Updated survey: How to regulate Artificial Intelligence in Europe?

I have updated the introduction and some questions of my questionnaire at EUSurvey preparing for a larger academic public affairs paper on regulating #AI and #robots in #Europe and #Germany.

I would like to learn more about how you are perceiving this topic. Do we share common definitions? Whom do you see as the most important actors? Which issues there are on the agenda already, and which alternatives are being prepared?

I would highly appreciate reading your responses at

Of course, you may also feel free to contact me directly at

Looking forward to hearing from you!
Kindest regards

Joachim O. Weidemann

IEU ENVIRONMENT Telegram 27 June 2017

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  • Latest biodiversity publications by the EU Commission: 
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    • What encourages farmers to participate in EU agri-environment schemes?  Getting value for money in agri-environment schemes: recommendations from the UK Tailoring agri-environment schemes to species and habitats could improve cost-effectiveness +++ 
    • Results-based agri-environment measures are an effective conservation strategy for species-rich grassland
    • Social promotion of flowering meadows enables farmers’ results-based agri-environment measures in France
    • Farmers with knowledge of environmental policy are more willing to create wetland habitats
    • An investigation into the receptivity of English farmers to collaborative agri-environment schemes
    • Farmers with experience of agri-environment schemes develop more wildlife-friendly habitats
    • Set-aside fields increase the diversity of decomposers in soil in Hungarian agricultural landscapes
    • Grassy field margins provide additional biodiversity benefits by connecting habitats Agri-environment schemes should be diversified and customised to meet habitat preferences of different species
    • Wildflower planting supports a range of beneficial insects, not only bees  Sowing larger patches of flowers can increase bumblebee reproduction in areas surrounding intensive arable farms
    • How to model trade-offs between agricultural yield and biodiversity Agri-environment schemes: impacts on the agricultural environment June 2017


  • EU Commission - DG Grow: Call for expressions of interest for member of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform


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  • EU Commission Answer - Regulations on the identification of substances that impair the functioning of the endocrine system - E-002936/2017


  • EU Commission Answer - Management of waste from extractive industries - E-002938/2017


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  • EESC and EP to discuss opportunities and necessary legal steps for sustainable recycling of decommissioned oil and gas rigs


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  • CM 3398 2017 INIT Working Party on International Environment Issues (UNECE Aarhus/PRTR)
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