Tackling antimicrobial resistance from science to policy

Tackling antimicrobial resistance: from science to policy

Antimicrobial resistance, whereby antibiotics are no longer effective against bacteria or other microorganisms, is a growing problem. Every year, 33,000 people in the EU die from infectious diseases that cannot be treated with available medication. The European Parliament's Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) has been discussing ways to fight a phenomenon ...

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Interview with Dr John Cryan: ‘The guts to change neuroscience’

"Understanding how our brain is constantly receiving signals through our gut, as well as the microbiome living there, is of great importance for all aspects of our physiology", says Irish neuroscientist Professor John Cryan. John Cryan is the principal investigator in the APC Microbiome Ireland research institute and a member of the Federation of European ...

Humanities in the digital age: Securing innovation and empowering democracy

Humanities in the digital age: Securing innovation and empowering democracy

What do video games and social sciences have in common? What about art and computational analysis? At first glance, not much. But crossing digital technologies with the study of humanities has become a field of research. At its latest event, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) explored the opportunities ...

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Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa: Nowadays crises are complex, spread quickly and come in cascades

Interview with the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Advisor Prof. Maarja Kruusmaa of Tallinn University (Estonia), about lessons and challenges for future strategic crisis management. For years, the EU has been rushing from crisis to crisis. The European Commission has asked the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (GCSA) to write a scientific ...

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Weiss and Rendtorff: ‘Academic freedom is under threat, and common European action is needed’

Throughout the 20th century, freedom of thought and freedom of speech at Europe’s universities stood as a bulwark in the struggle between totalitarianism and liberal democracy. With the emergence of populism and a society on digital steroids, it’s now more important than ever to strengthen freedom at European universities. Opinion article by Member of the ...

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Are children skilled enough for the digital world?

Digital technologies are part of modern, daily life. Not just for adults but also for children. Do they have the necessary skills to master them, though?

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PERITIA: Research Insights for European Policymaking

Closing Conference The PERITIA project will conclude with a final event at the European Parliament Info Hub in Brussels on 4–5 May 2023, with a focus on ‘Research Insights for European Policymaking‘. Co-hosted by the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) and the European Science Media Hub, experts on trust ...

Towards a European climate label?

Towards a European climate label?

Climate labels on consumer products provide information so people can compare their impact on global warming. The idea is to help consumers to shop more sustainably. But for various reasons, existing climate labels have had a limited effect on consumer behaviour. Some believe that a pan-European label might prove more effective. At its recent event, ...