News from Brussels - Synopsis September 2019
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September 2019 – 2019/09
Education, Research & Innovation take centre stage
SEEN FROM BRUSSELS
Education, Research & Innovation take centre stage
30 September 2019

About a dozen of the proposed members of the von der Leyen College of Commissioners will oversee a portfolio related to education, research and innovation.

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RESEARCH
cOAlition S secures important support for Plan S
29 August 2019

Plan S is growing with the WHO recently joining, and has appointed Johan Rooryck as a new champion to succeed Robert-Jan Smits.

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ERC starting grants: 408 young researchers awarded
03 September 2019

The ERC awarded 408 early career researchers with its prestigious starting grants. Among them 31 scientists hosted at Swiss institutions.

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Post-Brexit: UK universities face uncertainties
11 September 2019

Approaching Brexit prompts UK elite universities to take a stand on potential difficulties with EU academics retention and recruitment.

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The challenge to regulate AI in an ethical way
19 September 2019

The discussion on ethical AI is focussing on regulation. A briefing by the EP Think Tank and a study by ETH Zurich highlight challenges and priorities.

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INNOVATION
European Industry seek more collaborative research
11 September 2019

A new position paper presents the priorities of European industry in research and innovation: more collaboration, smarter regulation and a skilled workforce.

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EDUCATION
Underachievement in basic skills remains a challenge
26 September 2019

The EC launched the Education & Training Monitor 2019, which shows further progress towards targets and also highlights the need to better support teachers.

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European podium position for student from Lausanne
17 September 2019

Océane Patiny shone with her self-constructed remote controlled cylinder at the 31st EU Contest for Young Scientists in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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INTRA MUROS ...
Science for breakfast at the European Parliament
26 September 2019

A breakfast debate hosted by Michael Bloss MEP gathered scientists, academies and policy makers to discuss how to use scientific evidence for the common good.

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