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Live blogging from the Public Voice Coalition – Global Privacy Standards for a Global World – check out the programme here. Held in conjunction with the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Also watch #globalprivacy on twitter or EDRi’s twitter account Marc Rotenberg starts talking about Public Coalition, thanking Katitza Rodriguez for her help… » read more

In our last interview from the Future of Agriculture series, we have to Franz Fischler, former European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, and now Chairman of the Rise Foundation, an organisation that supports rural development. The main focus of his position on the future development of the European agricultural sector is on the… » read more

When I attended the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament with colleagues on Monday to give evidence the question of an EU-wide impact assessment of the 91/414 revisions was again raised. The Commission response was that they had undertaken an impact assessment in 2006. However, this impact assessment is […] Original post… » read more

13-15 October 2008, Strasbourg, France EDRi is a partner of the PrivacyOS project – a thematic network for privacy protection infrastructure within the current European Commission´s ICT Policy Support Programme. The general objectives of PrivacyOS are to create a long-term collaboration in the thematic network and establish collective interfaces with other EU projects. Participants will… » read more

This summer EC is looking to get more ideas on regulation ICT & others: 1. The Commission has opened a consultation by 31 Juy 2008 on Age verification. Cross media rating and classification. Online social networking The purpose of the public consultation is to gather the knowledge and views of all relevant stakeholders (including public… » read more

The BCPC in the UK hosted a food chain forum in June, attended by growers, advisors, retainers, consumer organisations and government representatives. They came together to discuss the impact of EU’s proposed legislation on UK food production, availability and price. Not an uncommon theme right now in the media.The event was described as a “wake-up […]

Here are some more clips from interviews recorded at the scientific workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, last week (see other blog entries below). Dr Ian Denholm, Rothamsted Research, UK, speaks about the need for radical steps to meet the growing demand for food in Europe, and Lise Nistrup from Aarhus Universitet, Denmark, outlines the effects of… » read more

Last night, I attended a press conference following a scientists’ workshop on the impact of the proposed revision of the EU’s pesticide legislation (Directive 91/414). Ian Denholm from the Rothamsted Research institute, presenting the workshop’s conclusions, pleaded to EU legislators to involve scientists in a thorough risk-based assessment of the proposed legislation, which he said… » read more

European Landowners (ELO) joined forces with Syngenta last week (27 March) to host a forum on the future of European agriculture. With a great programme, not surprisingly the event was well attended by a diverse group of stakeholders. I was there too and for the first time with a video camera, trying to capture various… » read more

Our Friday discussion webinars are highly interactive events in small groups, during which expert participants discuss an issue related to sustainable energy. During the session, participants can test arguments and share electronic documents, such as powerpoint presentations, pdf’s, … The events take place in the context of Leonardo ENERGY’s knowledge management & intelligence programme. They… » read more

Our Friday discussion webinars are highly interactive events in small groups, during which expert participants discuss an issue related to sustainable energy. During the session, participants can test arguments and share electronic documents, such as powerpoint presentations, pdf’s, … The events take place in the context of Leonardo ENERGY’s knowledge management & intelligence programme. They… » read more

This is the title of the first COMMUNIA Workshop that will take place on Friday 18 January 2008. Admission is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Official info : Organized by and held at Politecnico di Torino this event takes aim at the international debate about the “digital commons” and […]… » read more

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