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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

New project aims to boost cloud computing in Europe    europa.eu

While cloud computing is indeed a revolution in the way we use our computers, the main players in this growing market are still struggling to captivate and build trust among businesses and everyday c[...]

Commission proposes €960,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant bar and restaurant workers in Spain    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 280 workers made redundant in the food and beverage service sector in Aragón (Spain) to find [...]

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy    europa.eu

The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) in Italy.[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €960,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant bar and restaurant workers in Spain    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 July 2014 The European Commission has proposed to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 280 workers made redundant in the fo[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: €1.1 billion of EU money to tackle youth unemployment in Italy    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 July 2014 The European Commission has adopted today the national Operational Programme for the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) i[...]

Commission proposes €1.6 million from Globalisation Fund for Dutch construction workers    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to provide the Netherlands with €1.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 475 workers made redundant in the construction sector i[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €1.6 million from Globalisation Fund for Dutch construction workers    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide The Netherlands with €1.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to hel[...]

Taking Joint Technology Initiatives forward – a vital partner for innovation and growth    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission First calls for proposals under the Joint Technology Initiatives Innovation and Investment [...]

Contributions invited to develop global action plan on antimicrobial resistance    who.int

WHO is leading the development of a global action plan to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), as requested by the Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly in May 2014.[...]

NCD Programme at the 2014 World Cancer Congress    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development NCD Programme at the 2014 World Cancer Congress Discover how NCDs a[...]

EP event    efanet.org

EFA Members Login EFA Members Login Forgot your password? What can EFA do for you EU Funded Projects Health in All Policies Research and Funding Relevant EU Actors Activities in EU Policy Allergy, A[...]

CHANCE project presents foods and strategies to enhance nutritional health for people on a low budget    eufic.org

On 2nd July 2014 the findings from the CHANCE project were presented, alongside research from experts working in similar fields, at the CHANCE final conference `Targeting at risk-of-poverty populatio[...]

EU-industry partnerships seek innovation boost with first €1 billion for projects    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 July 2014 Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States today presented their first calls for projects and partners under Ho[...]

EU-project calls for greater coordination on coastal issues    europa.eu

The Mediterranean is in need of uniform criteria and methods for delineating its coastlines, according to Professor Rachelle Alterman of the EU-funded Mare Nostrum project. Professor Alterman is call[...]

IAC 2014. “AIDS Action Europe: challenges, changes and perspectives”    aidsactioneurope.org

Dear members of the AIDS Action Europe, colleagues and friends, On behalf of the AIDS Action Europe Steering Committee and Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe, we would like to invite you to participate at the meeti[...]

Questions and Answers on the outcome of the second call for proposals under the NER 300 programme    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 July 2014 What is the NER 300 programme? NER 300 is one of the world's largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The pro[...]

Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 [...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund    europa.eu

Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11 July to accelerate the programming arrangements and practical implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative at[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission and Member States meet to speed up implementation of €6bn euro dedicated fund    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 Experts from the European Commission and Member States are meeting in Brussels on 11th July to accelerate the programming arrangements and prac[...]

[Event report] Roundtable conference on tobacco excise duties - taxation is key for public health    epha.org

On 6 June 2014, DG Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) invited representatives from EU Member States' tax administrations, relevant business federations, interest groups and non-governmental organisat[...]

Call for experts: structured dialogue under ESI Funds (deadline 05/08)    europa.eu

The European Commission is looking for organisations to join the recently established structured dialogue group of experts on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).[...]

Events - International Rare Disease Research Consortium Shenzhen Conference - 7-9 November 2014, Shenzhen, China    europa.eu

The second conference organized by IRDiRC in collaboration with the BGI is gathering stakeholders active in the field of rare disease from across the globe. This conference aims to raise awareness of[...]

Commissioner Andor's statement on Green Employment Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission Statement Brussels, 2 July 2014 Let me stress that this initiative is not only important because of its long-term environmental impact but also because of its potential for assist[...]

Employment: Commission presents Green Employment Initiative to support structural shift to green growth by maximising job opportunities - frequently asked questions    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 July 2014 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a gree[...]

