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  1. Science and technology studies

    As the EU relies on science, technology and innovation to secure its present and develop its future, reflecting on and anticipating societal impacts arising from current narratives embodied in EU policy is essential to ensure trust among citizens. Preside ...

    20 April 2015

  2. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: DataBust, Dissecting Big Data Practices and Imaginaries

    21 Jun 2016 Speaker: Judith Simon, IT University Copenhagen Discussant: Gernot Rieder, IT University of Copenhagen   Across both public and private domains, Big Data continues to generate great interest. Glorified by some and demonized by others, modern d ...

    02 May 2016

  3. Sustainable Product Policy

    The JRC supports the implementation of European sustainable product policies such as EU Ecolabel, Green Public Procurement, Eco-design of Energy-Related Products (ErP),and Energy Label. Its main tasks are: providing all technical, economic and environment ...

    02 September 2015

  4. Farming in the EU

    The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), representing the second largest share of the EU budget, is an evolving policy area. In the two last decades, support to farmers evolved from price support towards direct payment decoupled from production. Further refo ...

    30 April 2014

  5. All You Wanted to Know about Innovation and Never Dared to Ask

    26 May 2016 Speaker:  Harro van Lente, Professor Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands   In this lecture I will compare and contrast theories of technology from the fields of innovation studies and Science and Technology S ...

    08 April 2016

  6. EU-AU-IIASA Evidence and Policy Event

    30 Aug 2016 to 02 Sep 2016 In a complex world, evidence-based policymaking can enhance the effectiveness of public policies. To develop the necessary skills for improving practices in better integrating evidence into policy-making, the European and Africa ...

    29 March 2016

  7. Regulation, red tape and location choices of top R&D investors- IPTS Working Papers on Corporate R&D and Innovation no. 01/2016

    This paper investigates how product and labour market regulations and red tape affect the way in which top corporate research and development (R&D) investors worldwide organise their cross-border operations. The decision about where a company locates ...

    22 April 2016

  8. Global analysis of food and nutrition security situation in food crisis hotspots

    This report provides a global overview of food insecurity due to different crises and natural disasters to support programming of the Pro-resilience Actions (PRO-ACT) funding mechanism, a component of the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) thematic ...

    28 April 2016

  9. New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality

    03 Mar 2016 to 04 Mar 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’ science ...

    01 March 2016

  10. Research and Innovation Observatory

    RIO https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is an initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. DG ...

    16 October 2015

  11. Publication of sectoral fitness check for the petroleum refining sector

    18 Jan 2016 An evaluation carried out by the European Commission of the impact of ten pieces of the most relevant EU legislation on petroleum refining shows that the legislation has delivered its objectives at the sectoral level and that the costs can be ...

    18 January 2016

  12. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: Against Excellence- Prof. Jack Stilgoe, London School of Economics

    04 Dec 2015 In science policy, excellence is everywhere. Following the Research Excellence Framework, the UK’s Universities are all rushing to take credit for their ‘excellence’. The UK Government’s recent science and innovation strategy talks about “the ...

    09 November 2015

  13. Scientific support for policy-making in sustainable development: joining forces

    16 Nov 2015 to 17 Nov 2015 Shortly after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and just ahead of the 21 st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Paris (COP21), the JRC organises a joint conference together with the Global Young Academy (G ...

    10 December 2015

  14. TACIS INSC PHARE IPA Nuclear Safety

    TIPINS TACIS INSC PHARE IPA Nuclear Safety The TIPINS information system is a web-tool that contains a database of Nuclear Safety contracts financed by the European Union and implemented by DEVCO and ELARG. The main purpose of this tool is to provide an o ...

    13 August 2015

  15. Does it take prices to make volumes move? A comparison of timber market functioning in Finland and Lithuania

    Forest ownership structure is known to have implications for forest management and the production of forest products and services. The ownership structure, as well as the degree of state regulation of forestry, could thus be expected to affect the functio ...

    01 April 2016

  16. STS Contro-Corrente Seminars: Prof. ALAN IRWIN, Copenhagen Business School

    15 Oct 2015 with discussants: Jerome Ravetz, Oxford Silvio Funtowicz, Univ. of Bergen, NO This talk sets out to explore the relationship between the still developing phenomenon of citizen science and what I will refer to as ‘scientific citizenship’. Are t ...

    30 September 2015

  17. An experimental evaluation of the methodology proposed for the monitoring and certification of CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in Europe

    The European Commission is preparing a new regulatory initiative for monitoring CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of Heavy-Duty Vehicles in Europe. The new methodology is based on a combination of component testing and computer simulation of the vehicles ...

    20 March 2016

  18. How Outward-looking is Smart Specialisation? Results from a survey on inter-regional collaboration in Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), S3 Policy Brief Series No. 16/2016

    Smart specialisation (S3) emphasises the identification of niches, cross-sectorial innovation and solving societal challenges. With this comes a need for an outward-looking dimension, to find a region’s potential advantages in international markets, and t ...

    18 March 2016

  19. Institutions on the verge: Working at the science policy interface

    In this chapter, we reflect on challenges and opportunities for ‘boundary organisations’ that interface science and policy, at times of increasing complexity and polarisation and decreasing trust in the scientific enterprise, affecting the use of science- ...

    20 March 2016

  20. Stakeholders’ engagement beyond the EDP: The working-groups on governance and human resources in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

    The activities described in this policy brief were undertaken as part of a European Parliament Preparatory Action, which ran between September 2014 and November 2015. The Preparatory Action has built on the prior efforts and analysis carried out by the Gr ...

    11 March 2016

  21. Dialogues on Food: Walking in Expo imagining the future of food in 2040

    11 Nov 2015 Awareness, self-sustainability, wellbeing, quality, coexistence, convergence, responsibility, resilience, these are some of the key words that emerged from the 10 scenarios elaborated by 90 citizens who participated at a joint JRC and CNR proj ...

    11 November 2015

  22. Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies

    The paper discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agro-food, specifically the linkage between food, territory and branding, the emerging phenomenon of Food Cities and increasing interest in healthier and more sustainable food products. It ...

    04 March 2016

  23. RESONANCES

    13 Oct 2015 to 14 Oct 2015 Science – Art – Politics Superstudio Piu', Via Tortona 27, Milano At first glance, Science, Art and Politics might seem like far-away universes. Yet they all mix ingredients of reason, facts and figures all the way to opini ...

    28 October 2015

  24. GAEC Greening Workshop

    21 Oct 2015 to 23 Oct 2015   The workshop, co-organised by the State Agricultural Intervention Fund of the Czech Republic and the JRC, aimed to have open and constructive exchanges about the practical implementation of the Good Agricultural and Environmen ...

    07 October 2015

  25. Reply to “The new assessment of soil loss by water erosion in Europe. Panagos P. et al., 2015 Environ. Sci. Policy 54, 438–447—A response” by Evans and Boardman [Environ. Sci. Policy 58, 11–15]

    The new assessment of soil loss by water erosion in Europe (Panagos et al., 2015a) was commented by Evans and Boardman (2016), who raised not only concerns related to the spatial differences outlined by our work compared to their visual semi-qualitative a ...

    21 February 2016