The Governance of Science and Technology. An Introduction to the Regulatory Framework


Who decides how to distribute research funds at European level? What are the key opportunities for citizens to be heard on these issues? How do institutions contribute to gender policies and equality in research?

Nowadays, working in the field of research and discussing science in society issues means dealing with a regulatory framework which is increasingly complex and articulated. At the same time, the European regulatory, funding and decisional level has a substantial impact on actors and stakeholders in science and technology: researchers, research institutions, business, civil society.

For these reasons, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Observa Science in Society have published The Governance of Science and Technology. An Introduction to the Regulatory Framework, edited by Milena Bigatto. By reviewing current regulations, tracking recent changes and presenting relevant data and statistics, the book provides a compact and accessible overview of relevant issues for research and its governance in Europe.

Milena Bigatto researches European and Comparative Politics at the University of Siena and the School of International Studies (University of Trento). Her research interests focus on the process of European integration, in particular the development of supranational institutions.

The Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti is an academy whose aim is to promote and safeguard sciences, letters and arts, particularly in the cultural, social and economical life of Venice area.