European Parliament in support of Research and Innovation

By Walter van Doninck. Published on 24 November 2016 in:
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In its plenary session of October 26th 2016 at Strasbourg, the European Parliament (EP) expressed its position with respect to the Draft Budget for the European Union for 2017.  The EP reiterates its commitment to research and growth supported by appropriate funding.

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Hommage to José Mariano Gago – Science and Europe

By Christophe Rossel. Published on 28 July 2016 in:
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On June 29, a conference in honour of the life and legacy of the late José Mariano Gago (1948-2015) took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was organised by Ciência Viva ( At this occasion government leaders, policy makers, international experts and friends came together to highlight José Mariano’s achievements and their impact on shaping science policy and moving Europe towards a knowledge-based society. JM Gago was a remarkable experimental high-energy physicist, science educator, and one of the most influential European science policy makers in the last couple of decades. Professor of Physics at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, he acted for many years as Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal. JM Gago was also a fervent supporter of the European Physical Society (EPS).

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Measuring scientific performance for improved policy making

By Bénédicte Huchet. Published on 28 April 2014 in:
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In recent decades, developments in European research policy making have led to an enhancement of the role and function of evaluation to cope with the growing globalisation of research and the need to ensure effective research systems at the national level and in the European Research Area. These developments have led to a need for a more integrated way to understand research performance as well as its efficiency and effects, combined with a growing need for a European view.
In April 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service published the results of a study that analyses…

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Second European Gender Summit

By Ian Randall. Published on 28 August 2012 in:
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The Second European Gender Summit is being held at the European Parliament, in Brussels on 29-30 November this year. The summit – which will bring together around 400 participants and 30 top-level international speakers – will provide an arena for the discussion of how gender is viewed in the culture of research and innovation, what potential changes could be made in this field and to begin consultation for the creation of a Joint Gender Quality Standard…

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