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Science, book and society

Michel Claessens  

The presentation will outline the European Commission’s views on the role of books and literature in the context of the science and society issues. In 2001 the European Commission took an important initiative to stimulate a change in the relationship between science and society, as to reflect the new issues, new fields and new questions that accompany recent scientific and technological developments. Against this background, the publication strategy of the European Commission and concrete examples will be presented.

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