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Participatory and direct democracy in the European Union

Highlights from the 8th parliamentary term : participatory and direct democracy in the European Union

In recent years, the increasing citizens' distrust and disaffection towards representative institutions, coupled with the worrisome falling electoral turnout trend in many EU Member States, appear to signal a major crisis of the representation system as a whole.

The challenges of Precision Agriculture in Europe

Highlights from the 8th parliamentary term : the challenges of Precision Agriculture in Europe

The STOA foresight study on 'Precision Agriculture and the future of farming in Europe’ provided input for the European Parliament's activities of in the area of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).

Does artificial intelligence threaten human rights

Highlights from the 8th parliamentary term : does artificial intelligence threaten human rights ?

Asking "Is artificial intelligence a human rights issue?", the workshop co-organised by STOA with the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 20 March 2019, gathered academic experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), practitioners and representatives of international organisations to share their perspectives on exactly how artificial intelligence (AI) affects the protection ...

Europe to take up brain disorders challenge

Highlights from the 8th parliamentary term : Europe to take up brain disorders challenge

Brain illness is far more common than is generally perceived and has serious effects on the lives of many people, in terms of limitations on activity and restrictions on participation.

Do we need an ethical charter or European agency for AI ?

Highlights from the 8th parliamentary term : Do we need an ethical charter or European agency for AI ?

AI and robotics are seeping further and further into our lives. Although they are convenient, these new technologies also raise a number of legal and ethical questions.

ESMH : Science and Practice of Virality on Social Media

ESMH : Science and Practice of Virality on Social Media

What drives virality on social media platforms? And how the European message can be conveyed more effectively?

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ESMH : Tackling misinformation in science

How scientists, policymakers and journalists could work better together in order to tackle misinformation and provide evidence-based information for people?

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