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Building a stronger European Research Area

Maud Evrard, Head of Policy Affairs at Science Europe, shares her views here on building a stronger European Research Area: We find out that performing excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe is a priority.
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Towards a climate-resilient Baltic Sea

Executive Secretary of HELCOM, Rüdiger Strempel explores the effects of climate change in the Baltic Sea and in this respect, he argues for resilience.
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NHS Confederation on Queen’s Speech: “Develop a credible domestic agenda”

The NHS Confederation and Amnesty International respond to the Queen's Speech, highlighting elements such as a credible domestic agenda and a need for immigration reform.
future of procurement, proxima

The future of procurement is bright: Are we staring at the sun?

Commercial teams in the public sector improving their capability and influence, but do we risk being blinded by undeliverable promises? Proxima tell us more here about the future of procurement.
citizen participation, greater manchester

How social innovation can support citizen participation

Beth Perry, Catherine Durose and Liz Richardson reflect on the findings of the Jam and Justice Action Research Collective in Greater Manchester and discuss how social innovation can support citizen participation.
aliens in the baltic, biofouling

Biofouling: Aliens in the Baltic Sea

Dominik Littfass, HELCOM Communication Secretary explains the biofouling – the attachment of living organisms to the hull of ships – one of the main vectors of invasions of aquatic ecosystems from alien or non-indigenous species.
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Customer rating review systems and UKAS accreditation

Suzi Daley, External Affairs Manager at United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), focuses her thoughts on customer rating review systems online and UKAS accreditation in the health and social care system.
the linguistic aspect, law and language

The Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU: The linguistic aspect

Dr Karen McAuliffe, PI on the European Research Council funded project ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’, discusses the impact of language and multilingualism on the role of Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
musculoskeletal condition, improved preventative care

Preventive care for people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions

Versus Arthritis underline the importance of forward planning for improved preventive care for people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
modern slavery brexit, immigration advice service

Modern slavery: Brexit threatens to worsen conditions

Here, Harry Sanders from the Immigration Advice Service explains how Brexit is poised to worsen the existence of modern slavery in the UK.
prorogue ruled unlawful, uk supreme court

UK Supreme Court: PM Johnson’s prorogue ruled unlawful

In a much-anticipated decision, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson’s parliamentary prorogue is unlawful.
palm oil, indigenous forest

Indonesian palm oil: “When we lost the forest, we lost everything”

New research shows that Indigenous people in Indonesia are losing their ancestral land to palm oil plantations, in ongoing government sanctioned burnings of forest areas.
criminalises sex workers, FOSTA law

US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

The law criminalises sex workers writing about their lives, discussing health and safety issues and for journalists reporting on sex work.
non communicable diseases in africa, endocrine disruptors

Endocrine disruptors and non-communicable diseases in Africa

Chiara Frazzoli and Alberto Mantovani from Istituto Superiore di Sanità share their insights into endocrine disruptors and non-communicable diseases in Africa, in collaboration with NOODLES Alliance Network.
calls for online protection, social media sites

Social media sites listen to NHS call for online protection

Facebook and Instagram have announced they are removing posts that promote 'miracle' cures like get-slim-quick products, which are known to have damaging side effects.
future for europe, EUROCITIES

Cities are partners in a common future for Europe

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES argues that cities are partners in a common future for Europe.
bench contracts, g cloud

Procurement: Making bench contracts work

David Mann, Managing Director, dxw digital shares his expert thoughts on making bench contracts work, including the UK Government’s G-Cloud and Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) frameworks.
video game loot boxes, 2005 gambling act

Researchers want video game loot boxes to be recognised as gambling

University of York academics contributed to a House of Commons report calling for video game loot boxes to be regulated under gambling law and to stop selling them to young people.
pegasus spyware, jamal kashoggi

Pegasus spyware: Will the NSO Group change their policies?

NSO Group has been pressured over revelations its invasive Pegasus spyware was used against journalists such as Jamal Kashoggi.
sexual harassment, MeToo movement

Preventing workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has changed the cultural landscape and increased the need for employer focus on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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