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July 2014

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Time for some policy-based evidence-making – how the Jacques Delors Institut Berlin ought to work NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 3 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Back in my days as a civil servant one phrase dominated UK government-speak: evidence-based policy-making. The essential idea was to gather adequate evidence about a problem, and how various solutions could work, and determine a policy choice based o...
Researching local involvement in Europe: a roundup from UACES 2013 NEW
Ideas on Europe 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
The 2013 UACES conference has just come to a close. This year there were five panels focusing on the role of local and regional actors. This is compared to only one or two in previous years. Not only is this evidence of increasing academic interest i...
Innovation pillar of EU industrial policy NEW
Grahnlaw Suomi Finland 1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
After the implementation of the 2010 EU industrial strategy and the competitiveness of industry in the European Union, we turn to four pillars for EU industrial policy in the Commission Staff Working document SWD(2012) 297 accompanying the communicat...
Royal Society and DFID launch fund for African research NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
A £15.3 million (EUR 19 million) fund to build links between African research laboratories and strengthen their research capacity through mentoring has been launched by the Royal Society (the UK's science academy) and the UK Department for Internati...
Extended book review: “La théorie de l’information” by Aurélien Bellanger NEW
Ideas on Europe 1 Year, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
I first stumbled over “La théorie de l’information” by Aurélien Bellanger – published this summer – in a review by Le Soir about a month ago. It was a sunny Saturday morning, a rare occasion here in Brussels, and I was...
Project idea formulation NEW
Europa Media's Blog 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Manslaughter in L’Aquila: How to kill scientific advice NEW
Blogactiv 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 10 Minutes ago
Like many, I am still in shock that Italian courts have handed out six-year prison sentences to the six seismologists and one official for giving inadequate advice to the residents of L’Aquila days prior to the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that killed...
Horizon 2020: EU funding of hESC research in the balance NEW
eutopialaw 1 Year, 8 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Prof. Aurora Plomer Stem cell research has the potential to bring important advances in our understanding and treatment of crippling diseases such as Parkinson’s, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. It has also attracted significant investment in a...
Forscher gegen Sparbudget NEW
Lost in EUrope 1 Year, 9 Months, 6 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Im Streit um das künftige EU-Budget melden sich nun auch Europas Forscher zu Wort. In einem offenen Brief fordern Nobelpreisträger und Fields-Medaillengekrönte Mathematiker, das Forschungsbudget nicht zu kürzen. Die Unterzeichner fordern von den...
Parallaxe: Der Faule Schwan NEW
Blick Log 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Gastbeitrag aus Agora42* Wissen ist macht. dieses geflügelte Wort geht auf den englischen Philosophen Francis Bacon zurück. Wenn aber Wissen macht ist, was ist dann erst der Glaube? Der Glaube, so heisst es, kann sogar Berge versetzen. Er wäre mit...
Tagungsort gesucht für Forschungskolloquium der AG Junge UN-Forschung NEW
IFAIR 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Call for Proposals Tagungsort gesucht für das Forschungskolloquium 2013 der AG Junge UN-Forschung Ihr interessiert Euch für die Vereinten Nationen als Gegenstand der Forschung? Ihr liebt Model UN, aber würdet gern tiefer einsteigen in einen bestim...
Cervelli, vatti a fidare NEW
Il lato €. 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 32 Minutes ago
 Vatti a fidare. Secondo quanto riferisce La Sicilia di Catania i 23 giovani ‘cervelli’ italiani rientrati nel 2010 nelle universita’ italiane con il programma ‘Levi Montalcini’ e i fondi del Miur, il prossimo anno potr...
Open Access in EU finally on the Horizon? NEW
European Student Think Tank 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The EU is currently developing its €80bn research funding framework for the next seven years. The question on the policy of access to the end result of this research is still being discussed, with the EU potentially complimenting bold initiatives o...
