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People in an emergency situation [What Europe does for you]

With European elections coming up in May 2019, you probably want to know how the European Union impacts your daily life, before you think about voting. In the latest in a series of posts on what Europe does for you, your family, your business and your wellbeing, we look at what Europe does for people in an emergency situation. Continue reading

Health literacy puts healthcare in your hands

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Sara Cagol On 1 July the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel welcomed a wide audience to a workshop on ‘Health literacy in Europe’. The event featured the presence of Paul Rübig, STOA Chair, who opened and chaired the event, and MEP Karin Kadenbach, who had proposed the event … Continue reading

The silver economy: Opportunities from ageing

Written by David Eatock The ‘silver economy’ covers a host of different but interlinked strands; together these can improve the quality of life and inclusion in society and involvement in economic activity of the ageing population through developing innovative policies, products and services to meet their needs, bringing more growth and jobs. The concept has … Continue reading

Assistive technologies: enabling humans or disabling societies?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache   On 23 June 2015 the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) hosted a workshop on assistive technologies entitled ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?‘ The workshop’s Chair, MEP Ádám Kósa, who requested the Scientific Foresight project on assistive technologies, opened the discussion with a specially … Continue reading

Health literacy and the role of technology in Europe

Workshop hashtag: #eHealthSTOA WebStreaming STOA website & registration Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Sara Cagol Developments in science and technology give access to much health-related information we could not have imagined a few years ago – but are we sufficiently health-literate to take responsibility for our own health, as well as that of our family and community? … Continue reading

Assistive technologies to support people with disabilities

Written by Nicole Scholz ‘Disability’ is complex and multi-dimensional. It denotes impairments, limitations on activity and restrictions on participation – a combination of medical and contextual factors. People with disabilities are a diverse group. Some are born with a disabling condition, others acquire a disability through injury or a chronic disease, yet others develop a … Continue reading

eHealth – Technology for health

Written by Nicole Scholz ‘eHealth’ is a recently-coined term for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in health, and refers to an interdisciplinary field with multiple uses. It aims to improve the quality of healthcare and make health systems more efficient and effective. For patients, eHealth has the potential to bring them improved … Continue reading

STOA: providing scientific advice to the European Parliament

STOA is the Science and Technology Options Assessment body, established in 1987 and now part of the European Parliament Research Services Directorate General. STOA provides Members and Committees of the European Parliament with independent, science-based evidence for policy making. It carries out projects to assess the impact of introducing or promoting new technologies and the … Continue reading

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