Q&A: ‘People have to be at the centre of the energy transformation’

In June 2021, the EU’s Group of chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) published the Scientific Opinion entitled “A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe”, arguing that the clean energy transition in the European Green Deal must keep people at its centre. In light of tomorrow’s RePowerEU announcement that is critical to the future of … Read more

Changing the conversation about science through citizen communicators

Initiatives to help citizen science projects communicate about their results are paving the way for ordinary people to take the lead as effective and trustworthy science communicators.    While citizen science is blossoming, partly as a result of social media, so too are the channels we use to communicate. In response, we sometimes create a filter … Read more

Knowledge valorisation puts research results to work for a greener, fairer society We look at some successful approaches used to bring top quality research from the lab into business, society and our homes. © tadamichi, Shutterstock While knowledge itself is good, it’s even better when it’s applied to help solve the big challenges facing our … Read more

Europe is finding its hidden treasures to build its green, digital and climate-neutral economy

Researchers are finding ways to ensure we have a sufficient supply of the raw materials needed to make everything from laptops to satellites. We look at the high-tech geomodels that could lead Europe into a more secure and independent future.   Our lives would be dramatically different without secure access to raw materials. For example, … Read more