Un partenariat renforcé pour l'excellence et la croissance dans l'Espace européen de la recherche (Communication de la Commission en date du 17 juillet 2012 NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 30 Minutes ago
Le lecteur intéressé trouvera ci-après le texte de la Communication de la Commission européenne en date du 17 juillet 2012 et intitulée 'Un partenariat renforcé pour l'excellence et la croissance dans l'Espace européen de la recherche'.
Horizon 2020 : Consensus difficile au Conseil sur les règles de participation NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
Lors de sa réunion dans son format 'Compétitivité' du 10 octobre 2012, le Conseil de l’Union européenne a adopté une ‘approche générale partielle’ sur les règles de participation attachées à Horizon 2020. Voir le texte (...
PhD’ing and a tech politics reading tip NEW
Bente Kalsnes’ blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
A quick update to tell you that I’ve started a very exciting academic adventure. For the next three years, I will work on the research project Social media and agenda-setting in election campaigns (SAC). As some of you know, I started my PhD at the...
Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women's Genius NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated every October 16, honors international women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths -women's whose skills are urgently needed for the future of the world. Here we highlight some of these extraordinary...
Transparency in medical research data. 13-11-12 in European Parliament NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Transparency in medical research data and protecting public health Opening up EU clinical trial data for safe and effective medicines The European Parliament is presently considering the Clinical Trials Regulation. http://ec.europa.eu/health/human-us...
Celebrating the 25th year of Society for the Anthropology of Europe: Digitized collection of bulletins… NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 28 Minutes ago
click here for the online archive. Related posts: Politics roundup: Gül’s Diyarbakır visit, Kılıçdaroğlu celebrating new year underground… Erkan’s collection of year lists: 2007-2010 a list of digital anthropology projects and...
Dan LUCA – articol în Occidentul Românesc – “Cât de stiinţifică este Diaspora românească?” NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Recent am semnat un material publicat de Occidentul Românescîn care am reamintit de importanţa Diasporei în cercetarea ştiinţifică. Cu ocazia Conferinţei organizate de Diaspora ştiinţifică săptămâna aceasta la Bucureşti, am prezentat u...
EU-Forschungsrahmenprogramm: Ausschreibungen für 2012 nun online NEW
Heimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ 1 Year, 10 Months, 20 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Hochschulen, außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtungen und Unternehmen können sich um die ausgeschriebenen Mittel bewerben.In ihrer Ausschreibung stellt die EU-Kommission mehr als sieben Milliarden Euro für das Jahr 2012 bereit, um Forschung und...
Kostenloses Must: Recherche: Skandal-Geschichten und Enthüllungs-Berichte NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 1 Year, 10 Months, 21 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Ein Handbuch zu Recherche und Informationsbeschaffung.Wer an Skandalen interessiert ist, hat hier Material für hunderte Stunden Smal-Talk. Wer an Recherche und Gesellschaft, an Demokratie, Publizistik und Zukunft interessiert ist, der findet hier Sc...
An interview with Tom Boellstorff and more… an Anthropology roundup.. NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 10 Months, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Opening our anthropological conversations: An Interview with Tom Boellstorff from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Ryan I had the chance to conduct an email-based interview with Tom Boellstorff during this past mont...
How can we support the use of research in policy and practice across Europe? NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The most common approach to encourage use of academic research is to repackage or communicate it in different ways, but Caroline Kenny finds this strategy largely ineffective. She argues that across Europe, both researchers and policymakers can benef...
Finding tomorrow’s technology – European scientists hit the headlines NEW
Neelie Kroes 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Number of views :403One of my many exciting responsibilities is for Europe’s Future and Emerging Technologies Programme, the billion-euro part of our research programme looking at the big technologies that might shape the coming decades.  Many...
Africa-Europe collaboration in establishing new research infrastructures NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
The next 'Promoting African – European Research Infrastructure Partnerships' (PAERIP) workshop will be held at the South African House in London’s Trafalgar Square, UK, on October 17, 2012. It will focus on Africa-Europe collaboration in establis...
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
The EU should promote the sharing and dissemination of scientific knowledge. For an open access publishing policy in Horizon 2020 1. If taxpayers pay the research, they should be able to read the results. When European taxpayers pay for the research...
