Open Access Government April 2021

The April 2021 edition of Open Access Government speaks about government policy issues globally, like COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, finance, digital transformation, agriculture, environment and energy

A selection can be found below:

Horizon Europe: EU research & innovation

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, describes Horizon Europe and scaling up high-impact and breakthrough research & innovation

Social & behavioural sciences to overcome daunting challenges

From public health and job creation to environmental sustainability and safer communities, the social and behavioural sciences empower people everywhere to find solutions, Dr Arthur Lupia & Jason Stoughton from the U.S. National Science Foundation explain

Driving the epilepsy field ahead with new research benchmarks

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), drives the epilepsy field ahead with new research benchmarks, Vicky Whittemore, PhD, Program Director reveals

EU climate policy on fluorinated greenhouse gases

General Director for Climate Action at the European Commission, Mauro Petriccione explains how the EU climate policy on fluorinated greenhouse gases is working and what its future holds

Advancing research on human milk and infant nutrition

Dr Andrew Bremer, Paediatric Endocrinologist and Chief of the Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, discusses NICHD-supported research on human milk and infant nutrition

Sustainable communities, ecosystem services and human well‐being

Michael Slimak PhD, retired National Program Director for the Sustainable & Healthy Communities Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), explores the most pressing challenges today that reflect the need to understand interdependencies between the natural and social sciences

COVID-19 and drugs in the European neighbourhood partnership countries

The EU drugs agency explores the impact of COVID-19 on drug markets, use and services in the European neighbourhood partnership countries

New aspirations for democracy and media – yet to be met

Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, argues that new aspirations for democracy and media are yet to be met

European bio-based industries: New opportunities in 2021

Executive Director at Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Philippe Mengal discusses the new priorities and opportunities for bio-based industries in Europe, including new partnership, Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)

Farm to Fork: More sustainable & healthier food

Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission, walks us through the Farm to Fork strategy that concerns a transition to more sustainable & healthier food


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