Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Marie Skłodowska Curie actions

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The EU-funded GETUI project is developing ways to assess how gestures fit into the communication skill set needed for collaborative problem solving. Read more
In war, there are rules - but sometimes countries decide that they don't apply. Colonial campaigns, for example, were often seen as exceptions. EU-funded research is studying several fought over a century ago. Ancient history? Hardly. Many aspects of this troubled past remain relevant to current debates as the world attempts to tackle terrorism. Read more
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Dendritic cells are a type of white blood cell. By studying them, an EU-funded project aims to provide wider insights into the role of the immune system in the development of cancer. The insights provided by the project could eventually help researchers develop new ways to fight a range of cancers - helping to save lives. Read more
EU-funded researchers are investigating novel non-GMO approaches to stepping up stress-resistance in crops. The research could lead to increased yields for farmers and improve Europe's food security. Read more
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
At the supermarket, do you always know where you parked your car? Can you remember what you came to buy, if you haven't written it down? And can you do so without having to rack your brain? If so, you're lucky. Most of us occasionally struggle, and will struggle even more as we get older. EU-funded research has analysed how age affects our memory. Read more
ISOLDE, CERN's transformer of elements, is about to be itself transformed: a major upgrade is under way. A large share of the R&D underpinning this overhaul was conducted by young researchers who contributed as part of the EU-funded CATHI project. This training network enabled 21 applicants to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field. Read more
With a budget of €10 million, the "Society and Enterprise" panel of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, will fund experienced researchers at post-doctoral level and beyond for 1 to 2 years outside academia. You can apply until 14 September 2016. 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 16 February to 29 April 2016, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation ran a call for ideas to gather stakeholders' views on disruptive, market-creating innovation, gaps in the current innovation support landscape, and the potential remit of a European Innovation Council (EIC). A total of 1022 replies and 183 supporting documents and position papers were received.

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