We all, are exposed to a rising flood of information. This also holds true for the manifold aspects of food safety and consumer protection.
Food surveillance activities generate data and documents, describing and evaluating the events of the past. The central challenge now is to obtain sound knowledge for the assessment of future events from information from the food chain. This leads us to pose various questions such as:
We are organising, together with the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the I Edoardo Amaldi Lecture, to take place in the European Commission's premises in Brussels, on 26 October 2016.
H.E. Amb. Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary Emeritus of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, will deliver a lecture on "Super-positioned realities of Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Stockpiles: is Schrödinger’s cat dead or alive?"
The GENTLE (Graduate and Executive Nuclear Training and Lifelong Education) project brings together leading European academic and research institutions with the goal to set up an executive learning programme, strongly supported by industry stakeholders. In this 6 week course you will learn the physics behind nuclear science, how to gain energy from nuclear fission, how nuclear reactors operate safely, and the life cycle of nuclear fuel: from mining to disposal. In the last part of the course, we will focus on what matters most in the public debate: the economic and social impact of nuclear energy but also the future of energy systems.
We are pleased to announce the final conference of the European Commission‐funded project ADVANCE. The conference will bring together stakeholders, climate policy experts and scientists to discuss:
Deep decarbonisation for staying well below 2°C.
The focus changed from feed safety to feed security and other challenges, ranging from traceability to new feed materials. The conference therefore intends to bring together colleagues from different horizons, such as research organisations, industry academia and public organisation, reflecting the diversity of feed challenges, to discuss the current and future challenges related to feed.
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.
Europe is now witnessing a growing movement of policy labs and other public innovation teams at EU, national, regional and local levels of governance. Their experimental, creative and citizen-centred approaches are changing the ways policies are shaped and delivered, putting forward alternative solutions in a time when our institutions require more robust and adaptable responses to complex situations.