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The priorities for science and research policy in Germany

The wide-ranging work of Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research in Germany is examined here. With a focus on Horizon 2020 and biodiversity, we find out that these two excellent examples of science and research policy take us beyond the borders of the country
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Science and research funding in Germany

Open Access Government provides an overview of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the self-governing organisation concerned with funding and supporting science and research in Germany and beyond.
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The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany

The priorities for health and social care policy in Germany are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government, including the Federal Minister of Health’s ambitions for the elderly care sector.
Health, prevention and long-term care

Health, prevention and long-term care in Germany

The background of Jens Spahn, Germany’s Federal Minister of Health is examined here, plus the wider work of the Federal Ministry of Health concerning health, prevention and long-term care.
Agricultural Policy

The future of the common agricultural policy (CAP)

Commissioner Phil Hogan shared his views on the future of the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) during a speech he recently made at the Berlin Green Week to the political leaders of Germany’s farmers
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Gartner says citizen engagement is critical to the development of smart cities

Analysts share insights into the development of smart cities at Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit, 3-4 May, 2018 in Munich, Germany
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Member of the EESC Workers’ Group (Group II) European Economic and Social Committee

National Officer of European and International Affairs Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten (the Food, Beverages and Catering Union in Germany) Never before in the history of Europe have food safety and quality been as high as they are today. More food is being produced in Europe than ever before and it has never been...
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The organisation of the German Research Foundation

The inner workings of the German Research Foundation (DFG) are placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government in this insightful article The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the selfgoverning organisation for science and research in Germany and serves all branches of science and humanities, along with interdisciplinary research across...

Health, prevention, and long-term care in Germany

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) is centred around health, prevention, and long-term care, as Open Access Government discovers

Climate-resilient green growth requires a joint approach

In a speech, German Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks explains why support for climate-resilient green growth is imperative
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New York event highlights Horizon 2020 opportunities to US researchers

A recent event hosted by the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York highlighted Horizon 2020 opportunities for researchers in the US With nearly €80 billion in funding available, Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s largest research and innovation initiative to date. One of the key aims of...
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Germany’s High-Tech Strategy 2020: Setting the stage

Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka highlights the strengths of Germany’s High-Tech Strategy to AG Germany is one of the world’s smaller countries in terms of population size and yet we are the fourth largest industrial nation. This high ranking in global competition would not be possible without future-oriented research funding,...
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AG takes a look at Germany’s 2050 Climate Action Plan

Germany’s ambitious 2050 Climate Action Plan is now well under way, as AG found out from Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks Germany is pressing ahead with climate reduction targets following the Paris meeting at the end of 2015. Through their Climate Action Plan 2050, the German government is committed to...
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The German mandate for open access to research

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research has put in place a strategy for open access to research publications funded with public money Open access scientific publications are made available to the public free of charge via the Internet – in a digital magazine, on a website, or in an online...
A renaissance of cities – sustainable Germany

A renaissance of cities – sustainable Germany

Dr Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building & Nuclear Safety in Germany gives an overview of how her country is making ‘cities of the future’. Compared to Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis with 36 million inhabitants, Germany’s largest city Berlin, with a population of 3.5 million, seems downright...

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