EU-funded MyNewGut project looks at gut microbiome’s influence on health and well-being    eufic.org

Microbes in the human intestines are known to affect the body's ability to extract energy from diet and to influence brain functions. The MyNewGut project, which receives funding from the European Un[...]

EU-funded CHANCE project develops new foods that are tasty, more nutritious and cheaper to manufacture    eufic.org

Over 125 million people in Europe were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2012, from a report by the European Commission Directorate-General EUROSTAT. The Commission has pledged to bring at le[...]

EFA event on EU innovative research    efanet.org

Forgot your password? What can EFA do for you EU Funded Projects Health in All Policies Research and Funding Relevant EU Actors Activities in EU Policy Allergy, Asthma & COPD Press Release: EFA [...]

Training to improve HIV Prevention in Europe    aidsactioneurope.org

Quality Action is a unique EU- wide project that aims to increase the effectiveness of HIV prevention in Europe. It promotes quality assurance (QA) and quality improvement (QI) tools that are adapted[...]

New Host Organisation for AIDS Action Europe    aidsactioneurope.org

For over ten years, STI AIDS Netherlands hosted the European network AIDS Action Europe and provided organisational and financial support. Time for a change, and the board of STI AIDS Netherlands, in[...]

EU project completes largest study of European building stock    europa.eu

The European Union is working towards ambitious targets for the reduction of energy consumption of buildings in Europe. This includes a bold renovation target which seeks to transform existing buildi[...]

Environment: €239 million available in 2014 for project proposals    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 June 2014 The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding programme for projects dedicated to environment. The [...]

Commission proposes €6 million from Globalisation Fund to support jobs following bakery closure in Greece    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 508 former workers of the bakery manufacturer Nutriart and its pro[...]

Update to the European Pharmacopoeia Work Programme    edqm.eu

18 June 2014 Update to the European Pharmacopoeia Work Programme The work programme of the European Pharmacopoeia was recently updated (March 2014) with the texts to be revised, new texts to be elabo[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €6 million from Globalisation Fund to support jobs following bakery closure in Greece    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 June 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Greece with €6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 508 forme[...]

14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (Luxembourg, 17-18 June 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - 14th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionLuxembourg, 17-18 June 2014   [...]

Follow the Conference via webstreaming (9 AM-5 PM, 23 June 2014) - European Reference Network Conference    europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 23 June 2014   About the Conference [...]

Restoring confidence in medical devices. Reporting on the success of the PIP Action Plan    europa.eu

European Commission - The Joint Plan for Immediate Actions under the existing medical devices legislation (the so-called PIP Joint Action Plan) [...]

GlobalRT launch new website    uicc.org

Global Education and Training Initiative Global Access to Pain Relief Initiative Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development Please contact UICC for any questions GlobalRT launch an exciting n[...]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Cyprus on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Press release Brussels 20 June 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a [...]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Slovakia on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Press release Brussels, 20 June 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a [...]

EuroEcho-Imaging 2014: Consult the scientific programme    escardio.org

Start planning your Congress now. Consult the programme, choose your sessions and put the entire congress on your mobile! read the programme | plan your attendance | download the appTopics: Echocardi[...]

AIDS Action Europe at EU meeting on HIV/AIDS in Athens    aidsactioneurope.org

On 12 and 13 June, the European Commission organised a meeting in Athens that was specifically dedicated to the EU contribution to reinforced prevention and improved care in times of HIV epidemic res[...]

Update to the European Pharmacopoeia Work Programme    edqm.eu

18 June 2014 Update to the European Pharmacopoeia Work Programme The work programme of the European Pharmacopoeia was recently updated (March 2014) with the texts to be revised, new texts to be elabo[...]

Climate: €44 million available under first call for climate action projects    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 June 2014 The European Commission today launched the first call for proposals under a new funding programme for projects dedicated to climate action. Th[...]

Horizon 2020 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

The EU framework programme for research and innovation : excellent science, competitive industries, better society[...]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

A pocket guide : your passport to a successful research career[...]

Calls for Proposals under the 3rd EU Health Programme – Electronic Submission online now    aidsactioneurope.org

The European Commission launched a call for applications `Health - 2014' within the framework of the third Programme of the Union's action in the field of health (2014-2020). This call for applicatio[...]