Document: Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility: A Handbook for Scholars and Teachers of the Middle East NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 15 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Attempts to undermine professors’ abilities to teach and do research are increasingly directed at scholars who seek to provide a contextualized and critical view of recent international developments and their interaction with US foreign policie...
Hvala za tehniko, kultura NEW
Turkov čas-opis 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Govor na otvoritvi KSEVT v Vitanju 6.9.2012: Bil sem star sedem let, ko je bila vsa družina zbrana pred velikim črno-belim televizorjem z lesenim ohišjem in bakelitnimi gumbi in na edinem programu spremljala zasnežene slike prenosa z Lune. Inž.
Science Europe: Auf dem Weg zur "European Grant Union"? NEW
Title of theH.eimat✔ P.olitik✔ M.enschen✔ blog ... 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Am 21. Oktober 2011 trafen sich rund 50 nationale Forschungsorganisationen aus über 20 europäischen Ländern zur Gründung der Organisation "Science Europe" in Berlin. Sie soll mit einem ständigen Büro in Brüssel die Kooperation der europä...
R4D Peer Exchange on Theories of Change - Videos and resources NEW
euforic 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
On July 31 2012 we organised a Peer Exchange session on Theories of Change (ToC). The event took place at DFID in London, was organised in the context of the R4D project with our colleagues from CABI and CommsConsult. The aim was to better...
IP Policy Committee blog 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The EU should promote the sharing and dissemination of scientific knowledge. Ten reasons for an open access publishing policy in Horizon 2020 1. If taxpayers pay the research, they should be able to read the results. When European taxpayers pay for t...
19 junge Forschertalente auf Kurs in Richtung Flensburg NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
19 junge Forschertalente sind auf dem Weg nach Flensburg. Sie nehmen vom 6.-13. September an der jährlichen ECMI-Summerschool mit dem Thema 'Nationale Minderheiten und Grenzregionen' teil. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European...
19 forskerspirer har kurs mod Flensborg NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
19 yngre forskerspirer er på vej til Flensborg. De deltager fra den 6. september i ECMI’s årlige sommerskole om mindretal og grænseregioner. Continue reading →Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Issues.
A few dates related to Erkan’s life in the next weeks…. NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
A few dates. 1 September. Deadline for the article for Ethnologie Française. Probably I will ask for an extension (!) 5-9 September. Attending  ‘Careers Beyond Borders seminar’, Manchester, UK. Of course, if i get the UK visa on time:)...
Organizing your personal research library and compiling bibliographies: I was an EndNote refusenik, but now I’m a Mendeley convert NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
A key aspect of scholarship is how you create a personal research library, find and access your sources when needed, and cite them accurately and comprehensively. Patrick Dunleavy explains how the (relatively new) software Mendeley has transformed hi...
Book Review: Think-Tanks, Social Democracy and Social Policy NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 11 Months, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The question of how a policy is made or why things simply stay the same in politics has long occupied the minds of political observers. This book explores the way in which very particular political actors made a difference to … Continue reading...
Invest in brains, not buildings, to raise scientific output and impact NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Which is more valuable to the creation of scientific knowledge, high quality scientists or first-class facilities? Fabian Waldinger looks at the dramatic effects of the Nazi expulsion of Jewish scientists and the Allied bombing of university building...
Anthro roundup: “Anthropological Field Research in the Internet Age, “Facebook anthropology… NEW
Erkan's field diary 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Anthropological Field Research in the Internet Age from Ethnography.com by Tony Another classic question in the age of the internet: How do indigenous peoples feel about anthropology graduate students doing fieldwork?  Mark Dawson first reported his...
Connaissez-vous les sciences cognitives ? NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Les sciences cognitives regroupent un ensemble de disciplines scientifiques dédiées à la description, l'explication, et le cas échéant la simulation, des mécanismes de la pensée humaine, animale ou artificielle, et plus généralement de t...
