Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials

The European Union and South Africa are strengthening their scientific collaboration in order to better understand and protect marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate. Read more
From 12/09/2016 to 13/09/2016

Take part in the eseia Professional Training on Green Mobility and System Integration and receive cutting-edge trainings from science and business form various disciplines. This training is organised in Brussels back to back with EU Mobility Week.

This two-day training provides an overview of state-of-the art technologies and future trends supporting Green Mobility.

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EU-funded research is helping to improve the relevance of future climate change scenarios by developing a way to account for aerosols - minute particles in the atmosphere - and their effect on global warming. Read more
By-and-large respondents supported the existing Societal Challenge 5 (SC5) strategic choices. The consultation closed on 8 April 2016 with over 200 responses. Read more
InnovFin Energy Demo Project
A first-of-a-kind demonstration project that converts wave energy into electrical power, which could be a major step forward in the quest to find new sources of sustainable energy, will be built thanks to an EU loan of €10 million from the new InnovFin Energy Demo Project Facility. Read more
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The European Commission today launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy. Read more
Waste residues from powerful anti-cancer drugs used in chemotherapy could cause genetic changes even though levels in the environment are considered to be safe, say EU researchers. Environmental monitoring is the first step towards reducing the potential risk. Read more
A chance conversation with a marine archaeologist friend led to Charalambos Poullis joining a dive in Cyprus. The experience revealed the difficulties faced by underwater archaeologists, and set in motion a thought process that would lead him to apply for EU research funding and subsequently develop software enabling archaeologists to reproduce underwater artefacts. Read more
From 11/07/2016 to 15/07/2016

The Hellenic Forum is being organized for the 4th year running by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and is under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The event envisages opportunities for the development of links and affiliations between members of the research community and industry as well as distinguished scientists living and working abroad.

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Restoring Roman cement to its former glory
For once, the clue is not in the name: Roman cement was not invented in Rome. But it is indeed cement, and more specifically one that was widely used in the 19th century. Many a European city prides itself on the architectural heritage shaped by Roman cement mortar, which has since fallen from grace. EU-funded research has paved the way for a revival. Read more