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Personalised Medicine (PM - sometimes also termed as precision or stratified medicine) refers to the grouping of patients based on risk of disease, or response to therapy, using advanced diagnostic tests or techniques. The briefing gives an account of the initiatives taken at the EU to foster the advancement of this approach into daily practice.

EU Industrial Policy

Briefing 14-11-2017

This briefing summarizes the main features of the EU industral policy based on the solutions currently envisaged by the EU Commission.

The digitalisation of manufacturing industry, i.e. employing in depth digital technologies for the performance of good production raises additional cybersecurity questions. Currently EU cybersecurity policies are mainly targeting network security and large infrastructures of public interest, with little emphasis on the needs of a digitised industry. Still, recent policy developments do provide framework of possibly covering these needs.

EuroScience (ES) is an association established in Europe in 1997 with headquarters in Strasbourg (France). It was created based on the model of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). A non-profit grassroots organisation Euroscience was from the outset an association of individuals open to research professionals, teachers, students, science administrators, policy-makers, etc. and generally to any citizen with vested interested in science, technology or humanities and their ...

This compilation of briefings presents the most salient points and essential commitments made by the commissioners-designate during the hearings held in September/October 2014 before the parliamentary committees. These commitments concern the main on-going legislative procedures, the preparation of future legislative proposals as well as the scrutiny of the implementation of existing legislation. They also touch upon the crucial issue of inter-institutional cooperation.

In his answers to the questionnaire and during the hearing on 1 October 2014 before the Committee for Culture and Education, commissioner-designate Tibor Navracsics made a number of commitments. Commitments relevant to the Committee on Culture are presented in this document.

In his answers to the questionnaire and during the hearing on 29 September 2014 before the Committee in Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on Culture and Education, commissioner-designate Günther Oettinger made a number of commitments.

Multilingualism and language learning is an important policy area fostered by the European Union. One tool used in order to assess learners’ performance in language learning is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The CEFR was developed by the Council of Europe to provide unity in educational and cultural matters among its member states with regard to foreign language learning. After a pilot scheme involving extensive field consultation, the framework was officially published ...

Connected TV is an internet-enabled TV which for the first time connects linear and non-linear media services in one device. In connected TV the boundaries between online and TV disappear, giving rise to the question of whether the existing regulations are prepared for this. In fact, the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive regulating the linear signals is quite strict, but regulations drafted for non-linear services are not adapted to the present and future situation. The big question remains ...