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
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 ?
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
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. The cost of these diseases in Europe is similar to the combined costs of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. These disorders are a prominent burden ...
Do we need an ethical charter or European agency for Artificial intelligence ?
Artificial intelligence 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. These are some of the challenges in the focus of the attention of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) of the European Parliament ...
ESMH : Tackling misinformation in science
How scientists, policymakers and journalists could work better together in order to tackle misinformation and provide evidence-based science information for people?