Vers un véritable espace européen de la recherche NEW
Regards citoyens 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
La Commission européenne a présenté, mardi 17 juillet, deux initiatives qui portent sur l'espace européen de la recherche (ERA) et le libre accès aux informations scientifiques. Elles ont été présentées ensemble car elles visent le même...
Mapping European economic-policy think tanks NEW
Europlay 2 Years, 16 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
This post is a kind of personal, but public, list of "enriched" bookmarks of European think tanks I stumble upon. It could keep growing in the future if I find other relevant think tanks.I have divided the list in two fields according to this basic d...
Ankete destek olalım beyler, bayanlar:) “Türkiye’de Sosyal Kimlikler NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 16 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Anket burada Merhaba, Araştırmamıza ilgi gösterdiğiniz için teşekkür ederiz. Anketi tamamlayanlar arasında çekilecek kurayla 5 kişiye 25′er liralık D&R hediye çeki verilecektir. Çekilişe katılmak istiyorsanız anketin sonund...
European TTO CIRCLE - Connecting the Technology Transfer Offices of large European public research organisations NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 19 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
The EU needs more innovation to boost its global competitiveness, harness its knowledge base, enhance its economic position and tackle the grand societal challenges of the 21st century. For these reasons, innovation has been placed at the heart o...
How to set up a Union of Excellence for European research NEW
Europlay 2 Years, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Among the nine proposals of enhanced cooperations drafted in this post of mine, I have briefly talked about a "Union of Excellence", now I am going to give more details about it.Very selective criteria for choosing the institutes to be admi...
Top-flight German business prof faces severe accusations of academic misconduct NEW
Economics Intelligence 2 Years, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 49 Minutes ago
One of the most successful German business professors is currently facing awkward questions about his scientific conduct. Ulrich Lichtenthaler, who is affiliated with the University of Mannheim, has come under suspicion of inflating his publication r...
No to creationism in schools! NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 1 Week, 14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
From the British Humanist Association: Free School due to open in September 2012 will ‘teach creation as a scientific theory’ TAKE ACTION! Write to your MP and to Michael Gove to oppose the plans, and encourage your friends, family and colleagues...
8 miliardi per ricerca e innovazione NEW
Gli Euros 2 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Un investimento da 8,1 miliardi di euro nella ricerca e nell'innovazione per creare crescita e lavoro. La Commissione europea presentato l'ultimo e il più grande gruppo di inviti a presentare proposte di ricerca nell'ambito del suo Settimo programma...
Säufer sind netter ... NEW
Egghat's not so micro blog 2 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
OK, das ist jetzt eine Argumentationskette, die sich nur meinen Lesern (mit mehr grauer Hirnsubstanz als im Durchschnitt) erschließt (und die man eigentlich so auch gar nicht machen kann …). Dass Intelligente mehr trinken, hatten wir ja letzte...
El bosón de Higgs y Curie en Tapia NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
El último día del pleno de Estrasburgo se iniciaba con unas palabras de mi gran amigo Luigi Berlinguer, diputado y académico, saludando el éxito de la Ciencia, y en especial la ciencia y la inversión europeas, habido con los pasos ginebrinos del...
¿Puede contribuir la neurociencia a unos mejores resultados en los procesos de comunicación y colaboración? NEW
Construyendo Capital Humano 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Un artículo de Santiago Rivero, patrono de NSF y miembro del Ícaro Think Tank. La relación entre las personas, en lo que respecta a la consecución de un determinado objetivo (o conjunto de objetivos) puede ser de varios tipos. Puede ser de col...
Wissenschaft NEW
Martin Westlake 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
We found ourselves at a dinner table this evening with two very distinguished academics, historian Jonathan Steinberg and musicologist and dance historian Marion Kant, with specializations in, among other subjects, matters Germanic. Steinberg last ye...
