOPRAD - Towards Joint Programming on Radioactive Waste Disposal
Sep 07 2016
Sep 08 2016

The JOPRAD consortium would like to invite you to its Mid-Term Workshop that will be held on the 7- 8th September 2016 at the Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The Mid-Term Workshop will enable “programme owners” and “programme managers” in EU Member-States to evaluate the feasibility and the added-value of the implementation of Joint Programming at European level. Further details are also available on the JOPRAD website.

Judith Simon
Jun 21 2016
Ispra, Amphitheatre 1, Bld. 36

This presentation argues that in order to understand Big Data and its societal consequences, a combination of ethical and epistemological analysis is needed as certain ethical implications – e.g., related to issues of anonymity and privacy – can only be properly assessed if the underlying epistemic practices – e.g., new ways of re-identification and de-anonymization – are recognized and taken into account.

The GENTLE Project The GENTLE Project
©EU 2016
Jun 06 2016
Jun 10 2016

A five days intersemester course on Nuclear Fuels. is organized within the framework of the EURATOM FP7 GENTLE project. The course comprises of Lectures by experts and Laboratory visits with practical training.

Mar 03 2016
Mar 04 2016

Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality.  For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ sciences, governance.