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23 - 25 January 2017
Organized by the European Young Innovation Forum - EBAN (INSME Member) is a partner of the event
The International Triple Helix Summit
20 - 22 February 2017
Organized by the Triple Helix Association
27 - 29 March 2017
Organized by EAI
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In today’s fast changing global environment, leaders have realized that complex systems reduce community’s confidence in the future. In an increasingly interconnected world, more agile and rapid responses are needed to overcome the challenges related to this complexity. Joint efforts to shape these systems through more inclusive development are fundamental to launch new initiatives and achieve common goals.
This is the reason why “Responsive and Responsible Leadership“ will be the focus of the upcoming World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 to be held from the 17th to the 20th of January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The theme driving this unparalleled event will address representatives from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society with the ultimate goal of stimulating the debate and brainstorming on how to support the disadvantaged segments of society that are not experiencing economic development and social progress. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 will enable leaders to concretely respond to global concerns to achieve a more inclusive growth.
Including scientific advice in the legislative process is fundamental even though policy makers often find the language of scientists difficult to understand. A swifter collaboration among both the interest groups is crucial for the outcome of the policy making process. To fill this gap, the European Parliament's Science and Technology Options Assessment established the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme, an initiative bringing scientists and Members of European Parliament Members (MEPs) together to establish long-term collaboration and improve mutual understanding.
After providing a short overview on the history of the MEP-Scientist Pairing Scheme, this policy brief on “The Triple Helix Challenge: Bridging the Gap between Science and Policy Making” issued by Interreg Europe, highlights the important role played by regional authorities in 2016 in sustaining and promoting research. To increase regional authorities’ involvement, diverse initiatives have been launched over the course of 2016, such as the pilot initiative “Science meets Regions” organized in collaboration with the European Commission’s Committee of Regions (CoR) attracting representatives of EU regional authorities to exchange ideas and experiences on the decision-making process at regional level.A special issue of the Investment Policy Monitor on Investment Laws has been recently released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development – UNCTAD (INSME Member).
Through the diverse sections of the paper, readers will access an overview of the key characteristics of selected provisions that can be found in investment laws. Furthermore a series of highlights included in the publication, shows that:
- Investment laws are a core instrument in the policy framework in at least 108 countries
- Investment promotion is often the main objective of investment laws, while only a few of them deal with investment facilitation
- Only a small minority of investment laws has sustainable development among their specific goals.