- When the skilled leave home
- An OECD report examines the rise in the international mobility of highly skilled workers and how migration policies in developed countries have been used to plug deepening labour shortages in science and technology.
- Finding truth from numbers
- We think we know what is happening in the world economy, but do we really? It's always instructive to look at the numbers. While statistics cannot always be trusted, using them in an informed way helps us learn more about the true global picture.
- Plus ça change
- The European Monitoring Centre on Change is a new online monitoring tool developed by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. It highlights the effects of changes in technologies, working practices and labour management so that others can analyse, compare and benefit.
- The Holy Grail
- Creating more high-tech companies - both manufacturers and service-providers - is reckoned to be the most effective route to economic growth and new jobs. But far too few of the companies Europeans create are high-tech, and those that are often struggle to find funding. A recent report from the Observatory of European SMEs looks at these all-important totems.
- Too important to leave to scientists
- An informal EU-sponsored network of academics and experts in research and innovation policy has developed new perspectives for research funding and governance. No longer, the group believes, is a single policy for public research funding appropriate: the future lies with a diverse network where public and private research have complementary roles.
- Visibility is the key
- The fifth European framework programme was given the challenge to move away from research for its own sake and to turn towards solving social and economic problems. This report looks at how far it has succeeded in influencing policy and changing society, and recommends how it could do so more effectively.