Success Stories - A seedbed for forest-based innovation    europa.eu

Something is growing at the heart of Europe's forests: a community of innovators has gathered to boost and improve the use of wood and its derivatives. The forest-based industries are ideally positio[...]

EU-project applies green technologies to decontaminate soil    europa.eu

Soil pollution causes severe environmental and economic impacts, as well as risks for the human health and ecosystems. The closure of mining and industrial facilities in many sites across Europe has [...]

7TH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF STATES PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES    edf-feph.org

New York, 10-12 June 2014 | The 7 th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) took place on 10-12 June 2014. Prior to thi[...]

Agenda and presentations - Plenary meeting of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, Brussels, 10 June 2014    europa.eu

European Commission - Agenda Presentations Overview of Commitments in the field of Advocacy and [...]

Speech by President Barroso at the Georgia Investment Conference    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Georgia Investment Conference Tbilisi, 13 June 2014 Dear Prime Minister, Madame Minister, M[...]

Just published: General Report of Activities 2013    europa.eu

The General Report of Activities is an annual publication providing a detailed progress report of the EMCDDA's activities over a 12-month period. It catalogues the Centre's achievements in each area [...]

EU-project develops state of the art of marine ecosystem modelling    europa.eu

Phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass are expected to decrease by 6 % and 11 % respectively by the end of century due to climate change. This is just one of the conclusions drawn from the work of the[...]

Keynote speech to the WIRE V Conference    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science WIRE V Conference Athens, 12 June 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all[...]

Opening remarks at the Moldova Investment Conference    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Moldova Investment Conference Chisinau, 12 June 2014 Prime Minister Leanca, Deputy Prime Mi[...]

Calls for Proposals under the 3rd EU Health Programme published on 06 June 2014 on the Chafea website    europa.eu

The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency implements the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative[...]

Research Headlines - The pan-European project decoding the DNA    europa.eu

Of all the opportunities offered by the decoding of the human genome, one of the most exciting is the chance to learn how DNA determines health. Thanks to a European research project, this medical br[...]

European Medicines Agency selects first two medicines to be included in its adaptive licensing pilot project    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has received 20 applications so far as part of its adaptive licensing pilot project.[...]

Launch of European Call to Action 'A Health Worker for Everyone, Everywhere!'    epha.org

On 5 June 2014, the partners of the 'Health workers for all and all for health workers' (HW4All) project released a European Call to Action in support of the implementation of the WHO Global Code of [...]

Halting biodiversity loss – the EU no net loss initiative    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 June 2014 The European Commission has published an on-line consultation to seek the public's views on a future EU initiative to halt biodiversity loss. B[...]

[Conference] Building Healthy Global Food Systems - A New imperative for Public Health    epha.org

The VISION of this conference is to review the status of diet-related ill health, determine the impact that existing global food systems have on health, and then explore policies that could effective[...]

European Parliament approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the European Parliament has formally approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). On[...]

European Union approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the Council of the European Union in its meeting on Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) has approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & D[...]

President Barroso calls on world leaders to reverse education funding decline    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 June 2014 The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and the EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, have signed an 'Open letter' ca[...]

European Parliament approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the European Parliament has formally approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). On[...]

European Union approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the Council of the European Union in its meeting on Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) has approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & D[...]

INPROFOOD: Open Space Conference for public engagement    eufic.org

Engaging stakeholders with different methods, and identifying what it is that the society wants when it comes to food and health related research, are the main aims of INPROFOOD. In this context, the[...]

EU to set out major contribution to more ambitious global climate action at Bonn conference    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 June 2014 The European Union will set out its contribution to raising the ambition of international climate action up to 2020 during UN climate change ne[...]

Turkey joins Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 June 2014 Turkey will get full access to the European Union's new seven year research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, under an agreement signed t[...]

G7 Summit in Brussels, 4 – 5 June 2014: Background note and facts about the EU's role and actions    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 June 2014 The Brussels G7 Summit will take place on 4-5 June. At their meeting in The Hague on 24 March, the G7 at leaders' level (Canada, France, Germany, Italy,[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France    europa.eu

The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) to tackle youth unemployment.[...]

