This paper considers the structural changes to food production, transport, manufacturing and consumption that Brexit will bring about in the UK. It discusses the potential for reformulating food policy.
The ‘Smart specialization’ (SS) project of the European Union is both an innovative project and an ongoing experiment on industrial and innovation policy, probably the biggest such experiment globally. This approach makes it possible to rediscover mechanisms that have been extremely successful creating wealth in...
This explainer provides an overview of the circular economy concept, what it looks like and why it’s being talked about. It also discusses recent research and developments in the circular economy space, and some of the challenges that may arise in its implementation.
In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda, seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape international efforts to promote a sustainable, peaceful and equitable world by 2030. Each Goal is accompanied by a set of more specific targets with indicators to measure...
The EU building sector needs to develop and deploy more innovative solutions in order to enhance the building stock’s energy efficiency and help meet energy and climate policy targets. The European Union is therefore supporting projects that address design and construction processes as well as...
The European Parliament's record of taking a tough stance on human rights conditionality in past trade negotiations is mixed, argue the authors of this article.
While Theresa May pledged that “the days of sending vast sums of money to the EU” are over, the UK is still very much under the illusion that the days of receiving large amounts of EU money in specific sectors are not. Hopes of an...
The White Paper on Common Standards comprises desk research and identifies key operational and technical aspects to be addressed by digital research infrastructures and service providers. It particularly sketches the landscape of Open Science in Europe, focusing on the policy framework and the institutional initiatives...
Scholarly publication is indisputably boosted by the use of the English language. However, the need to publish in English in order to get visibility and recognition represents an impoverishment of certain research fields, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities.
This paper analyses the pros and cons of different models, and concludes with some suggestions for ways of bringing greater stability and sustainability to Open Access publishing models.
OPERAS as an infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication will provide a catalogue of services to the academic community. Despite their diversity, the services should follow common rules and principles to establish a common framework where they can be included and managed. The principles concern governance,...
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world.
As part of Eurofound’s research activities on ‘work and employment in the digital age’, and more specifically its research strand related to platforms, this paper aims to provide a review of relevant literature on platform work, notably as regards the different emerging types of platform...
The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect as of May 25, 2018, and is likely to have a significant impact on the way libraries around the globe manage personal data.
This review presents a description and analysis of literature regarding Smart Specialisation (S3) in Europe, as well as making observations about its application in other parts of the world, including Australia. It is one of the ‘foundation’ documents prepared to inform the commencement of the...
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises the standard required of researchers handling personal data. For researchers, it is still essential to be aware of and follow the best practices in their field or discipline. In addition, researchers now need to also identify the appropriate legal...
A small environmental organization has taken on Germany’s powerful auto industry in court and has begun winning limited bans on heavily polluting diesel vehicles. Some analysts say this may be the beginning of the end for diesel automobiles in Germany and the European Union.
How the EU responds to the Trump administration will be the hallmark of how it sees its role in the world, and how successful it will be in promoting its worldview.
This report compares Australia's pecuniary sanctions regime for competition law infringements to that of a number of other major OECD jurisdictions.