Artificial Intelligence: A European Perspective

There is strong global competition on AI among the US, China, and Europe. The US leads for now but China is catching up fast and aims to lead by 2030. For the EU, it is not so much a question of winning or losing a race but of finding the way of embracing the opportunities offered by AI in a way that is human-centred, ethical, secure, and true to our core values. — Read on ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/artificial-intelligence-european-perspective

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Update: EU Steering Group on Health

The Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases held its first formal meeting in Luxembourg this week. Its aim is to support EU countries reach SDGs health targets Read on: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/sante/newsletter-specific-archive-issue.cfm?archtype=specific&newsletter_service_id=327&newsletter_issue_id=11561&page=1&fullDate=Sat%2011%20Aug%202018&lang=default

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The Top Ten Mistakes PATIENTS MAKE IN CROSS-BORDER HEALTHCARE

Are you seeking consultation with a physician abroad? Do you wish to obtain surgery in a foreign hospital? Are you planning to travel cross-border in order to receive specialised treatment? Then this new information on your rights to treatment abroad under EU law is for you very important. Read on: ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/cross_border_care/docs/2018_10mistakes_en.pdf

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ERC Talks European Commision: LIVE

ERC Talks of the European Commission coud answer questions as: Are you ready to socialise with robots? Will democracy survive the rise of Artificial Intelligence? What impact will AI have on your job? Join our live debate with @ERC_Research grantees & ask your questions! #ERCTalks LIVE TRANSLATION: www.pscp.tv/w/bqMCrnR3LTMwNjYwOTk4NHwxeXBLZFlxQlBkZEdXpE-bwA2kARTcw2q3O7Qedoh71y5XlS0Yo0YtNNOAhV4=

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“Made in the EU” Smart Specialisation inspires the world – Regional Policy – European Commission

"Made in the EU" Smart Specialisation inspires the world. The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following. Smart Specialisation is increasingly gaining traction as a model for decentralised and innovation-led territorial development policies in several countries and regions around the world.Regional Policy newsroom - information on the latest news, events, press releases, policy, funding and consultations — Read on: ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/news/2018/09/26-09-2018-made-in-the-eu-smart-specialisation-inspires-the-world

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Funding for research and innovation in Europe

The overall funding for research and innovation in Europe needs to be increased. Therefore an adequate ring-fenced budget should be provided for Horizon Europe, the next EU Framework Programme (2021- 2027). In Factsheet on the Need to Increase Funding for Research and Innovation (September 2018) Science Europe illustrates some of the reasons why. Read on: https://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Horizon-Europe-Factsheet-Funding.pdf

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European Structural and Investment Funds for health

Very productive workshop ‘Research and Innovation in health’ of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), June 20-21, 2018 Breda, the Netherlands. The purpose of this workshop was to foster knowledge and experience exchange on the challenges facing research and innovation in health and the life sciences and the role the ESI Funds can play in managing these challenges. Read on: http://esifundsforhealth.eu/  

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