Europarlement dwingt lidstaten tot goedkeuren onderzoeksbudget NEW
GroenLinks Europa 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Europese universiteiten kunnen verder met belangrijk onderzoek naar kanker en diabetes. GroenLinks is opgelucht dat de impasse tussen het Europees Parlement en de EU-lidstaten over de begroting van 2012 is opgelost, waardoor deze belangrijke onderzoe...
Higgs ahoy! NEW
Shiraz Socialst 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 31 Minutes ago
  By Les Hearn The Higgs boson particle seems to have been discovered! But what is the Higgs and why was it predicted? For every field, a boson The current explanation of matter and space, the Standard Model, developed in the 1960s, is one of the...
Le Boson de Higgs existe vraiment NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Le Cern a découvert le chaînon manquant dans la théorie des particules élémentaires. La quête du boson de Higgs -du nom Peter Higgs, un physicien britannique qui avait postulé son existence par déduction en 1964- touche à sa fi...
How secrecy in medical research harms our health NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
By David Hammerstein, Senior Advisor on intellectual property for the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue in Brussels. Medical research data remain shrouded in secrecy. As a result the data is distorted and misrepresented by pharmaceutical companies laun...
Un gioco da ragazze NEW
Gli Euros 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Una campagna dell'UE per fare della scienza e dell'innovazione «un gioco da ragazze», 21.6.12: l'Unione europea dovrà trovare fino a un milione di ricercatori in più entro il 2020. La Commissione europea ha avviato una campagna per fare in modo c...
Défi de la citoyenneté : "Socialiser l'innovation : un pari pour demain" NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 17 Minutes ago
Le groupe 3 « Citoyenneté de la science et de l’innovation » est l’un des quatre groupes « défis » mis en place dans le cadre de l’opération FUTURIS menée en France en 2003. Son mandat indique en particulier que ses travaux : «...
Opening up medical research data for our health NEW
IP Policy Committee blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
“They swallowed our story, hook, line and sinker”, wrote in an e-mail the research and development director of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer after having successfully presented the new arthritis drug Celebrex, concealing the secondary effects...
"Albert Einstein's famous 1905 paper on relativity was not peer reviewed" NEW
The New Nostradamus of the North 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 12 Hours ago
Australian palaeoclimatologist and - climate realist - Bob Carter explains why the "gold standard" of peer reviewed climate science is not what people like R.K. Pachauri pretend it is: Peer review is a technique of quality control...
Launching Migration Centre NEW
Cecilia Malmström 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
After many cold days with rain in Brussels, I was welcomed by the sun in Florence today. It is unfortunately not yet time for vacation, but the launching of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute (MPC in Eurocrat language),...
Invigning av migrationsforskning NEW
Cecilia Malmström Mitt Europa 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Efter många dagar kyla och regn  i Bryssel, mötte jag solen och värmen i Florens  idag. Det är tyvärr inte dags för semester än, utan det var invigning av Migrationsforskningscentret vid European University Institute (Migration Policy Center...
The European Innovation Partnership on Water NEW
Taking stock on water issues in the EU 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
In 2010, the EU 2020 flagship initiative for an Innovation (link) proposed the launch of a number of potential European Innovation Partnership as a mean to bring together actors and resources around common targets in order to address major societal c...
Krone: EU erforscht Pralinen um 2,7 Mio. Euro NEW
Martin Ehrenhauser (MEP) 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 23 Minutes ago
Ein in Zeiten von Sparpaketen, Wirtschaftskrise und Euro-Kollaps wohl höchst umstrittenes Unterfangen: Um 2,7 Mio. Euro unterstützt die EU ein Projekt zur Erforschung von Schoko-Pralinen. “Das Pralinen-Projekt findet im Rahmen… mehr...
Innovation within tradition: a plan for Europe NEW
Dating 4 Good 2 Years, 1 Month, 9 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
What’s the place of values in the innovation strategy of the European Union? Reading the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative you won’t find an answer except for the usual mantra: “We need more growth, more jobs and to keep an eye on sustai...
Book Review: Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 12 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Catherine Hezser finds that John A. Hall’s biography of one of the most prominent social anthropologists of our time provides fascinating reading on issues and debates which are still of utmost importance.   Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual B...
