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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2021 - Insights for EU policy debates

How have science, technology and innovation national systems responded to the COVID19 pandemic?

Building on the findings from the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2021, the event will discuss the critical role that research and innovation have played in tackling the COVID-19 crisis, from improving our understanding of the disease to the rapid development of vaccines.

What future for European Robotics?

Given the importance of robotics for EU economic growth and recovery, this science for policy conference, organised by the Joint Research Centre, provides a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centred analysis of the state of this technology.

It covers the technical, economic and social angles, and aims at identifying the main policy challenges to be addressed in the short and in the long run in the light of the covid-19 crisis.

15th European Nuclear Energy Forum

The European Commission is organising, together with Slovakia as hosting country, the 15th European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) in Bratislava.

The forum will be an occasion for broad discussion among all stakeholders on the opportunities and risks of nuclear energy. The topics will be chosen in a way to allow discussions linked to the energy challenges faced by the EU Member States.

All atlantic ocean research forum

The event, hosted by the Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will digitally bring together ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics, civil society and many inspirational speakers!

Citizens’ Energy Forum 2020

The Citizens' Energy Forum was established in 2008, and meets annually to explore consumers' perspective and role in the EU energy market towards achieving the clean energy transition. It directly feeds into the work of the European Commission in the energy and consumer policy areas. As last year, the event is being organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator.

European Citizens’ Initiative Week

In January 2020, the new rules on the European citizens’ initiative started to apply, making it easier for EU citizens to call upon the European Commission to propose legislation in areas that matter to them and where the Union has the power to act. Since the beginning of the year, the Commission has received two initiatives that successfully gathered the support of over 1 million EU citizens, while others are still collecting and expected to be submitted soon.

EU GReen Week

EU Green Week 2020 is now scheduled for 19-22 October 2020, on the theme of nature and biodiversity. After the adoption of a new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 in May, Green Week will highlight the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth.