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Mountaineers [What Europe does for you]

The European mountains offer breath¬taking natural landscapes that attract many visitors and are home to a wide range of plants and animals. Continue reading

What if I had to put my safety in the hands of a robot? [Science and Technology Podcast]

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, Will intelligent robots bring us benefits in relation to security and safety, or will the vulnerabilities within these systems mean that they cause more problems than they solve? Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are currently found in a wide range of services and applications, and their numbers are rapidly … Continue reading

Will autonomous machines make us safer?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel with Sarah McCormack, A study on the ‘Ethics of Cyber Physical Systems’ has recently been published by the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel. This blog post was prepared using information from a technical briefing paper written for the study by Professor Michael Henshaw (Loughborough University, United Kingdom) and … Continue reading

Mass Surveillance of IT users?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic What are the risks and opportunities for European information society? Context After the strong accusations by Edward Snowden in 2013 concerning the illicit use of mass surveillance by the US government and its partners worldwide; the LIBE committee launched an enquiry. The final report confirmed that, according to all publicly available evidence … Continue reading

Internal Security Strategy: open and safe Europe

Written by Martina Prpic 6 language versions available in PDF format Strategie der inneren Sicherheit: Für ein offenes und sicheres Europa La Estrategia de Seguridad Interior: una Europa abierta y segura Stratégie de sécurité intérieure: une Europe ouverte et sûre Strategia di sicurezza interna: un’Europa aperta e sicura Strategia bezpieczeństwa wewnętrznego otwarta i bezpieczna Europa … Continue reading

Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package

The Ex-Ante Impact Assessment unit of EPRS has recently produced, at the request of the IMCO Committee, two papers in relation to the ‘Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package’, which was adopted by the European Commission in February 2013. A ‘health check’ on the Commission’s Impact Assessment This detailed appraisal analyses two aspects of the … Continue reading

Safety and health at work: 2007-2012 EU strategy evaluated

On 31 May 2013, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a 2013-2020 strategy on safety and health at work. At the same time, the results of the evaluation of the 2007-2012 strategy were published. They suggest that a post-2012 framework is clearly needed, as all EU Member States face similar challenges. Outcome of … Continue reading

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