Youth Employment Initiative: Commission adopts first programme with France to use 620 million to tackle unemployment    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 June 2014 The European Commission has adopted today the first Operational Programme with France to use the available funding from the Youth Employment In[...]

European Conference: Time to act differently    ifrc.org

Europe is changing - and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Europe need to adapt to these changes.[...]

CORDIS Express: Tackling disease with EU-funded research projects    europa.eu

Researchers have made impressive progress in tackling some of the most devastating viruses and diseases of our time. They continue to seek out new ways of preventing diseases, developing better diagn[...]

European Citizens' Initiative: European Commission replies to 'One of Us' – Q&A    europa.eu

Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 May 2014 European What was the request of the ECI 'One of Us'? The 'One of Us' initiative had asked the EU to end the financing of activities which presuppose the destruc[...]

European Citizens' Initiative: European Commission replies to 'One of Us'    europa.eu

Commission Press release Brussels, 28 May 2014 European The European Commission has today replied to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) 'One of Us'. After having met with the organisers of the i[...]

InfoDay on the implementation of the Third Health Programme in 2014 organised by Chafea (10 June 2014): registrations opened    europa.eu

The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency implements the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative[...]

Annual work plan 2014 for the health programme adopted    eurocare.org

The annual work plan 2014 for the health programme was adopted on 26 May 2014, and call for proposals will soon open.[...]

Third Health Programme - Annual work plan for 2014    europa.eu

European Commission - The annual work plan 2014 for the health programme was adopted on 26 May 2014. The act is available in English, French and German and the annexes [...]

Commission takes action on European Reference Networks    europa.eu

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

[Save the date] The 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference    epha.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare), an EPHA member organization has the pleasure to announce the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference which will take place on 27th and 28th November 20[...]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Greece on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Press release Brussels, 23 May 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a [...]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Poland on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Press release Brussels, 23 May 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a [...]

New EU initiative to protect biodiversity and fight wildlife crime    europa.eu

On the International Day for Biological Diversity today, the Commission is launching a major new initiative to halt biodiversity loss and eradicate poverty in developing countries.[...]

New EU initiative to protect biodiversity and fight wildlife crime    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 May 2014 B4Life: United for Biodiversity Why do we need EU Biodiversity for Life? What is the value-added? EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) marks a change in th[...]

European Commission adopts ‘Partnership Agreement’ with Germany on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Press release Brussels, 22 May 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted a [...]

Speech by President Barroso at the Conference "Paving the way for a European Energy Security Strategy"    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Energy Security Strategy Conference Brussels, 21 May 2014 Dear Prime-Minister Tusk, Dear Co[...]

EU project provides state-of-the-art atmosphere monitoring service    europa.eu

From air quality to solar radiation, information on our atmosphere is of crucial importance to us all. In order to make the right decisions for our current and future quality of life, European decisi[...]

Climate action: Commission sets out strategy to curb CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and coaches    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 May 2014 Trucks, buses and coaches would use less fuel and emit lower amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) under a strategy adopted by the European Commissio[...]

Social Innovation: conference agrees on need for broad partnerships to support social investment agenda    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 May 2014 (See also IP/14/562 and SPEECH/14/392) The European Commission conference on Mobilising Social Policy Innovation, held on the 19 and 20 May in Brussels,[...]

HFA Online Learning Programme    escardio.org

Heart Failure 2014 / World Congress on Acute Heart Failure European Heart Journal - Acute Cardiovascular Care EHJ: Clinical Outcomes & Quality of Care - Editor in Chief Welcome to the European S[...]

Agenda updated - European Reference Network Conference (Brussels, 23 June 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 23 June 2014   About the Conference [...]

Social Innovation: Conference on Mobilising Innovation for a More Social Europe    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 May 2014 The European Commission is hosting a high level conference on Mobilising Social Policy Innovation on the 19 and 20 May in Brussels. The confere[...]

Build up skills - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

An initiative to boost the energy skills of Europe’s building workforce[...]

