Research Headlines - Singing the praises of science careers for young Europeans The EU-funded PERFORM project is exploring innovative ways to overcome a lack of interest in science careers among young Europeans. Solutions include using performing arts in secondary schools around Europe ...
Research Headlines - Close to home: involvement of diasporas in homeland conflicts and reconstruction When war displaces large populations, refugees and their descendants form diasporas. They are far from home and spread across countries, but many remain involved in homeland politics. In a comparative ...
Research Headlines - Uncovering the realities of human trafficking in Europe With a shortage of data about human trafficking, it can be challenging to combat it and protect the victims. These victims are exploited for many purposes, including forced sex work, ...
Success Stories - How robots can enhance the lives of Europe's elderly citizens Seventy-nine year old Isabel Neto shares her home with Hugo, a robot that's been designed to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone. How, and to what ...
Research Headlines - Innovative solutions to solve city water shortages The rise in the number of people living in cities - predicted to reach 80 % by 2020 - coupled with climate change is straining Europe's water supplies. An EU-funded ...
Research Headlines - Mapping out routes towards environmentally sustainable cities With a little help from bees, an EU-funded project has explored how cities can adopt more transformative thinking and actions, including social innovation, to reduce negative environmental impacts and promote ...
Events - Supporting innovation in UK industry - priorities for investment, the commercialisation of research - 7 September 2017, Central London, United Kingdom It is timed to follow the Building our Industrial Strategy Green Paper, which highlighted investment in science, research and innovation as one of ten pillars for driving growth and productivity ...
Research Headlines - Behind the wall: uncovering the effectiveness of migration policy Comprehensive new databases of migration flows and policy data since World War II highlight how some policy choices have had unintended effects.
Research Headlines - Buy locally, buy quality: sustainability in public food procurement School meals don't matter only to kids and their parents. Like other services within the scope of public sector food procurement, they also matter economically. Determination to source produce locally ...
Events - MIME Third Stakeholder Forum Meeting - 21 June 2017, Riga, Latvia A number of European and overseas stakeholders not involved as partners in MIME have agreed to interact with the MIME consortium through the Stakeholder Forum.
The persons representing these stakeholders ...
Events - Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy - 24-25 October 2017, Brussels The conference, titled "Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy" on 24th and 25th October in Brussels, is going to be one of ...
Research Headlines - Nearer to the neuron Language, reasoning and learning are abilities powered by the neocortex, the folded grey matter on the outside of the brain. But how does its neuronal circuitry actually handle information? Using ...
Research Headlines - Sharing information for better cyber security The EU-funded SISSDEN project will create, deploy and operate a network of sensors to detect, collect and share information about potential threats to cyber security and how to tighten computer ...
Research Headlines - Twinning for human rights research excellence Through the EU's twinning initiative for research bodies, Tallinn University has teamed up with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Germany's Walther Schücking Institute of International Law to expand ...
Events - 6th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation CONCORDi 2017 - 27-29 September 2017, Seville, Spain CONCORDi 2017 is the bi-annual European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation.
Organised by the Joint Research Centre in association with the OECD, CONCORDi 2017 aims to identify the research, ...
Research Headlines - Belgian schools: bringing equal opportunities to immigrant children The Belgian school system is highly segregated. Poorer standards of education are seen in schools where pupils are predominantly of immigrant background. EU researchers are compiling new datasets and information ...
Research Headlines - Pathways to success for second-generation migrants Many children of migrants, born in their adopted homeland, have successfully overcome the odds and enjoy 'elite' status with well paid jobs. By studying these individuals, EU researchers hope to ...
Success Stories - An old technology revisited to save lives at sea Take a look at the prototype of a small experimental sort of zeppelin. It has been equipped with sophisticated radars and sensors with one goal in mind; to become a ...
Research Headlines - Fighting obesity through proper pre- and postnatal nutrition EU-researchers are demonstrating how diet and lifestyle before and during pregnancy, along with infant feeding choices, have a direct impact on the risk of obesity from childhood through to adulthood.

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