Eurokrisen og de usynlige statsviterne NEW
Europabloggen.no 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Eurokrisen er en kompleks sak som har både politiske og økonomiske aspekter. Mediene har et stadig behov for ekspertkilder som hjelper med å fortolke, kommentere og sette nye hendelser i perspektiv. Siden krisen startet for over to år siden er de...
Call for Papers: The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy NEW
ECMI InfoChannel 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 28 Minutes ago
ECMI and partners call upon interested scholars to participate in a multidisciplinary conference on the challenges of Non-Territorial Autonomy in a world of nation-states. Continue reading →...
L'Europa è a Pisa il 15 giugno! NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Il nome del convegno è "Europa in città - Europa della conoscenza: ricerca, innovazione e tecnologia per la nostra crescita", e sarà moderato da Pierdomenico Perata, Prorettore e professore ordinario di Fisiologia vegetale della Sant'Anna stessa.
Les think tanks français en quête de légitimité dans la vie politique, par Julian Schorpp (Euractiv.fr) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Ces groupes de réflexion peuvent être des boîtes à idées utiles. Malgré leur essor en France ces dix dernières année, ils sont souvent mal financés et font face à une classe politique méfiante. Les Français n'aiment pas les anglic...
More thoughts on the European Innovation Partnership for Agriculture - by Alan Matthews NEW
CAP Health Check 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 1 Hour, 51 Minutes ago
The slowdown in total factor productivity growth in agriculture needs to be reversed, but there continues to be a lack of clarity about the Commission’s proposals and what they will mean in practice.
Blogs on European affairs are written by insiders. There is a need for these EU specialists and academics to bring their debates to the digital public. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 2 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
What is the state of the blogosphere in Europe? Ronny Patz is an editor at Bloggingportal.eu, which aggregates the content of 904 blogs on European affairs. He argues that most blogs are written by insiders in the EU bubble and … Continue readi...
Innovation is the Key to European Prosperity NEW
Blogactiv 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Europe’s prosperity is at risk! European companies, small or big, are falling behind their American, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Canadian and Australian competitors in terms of the innovation. They are less creative and slower to adapt to ever n...
Horizon 2020, la ricerca che stimola l'economia NEW
Gli Euros 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Horizon 2020 è il nuovo pacchetto di misure presentato dalla Commissione europea per rilanciare la crescita, l'innovazione e la competitività dell'Europa. Il piano, che prevede uno stanziamento di 80 miliardi di euro, sarà valido per il periodo 20...
"Open Science And The Econoblogosphere" by Paul Krugman NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Interesting article in the Times about the push for “open science”, bypassing the traditional structure of refereed journals in favor of a sort of fluid, self-policing online community. I can’t and...
Leadership Consulting: Stances on Scholarship NEW
The Worden Report 2 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
As the field of leadership consulting continues to proliferate, fringe-elements have developed that risk taking down the credibility of the field itself as well as its more solid practitioners. In this essay, my objective is to make those practitione...
L'Ue tende la mano alle PMI NEW
L'Europa@TorVergata 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Il 30 novembre scorso il commissario europeo per la Ricerca, l'innovazione e la scienza, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, ha presentato un programma che prevede misure dal valore complessivo di 80 miliardi di euro, volte a stimolare la ricerca, l'innovazione...
International consortium of NGOs calls for coordinated action on geoengineering research NEW
3E Intelligence 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
"Nations, NGOs and individuals must engage in a wide-ranging dialogue to explore both the potential risks and benefits of solar geoengineering and establish effective governance arrangements for research, according to a new report …" Th...
The hour of the amateur scientist – FTL neutrinos part 2 NEW
Euroscientist Blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
So. There have been lots of responses to my last article on the faster than light neutrinos. Some readers have asked me to explain to them the consequences of the measurement being correct. Others have been interested to hear more about the changing...
