State of play EU Defence Fund: EP plenary vote on Wednesday 12

mardi 11 décembre 2018

Sciences Citoyennes est co-signataire de cette lettre ouverte aux parlementaires européens

Dear Member of the European Parliament,

on Wednesday 12 December, you will make a decisive vote on the proposal for a European Defence Fund to dedicate €13 billion for research and development projects in military technologies during the next multi-financial framework.

44 non-profit organisations across Europe have recently alerted about the risks the current proposal entails, regarding the diversion of funds from civilian priorities and the over-influence of the arms industry, as well as the possible contribution to the development of killer-robots and the future exports of EU-funded goods.

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Citizen Conventions are needed to define European research.

vendredi 12 janvier 2018

Europe’s next budget for research-funding could reach €120-billion for the coming seven years. The European Parliament will vote in 2019 on its allocation in the next Research Framework Programme (FP9). Once again, most of that money will be granted to multinational companies, unless…

Sciences Citoyennes and Global Health Advocates, supported by a coalition of European non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have succeeded in convincing of the need for revitalisation of European democracy. The goal can only be achieved through the political engagement of citizens. Lire le reste de cet article »

Scientists and Civil Society Must Move Together toward a New Science

mercredi 18 mai 2016

Article proposed and written by an advisory board member of Sciences Citoyennes, Christian Vélot1,2,3,4* , about democracy in science and public engagement, illustrated by a concrete example of participatory research. This is an open-access article, originally published here : Lire le reste de cet article »

Conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority : Enough is enough!

vendredi 4 mars 2016

Civil society groups ask the European Parliament’s Budget control committee to postpone EFSA’s budget discharge, as long as it fails to enact a serious independence policy on regulated commercial interests. Our demand is also to provide an additional budget for EFSA to pay independent experts and develop in-house research.  Lire le reste de cet article »

A Manifesto For a Responsible Scientific Research

lundi 25 janvier 2016

As a result of a collective work, here is our Manifesto for a Responsible Scientific Research. Fondation Sciences Citoyennes purpose is to encourage debates concerning the scientific research aims and the means to implement individual and collective accountability in this field. Lire le reste de cet article »