An existing literature agrees that drug innovation has a significant average effect on extending longevity and improving quality of life. Recognizing the life-saving benefits from the development of new drugs, one of the key decisions faced by the authorities is how to bolster pharmaceutical innovation, and how to bear in mind the potential effects on drug innovation of policies that affect market size, such as policies towards intellectual property rights, procurement mechanisms and competition policy.
Open and connected learning
While the digital revolution has led to an increase in educational resources via the Internet, European education systems are still unable to integrate ICT in their mainstream practices.
A Commission initiative titled ‘Opening up Education’ aims at enhancing education and skills development through new technologies.
- How can a coherent infrastructure and use of ICT in schools be achieved across Member States?
- What are the main reasons for not fully exploiting new digital resources such as ‘Open Educational Resources’ or ‘Massive Open Online Courses’? How can these initiatives impact European innovation?
- What role does industry play in integrating digital technologies in education and training?
- What are the steps the EU should take to modernize learning, teaching and assessment practices through digital technologies?
Invited contributors include:
- Ana Carla PEREIRA, Head of Unit - Skills and qualifications strategies; Multilingualism policy, DG EAC
- Doris PACK, MEP
- Marco MARSELLA, Deputy HoU Inclusion, Skills and Youth, DG CNECT
- Danny ARATI, Education Manager Europe, Intel Corporation
- Andrea KÁRPÁTI, UNESCO Chairholder for Multimedia in Education, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Hungary
Frédéric Simon, Editor, EurActiv.com
More details about this event can be found in the attached event programme.
Knowledge4Innovation will be organising the 4th European Innovation Summit from 9 to 10 October 2012 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
COST will be a partner of the fourth European Innovation Summit to be held at the European Parliament in Brussels under the motto 'Building bridges – Creating Synergies'.
SMEs are the backbone of the European economy. Of the approximately 20 million SMEs in Europe, one third is active in the field of commerce.
Monday 5 November 2012 (day 1)
15:00-16:30: European Parliament Briefing (optional): Enterprise Forum members will have the opportunity to attend a briefing on how the European Parliament works. Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Rue Wiertz, B-1047 Brussels
Securing Europe‘s Raw Material Supply in the Context of Resource Efficiency and EU Industry Policy
There is no energy- and resource efficiency, no climate protection, no future technologies for our modern
world without the use of non-ferrous metals.
UEAPME and ACCA invite you to
Unleashing entrepreneurial potential in Europe
22 January 2013
UEAPME conference room , rue Jacques de Lalaing , 4, 1040 Brussels
Dinner Debate: How Can Networking in Science and Technology Help SMEs Meet the Innovation Union Goals?
Venue: European Parliament
Date: 29 January 2013 19:30-22:00
Brussels hosts more than 100.000 persons working in EU affairs. Less than 50% are based in the EU institutions, the other 50.000 persons have a job in industry federations, consultancies, media, corporate, nonprofit organizations, think tanks or region and city representations.
Bulgarian investment forum
Wed, 20 March, 15:30
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rue Gineste 3, B-1210, Brussels
‘Restarting the SME credit market in Europe:
what role for securitisation and the capital markets?’’
Hosted by Othmar Karas, MEP
On April 10th, educators, policy makers and industry leaders will gather to discuss how to empower youth and close the skills gap to boost competitiveness and innovation across Europe.