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A forum to protect academic freedom in the EU

A forum to protect academic freedom in the EU

On 28 November 2022 the European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has launched the ‘EP Forum for Academic Freedom’ during a high-level conference hosted by the Panel for the future of Science and Technology (STOA). Many academics are working in increasingly hostile environments. This STOA initiative will monitor threats to the independence of researchers, scientists and ...

Digital immersive technologies and robotics in education

Digital immersive technologies and robotics in education

Learning with the help of a social robot… Using virtual reality to understand complex concepts… Digital tools for teaching are becoming increasingly common in classrooms and universities around the world, but what are the risks? Concerns range from privacy and data security to questions on ethics and psychological impact on humans. The European Parliament’s Panel ...

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 ...

Concept of online foreign language translation and learning - 3d

Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...

The new European Bauhaus a better future together

The new European Bauhaus: a better future together

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) project was initiated to carry the values of the European Green Deal. It is an interdisciplinary approach in which technology, design, art and science combine forces to build a more sustainable, enriching and inclusive future. Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content ...

‘Storytelling in science’ the ESMH Summer School 2023 in a nutshell

‘Storytelling in science’: the ESMH Summer School 2023 in a nutshell

Hosted from 6-10 June at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) Summer School 2023: ‘Storytelling in science’, provided 60 early-career journalists with the opportunity to participate in discussions on science journalism, Europe’s information ecosystem, and how to connect with different audiences. The event also provided the participants with the opportunity to ...

Coronavirus RNA strand. Medical illustration. 3D rendering

RNA technology already helped thousands of patients

“RNA-based technology can help babies with spinal muscular atrophy reach milestones such as sitting, standing and walking”, says rare disease expert Prof. Annemieke Aartsma-Rus (Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands). This Wednesday 25 January the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology will hold its Annual Lecture on the future of RNA-based ...

splinternets and their challenges for the EU

‘Splinternets’ and their challenges for the EU

The European Union is concerned about so called ‘splinternets’: loss of the united, global and decentralised internet, fragmented into separate non-interoperable and disconnected networks controlled by governments or corporations. Behind the term ‘splinternet’ (a combination of ‘to splinter’ and ‘the internet’) lies an emerging geopolitical reality where certain countries aim to control the internet within ...