Ryan Anderson interviews Jason Baird Jackson on anthropology and open access…and an anthropology roundup…. NEW
Erkan's field diary 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
Anthropology & Open Access: An Interview with Jason Baird Jackson (Part 1 of 3) from Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Ryan During the last few weeks I had the chance to conduct an email based interview with Jaso...
Les imposteurs de la science NEW
Le Blogueur (arte) 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Ils ont révolutionné la science, porté les espoirs de nombreux patients, et repoussé les limites du possible grâce à des découvertes qui se sont avérées infondées, exagérées, voir imaginées de toutes pièces. Qui sont ces drôles de d...
Preparations for the first year review NEW
Sailors Inn 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
The European Commission continuously reviews the progress of all EC-funded research projects. As SAIL is one of these projects we are of course also reviewed regularly. Tomorrow is the day for the formal review of the first twelve months of the SA...
Academic blogging and Google’s new search algorithm NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
We academics blog to keep our nose in the winds of reality, to make our research or the works of our colleagues visible to the real world. We blog to make academic thoughts accessible for those who are not into meticulous theoretical and methodologic...
How EU science chief helps Israel's war industry NEW
David Cronin - Campaigning Journalist 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Ensconced in Brussels, the only controversy Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has been embroiled in over the past few years related to her bloated income. While she has displayed remarkable chutzpah in seeking to draw down both a European commissioner’s salar...
2eme Forum des Think Tanks (Paris -19 novembre 2011) NEW
Regards citoyens 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
    Lieu du colloque :...
The last one left standing NEW
Common Agricultural Policy 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Last week East Malling Research kindly invited me to give the annual Amos Memorial Lecture at the research station. My theme was 'Food: Safe, Sustainable, Sufficient?' They videoed the lecture so I will post a link if it becomes available, not that...
EU2020: Innovation Union evaluates RDI in Denmark NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Innovation Union (with key documents), which was launched a year ago, is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The web pages are excellent. You can follow @innovationunion on Tw...
EU2020: Research and development quality in Denmark NEW
Grahnlaw 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
In the blog post EU2020: Denmark aims for high employment we saw that a high employment rate (75 per cent) is a headline target of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, but new reform efforts are needed to put the Euro...
Our video guest: Dominique Ristori, Joint Research Centre NEW
CTA Brussels Weblog 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 28 Minutes ago
Dominique Ristori is the general director of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. In our interview, he speaks about the food security conference organised by the JRC and about the value of research and science in food security.
The Annual Activity Reports of the European Commission NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 10 Months, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
From time to time you stumble over interesting types of documents of the EU institutions, such as the European Parliament Library Briefings. One thing I’ve come across these days are the “Annual Activity Reports” of the different di...
Jornada Connect-EU (21 de setembre 2011 al World Trade Center de Barcelona). NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 10 Months, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
JORNADA CONNECT – UE ACC1Ó i AGAUR organitzen la Jornada Connect-EU que aglutina tota la informació sobre els mecanismes de participació en el 7è Programa Marc d’R+D a Europa. A qui s’adreça? La jornada s’adreça a les empres...
Agreement will catalyse life sciences infrastracture NEW
Euroscientist Blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
This week,  ELIXIR has taken a step closer to becomingthe central research infrastructure for life-science information in Europe.  Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom plus the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL...
#UACES2011 in Cambridge: A look at some interesting EU research NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
I must say that I very much enjoyed the UACES conference in Cambridge last week, especially some of the finished and ongoing research I was able to witness. Listening to the presentations, discussions and interventions, I’d say some of the peop...
Re-nace el ERA (Europen Research Area) en la UE NEW
Tractatus (i)Logicus 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Una de las cuestiones que la Estrategia 2020 de la Unión Europea marca como prioritarias para esta década, son las medidas destinadas a apoyar y encauzar las políticas de I+D+i de los estados y en especial de las empresas, con … Continue rea...
Tell us about your research? Sara Benedí talks to Elise Rietveld NEW
Ideas on Europe 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Sarah Benedí, University of Zaragoza, introduces her PhD research on the effectiveness of non-discrimination directives.