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research and innovation in Europe

A fresh approach to research and innovation in Europe

The European Commission’s fresh approach to promoting research and innovation in Europe is placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government
tackling preventable diseases

Modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases

The work of Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, with responsibility for modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases
Future of Europe

The future of Europe: The Euro

Eva Maydell MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) shares her interesting views on the future of Europe, focussing on its most symbolic element, the Euro
Stairway to Excellence

Cohesion Policy beyond 2020: Commission renews ‘Stairway to Excellence’ initiative

Today the Commission is renewing the initiative 'Stairway to Excellence', to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation
blockchain

European Union to host blockchain AMA

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum will host an 'Ask Me Anything' session on June 18th to answer any questions regarding their plans to implement a blockchain ecosystem

European Commission research budget labelled ‘most ambitious ever’

Carlos Moedas, the EU’s Research Commissioner proposed a €94.1 billion research budget to member states, pushing for increased spending on basic science and plans for a new innovation council to drive transformative ideas throughout Europe
Digital Europe programme

Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever Digital Europe programme

The European Commission yesterday proposed to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges
Anti-Counterfeiting

Seal Network and The European Commission to build Blockchain Anti-Counterfeiting Network

The European Commission selected Seal Network, a company that fights counterfeiting using blockchain technology, to create the next level of anti-counterfeiting infrastructure at the Blockathon event in Brussels
research and innovation

EU Research Commissioner fights to protect a €100 billion investment

The EU’s research Commissioner, Carlos Moedas has demanded more commitment from member states on research and innovation spending, despite a widespread sense of reluctance throughout the European Union to increase the budget.

A renewable agenda for research and innovation

The European Commission today presents its contribution to the informal discussion that Heads of State and Government will hold in Sofia on 16 May 2018 on research and innovation and the steps needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness
rediscovering blockchain

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
sustainable intensification of agriculture

The sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

Cristina Cruz, Professor Auxiliar at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) shares her thoughts on the sustainable intensification of agriculture (SIA) in Europe
European Blockchain Partnership

22 countries sign European Blockchain Partnership declaration at Digital Day 2018

The European Commission’s Digital Day 2018 has led to the signing of a Declaration to create a European Blockchain Partnership made of up 22 countries
Digital Day

Digital Day to focus on benefits of embracing blockchain and AI

Ahead of an impending European initiative and the adoption of a European Public Blockchain Partnership, delegates are to meet in Brussels, Belgium, today (10 April) to discuss embracing technological development
blockchain funding

European Union boosts blockchain funding for research

European Union will increase its blockchain funding from 83 million EUR to 340 million EUR by 2020 The European Union will increase research funding for blockchain after it recognised a lot of potential use cases for the technology, especially for administration and businesses. Distributed ledgers are seen as a major breakthrough...
Economic policies

European Commission Officials discuss economic policies for Cryptocurrencies

The European Commission has discussed the development of blockchain technology and how cryptocurrencies fit into international economic policies in a series of speeches Commissioner of the European Commission Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said “think blockchain” at the Digital-Life Design Conference in Munich as she determined how regulation and...
research, science and innovation

Promoting research, science and innovation in Europe

The work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas was previously Secretary of the State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. One of Moedas’s main priorities today is social...
Distributed Ledger Technologies

Disruptive innovation: How distributed ledger technologies are about to change society

European Commissioner for Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip shares his thoughts on how digitisation is changing both people and society, including disruptive technologies such as blockchain It is often said how much digitisation is changing people and society and how much it affects every sector of the economy. Technology facilitates...
Airborne

EUFAR – Looking to the future of airborne environmental research in Europe

Philip R.A. Brown from EUFAR AISBL at the UK’s Met Office takes us on a journey to explore the exciting future of airborne environmental research in Europe today Instrumented aircraft are an important scientific tool, allowing researchers to observe the atmosphere and land and ocean surfaces in support of a...
Labour Market

Keeping pace with today’s rapidly changing labour market

Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility offers her thoughts on today’s rapidly changing labour market To succeed in today’s rapidly changing labour market, you need skills. And “static” skills will not be enough. Your skills have to evolve along with changes in the world of...

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