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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Macro-Regional Innovation Week

    26 Sep 2016 to 30 Sep 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 inte ...

    18 July 2016

  5. Lab Connections- policy labs in Europe, for Europe

    17 Oct 2016 to 18 Oct 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 ...

    29 June 2016

  6. New reports look at research and innovation challenges and developments across the EU

    18 Jul 2016 The European Commission's Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) at the Joint Research Centre has published the second edition of the RIO country reports, which assess the evolution of national research and innovation systems and ident ...

    18 July 2016

  7. Knowledge Centre for Migration and Demography launch

    20 Jun 2016 On the timely occasion of World Refugee Day, this event will bring together policy makers, analysts and researchers from the European Commission, other EU institutions, European and international organisations, think tanks and academia to laun ...

    21 June 2016

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation

    02 Jun 2016 On 2 June during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission launched the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. This new initiative offers hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on ...

    02 June 2016

  11. Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

    25 May 2016 On 25 May 2016, the European Commission tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU. Delivering on its Digital Single Market and Single Ma ...

    25 May 2016

  12. Analysis of material efficiency aspects of Energy related Product for the development of EU Ecolabel criteria. Analysis of product groups: personal computers and electronic displays

    The objective of this report is to provide scientific support to the analysis of potential material-efficiency criteria that can help reduce the potential environmental impacts and improve the reuse and recycling of portable computers and electronic displ ...

    23 July 2016

  13. LULUCF contribution to the 2030 EU climate and energy policy

    The analysis carried out in the present AA LULUCF 2030 (i) supports DG CLIMA on the implementation the EU LULUCF Decision 529/2013 (especially with regard to carbon stock changes in CM and GM) and (i) contributes to specific elements of the Impact Assessm ...

    23 July 2016

  14. 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 ...

    16 June 2016

  15. Investment Crowding Out: Firm-Level Evidence from Northern Germany

    The main objective of this paper is to estimate the extent to which firm investment is substituted (crowded out) by investment support policies granted under the European Union Rural Development Programme (RDP). The empirical analyses employed the differe ...

    17 July 2016

  16. Improving research systems: how to link funding and performance?

    03 May 2016 Concentrating resources in well-performing teams can bring about new products and ideas and thus enhance benefit to societies. In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consiste ...

    03 May 2016

  17. Mapping EU investments in ICT- description of an online tool and initial observations

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are major drivers of social and economic change. They are also one of the key Thematic Objectives (TOs) in the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF). The aim of these funds is to strengthen econom ...

    15 July 2016

  18. Bilateral Investment Treaties and FDI: Does the Sector Matter?

    Developing and transition countries have increasingly engaged in the signing of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in order to attract FDI, based on the widely shared view that FDI can contribute significantly to economic development and poverty reducti ...

    15 July 2016

  19. Transport Link Scanner: simulating geographic transport network expansion through individual investments

    This paper introduces a GIS-based model that simulates the early geographical expansion of transport networks. It progressively adds extensions to a growing network by choosing the most attractive investments from a limited choice set. Attractiveness is d ...

    15 June 2016

  20. 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

  21. Mapping regional energy interests for S3P-Energy

    This report presents results from a national and regional (NUTS2 level) energy technology interest mapping exercise as well as socio-economic similarities across regions with common interests and potential alignment amongst regions and countries they belo ...

    22 July 2016

  22. 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

  23. Behavioural Insights Applied to Policy- Country Overviews 2016

    This document provides for each EU and EFTA country a fact sheet containing examples of policy initiatives either explicitly or implicitly informed by behavioural insights as well as the institutional developments regarding the application of behavioural ...

    23 July 2016

  24. How to promote water intake in schools: a toolkit

    Schools are a key environment to teach children healthy hydration and form long-term positive beverage consumption behaviours. School-based interventions can reach large groups of children of all social classes, and messages learned may be taken home to i ...

    03 June 2016

  25. How to promote fruit and vegetable consumption in schools: a toolkit

    Schools are a key environment to teach children healthy eating, thus helping them to form long-term positive dietary behaviours. School-based interventions can reach large groups of children of all social classes, and messages learned may be taken home to ...

    03 June 2016