Open Access Government May 2018

Open Access Government May 2018 underlines a wide range of government policy issues from all around the world, including health and social care, research and innovation, EU-Africa relations, ICT, government, transport, environment and energy

A selection is given below:

Increasing equality in the Icelandic healthcare system

Iceland’s Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, explains her ambition to increase equality in the country’s healthcare system

The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament reveals his thoughts on The Accessibility Act, focussing on improving life for people in Europe with disabilities

No more paywalls: Open Access as of 2020

President of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Matthias Egger reveals the organisation’s exciting new open access policy in this interview

Pursuing physics at the forefront of knowledge

Denise Caldwell, Director, Division of Physics at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) provides a fascinating perspective on how the organisation is pursuing physics to the forefront of knowledge

Next steps to the Moon: What role for Europe?

Sebastien Moranta, coordinator of studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) sheds light on Europe’s potential to explore the Moon in co-operation with other great world powers

Rediscovering blockchain and bitcoin in Europe

Antanas Guoga MEP shares his views on why 2018 is an important period for rediscovering blockchain and bitcoin in Europe

Bold decisions will take Finland towards the age of AI

Pekka Ala-Pietilä, Chair of Finland’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Programme reveals that Finland aims to be a leading country in the application of AI

Cybersecurity and its role in delivering digital public services to citizens

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of the Scottish Government shares his thoughts on the importance of cybersecurity and why it is an essential component of delivering digital public services to citizens

USDA: Protecting Americans from foodborne illness

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Carmen Rottenberg explains how the Food Safety and Inspection Service protects Americans from foodborne illness

The key challenges around Europe’s environment

We spoke to Catherine Bearder MEP about the many challenges around Europe’s environment today, including the funding of Natura 2000 sites and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species


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