Environment: Impact assessment of projects now simplified    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 May 2014 New legislation simplifying the rules for assessing the potential effects of projects on the environment enters into force today. The newly ame[...]

Registration now open for the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference    eurocare.org

Eurocare has the pleasure to announce the 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference which will take place on 27th and 28th November 2014 in Brussels. Registration is now open.[...]

The European Economic and Social Committee presents its five year Action Plan for Europe    epha.org

On 12 May 2014 an Action Plan was adopted in the Plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This Action Plan aims to deliver a set of solutions to restore EU citizens' lost confide[...]

Population screening for sudden cardiac death in young people is feasible with a basic screening programme    escardio.org

Low referral rate, but a small number of lethal pathologies likely to be detected: Despite fears over cost, the wide-scale screening of young people to detect risk of sudden cardiac death is feasible[...]

Commission proposes €3.6 million from Globalisation Fund to help 1000 redundant workers in Romanian steel industry    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to provide Romania with €3.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1 000 former workers of the steel products manufacturer SC Mech[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €3.6 million from Globalisation Fund to help 1 000 redundant workers in Romanian steel industry    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 May 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Romania with €3.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1 000 fo[...]

European Union approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the Council of the European Union in its meeting on Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) has approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & D[...]

[ToyBox project report] Obesity prevention in children in pre-school years: policies and evidence    epha.org

On 30 April 2014, the World Obesity Federation (formerly the International Association for the Study of Obesity) published its report [...]

Q&A on the "Partnership Agreements" between the European Commission and the EU Member States on European Structural and Investment Fund investments for 2014-2020    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 May 2014 On 22 December 2013 a new set of rules and legislation governing the next round of EU investments for 2014-2020 came into force. For the first time, this[...]

European Commission adopts EU's first ‘Partnership Agreement’ on using EU Structural and Investment Funds for growth and jobs in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Press release Brussels, 5 May 2014 European Commission The European Commission has adopted the first of 28 [...]

Frailty conference (Brussels, 18 June 2014): registration opened until 16 May 2014    europa.eu

European Commission - Venue CROWNE PLAZA PALACERue Gineste 31210 Brussels How to get there About the Conference [...]

Scientific guideline: Draft concept paper on viral safety of plasma-derived medicinal products with respect to hepatitis E virus, draft: consultation open    europa.eu

Viral safety of plasma-derived medicinal products needs to be kept under review as viruses are identified that can be present in the plasma starting material. Initiating action with a workshop will p[...]

EU projects update    efanet.org

EFA attends the 2014 AirPROM Annual Meeting in Barcelona The annual meeting for Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modelling (AirPROM) took place on April 24-25[...]

Environment and Climate: European Commission provides €282.6 million for 225 new environment and climate projects    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 April 2014 The European Commission has today approved funding for 225 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union's environment fund. The[...]

The 2013 LIFE projects    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 April 2014 Belgium (BE) 4 projects (28.7 million euros) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (2 projects - 9.8 million) LIFE-GREEN4GREY (Vlaamse Landmaatschap[...]

EU projects update    efanet.org

EFA attends the 2014 AirPROM Annual Meeting in Barcelona The annual meeting for Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modelling (AirPROM) took place on April 24-25[...]

New EU project aims to expand the production, marketing and consumption of European finfish species    eufic.org

The demand for safe and affordable aquatic products in Europe is increasing. European aquaculture (or European farmed aquatic products) could fulfil this demand; however, the industry faces several b[...]

From sunlight to jet fuel: EU project makes first "solar" kerosene    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 April 2014 www.solar-jet.aero #Solarjet #FP7 An EU-funded research project called SOLAR-JET has produced the world's first [...]

CORDIS Express: Natural disasters - softening the impact with EU projects    europa.eu

According to a report from the European Environment Agency, between 1998 and 2009, disasters caused nearly 100 000 fatalities, affected more than 11 million people and led to economic losses of about[...]

European Parliament's Sustainable Food Conference    epha.org

On 2 April 2014 in Brussels, EU Food Sense, the European Parliament's Cross-Party Sustainable Food Steering Group, with the help of the food waste campaign 'Feeding the 5000', organised the European [...]

