Open Access Government May 2017

Open Access Government May 2017 highlights key topics such as health and social care, research and innovation, the environment, energy, education, training and cyber security. A selection are detailed below:

Recognising dementia as a public health priority

The World Health Organization, says recognising dementia as a public health priority is key to addressing the condition globally.

Tackling chronic diseases through innovative health

John Bowis, Honorary President of Health First Europe highlights how innovations in health are helping with tackling chronic disease. 

Gynaecologic research: Improving health for women

Dr. Lisa Halvorson, U.S. National Institutes of Health discusses the importance of gynaecologic research to develop new treatments and keep women healthy.

Space Strategy pushes the boundaries of knowledge in Europe

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission outlines the EU Space Strategy and explains how the sector makes lives better, safer and healthier.

Horizon 2020: What full association means for Swiss research

Philipp Langer, head of the EU Framework Programmes section, SERI, highlights Switzerland’s participation in Horizon 2020 now it has full association.

Carbon neutrality: Phasing out coal by 2030 in Finland

Riku Huttunen, Director General, Energy Department at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment shares Finland’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality.

Accessibility for all is not an option – it’s a fundamental right

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, explains why accessibility is important for all citizens.

Keeping pests under control requires ongoing research

Chris Bentley, Agricultural Research Service – U.S. Department of Agriculture, explains why research must continue to protect crops from pests and insects.

How have renewables changed the global energy landscape?

Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer, Executive Chair World Energy Resources, World Energy Council highlights how renewables have transformed the global energy supply.

How can we fight cybercrime in a digital age?

In an increasingly connected world tackling cybercrime must be a consideration for everyone, says EU Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King.


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