Commission Guide for health investments under ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) 2014-2020    europa.eu

European Commission - Regional Policy - Inforegio : Guidance[...]

50th Anniversary International conference    edqm.eu

03 March 2014 50thAnniversary International conference On 6-8 October 2014, the EDQM is organising a landmark international conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Elabo[...]

EMA and EU national competent authorities agree on action plan to address medication errors    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency and the National Competent Authorities of the European Union (EU) have agreed an action plan to address the issue of medication errors, a major public-health burden.[...]

European Parliament approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the European Parliament has formally approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). On[...]

EU project explores the potential of clusters for cross-sector innovation    europa.eu

Clusters are regional hubs of competences in a given industry or technology branch, representing a critical mass of actors from R&D, industry and other institutional contexts. They are seen as an[...]

The European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND)    epha.org

Almost one century after the discovery of insulin therapy , people who suffer from diabetes still continue facing physical and psychological pain. Last January, the European Policy Action Network on [...]

Climate change: immediate action is the best economic option    europa.eu

In the last decade, global greenhouse gas emissions have increased more rapidly than ever, and without global cooperation they will continue to rise. Reduction efforts will become increasingly challe[...]

The Third Health Programme (2014-2020)    efanet.org

The European Union launches a multiannual health framework with a 30% budget increase The European Parliament and the Council have recently adopted the Third Health Programme for the period 2014-2020[...]

International exchange fosters better local action on deforestation    europa.eu

Many efforts are being made at a governmental and global level to reduce deforestation and other major contributors to climate change. The REDD-ALERT project focused on how such international and nat[...]

Science in action: observers welcome EFSA’s ongoing open plenary initiative    europa.eu

Published on: 10 April 2014 EFSA's open plenary meetings demonstrate how the Authority is working to serve consumers, promote open science and provide a forum for dialogue and debate. These are the v[...]

General Union environment action programme to 2020 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Living well, within the limits of our planet[...]

Commission meets with organisers of European Citizens' Initiative "One of Us"    europa.eu

European Statement Brussels, 9 April 2014 Commission European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn today met with representatives of the organising committee of the[...]

Youth Guarantee: Making it Happen conference calls on Member States to do more for delivery    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 April 2014 (See also IP/14/383) The European Commission, under the patronage of President Barroso, hosted a conference in Brussels yesterday on the implementation[...]

EU-funded project develops roadmap for cooperative health research    europa.eu

Ill health and disease do not stop at national boundaries, and neither should health research. Global health problems require global efforts. Working across borders, sharing knowledge and resources, [...]

President Barroso received representatives of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Atlantic Basin Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 April 2014 The President of the European Commission has met ten representatives of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Atlantic Basin Initiative. Among o[...]

Youth Guarantee: Making It Happen conference    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 April 2014 The European Commission will host a conference in Brussels on 8th April to discuss progress towards tackling youth unemployment through the Yo[...]

Pioneering EU project on track to assess level of contaminants in seafood    europa.eu

Pollution of the oceans and climate change has sparked concerns not just about the status of the marine environment but also about the impact on seafood safety and public health. In the global seafoo[...]

EU project tackles growing pains of Europe´s grass producers    europa.eu

Demand for turf grass sod production is increasing yearly but, at the same time, producers are facing spiralling costs for fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation water. SODSAT, a two-year, EU-funded [...]

Speech - International Conference on Research Infrastructures 2014    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner responsible for Research, Innovation and Science Speech - Conference Athens, 2 April 2014 Ladies and gentlemen[...]

EU funding for robots that learn and think for themselves    europa.eu

Over two-thirds of European workers in manufacturing are employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The sector's primary means of competition is to respond rapidly to changing production [...]

UK at forefront of EUR 12m EU food fraud project    europa.eu

Maintaining the integrity of European foods is vital to protect both consumers and industry and there must be consumer confidence in the authenticity of all food products. But both are under constant[...]

Expert Group publishes final report on debt redemption fund and eurobills    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 March 2014 President José Manuel Barroso and Vice-President Olli Rehn, responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, have today received t[...]

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