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29/04/2016
The European Union and Canada are strengthening their scientific collaboration in order to better understand and protect the Atlantic Ocean, and to sustainably use its resources. Read more
02/02/2016
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on a new research and innovation initiative for sustainable food production and improved water management in the Mediterranean area. PRIMA, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, will involve both EU and non-EU Mediterranean states. It will reinforce international cooperation in research and innovation to address the food and water-related challenges that are critical to the region's sustainable development. Read more
25/01/2016
Animal diseases can cause serious social, economic and environmental damage, impact on animal welfare and in some cases directly threaten human health. These diseases ignore borders. Working together to develop new control methods is essential. 14 organisations committed to jointly invest around EUR 1 billion so far in the next five years through a new international research consortium on animal health. Its launch will be celebrated on 27/01 in Brussels, Charlemagne Press corner at 13:15. Read more
24/01/2016
Over 500 delegates are expected in Brussels on 26-28 January to discuss the future of EU Agricultural research and innovation. #EU_AgriResearch Read more
13/11/2015
Research is urgently needed to strengthen the fight against Xylella fastidiosa, a dangerous plant pathogen worldwide, damaging important crops including fruit trees (olive trees), grapevine and ornamentals. A new EU-funded project just started and funding for another project will be available in the coming months. Read more
27/10/2015
Registration is now open for the Infoday on Societal Challenge 2 calls 2016, which will take place on 25/11/2015 in Brussels. Registration will close on 13 November, or earlier if the event gets fully booked. Read more
19/10/2015
Registration for the SC2 Infoweek workshop "Interactive innovation in motion: multi-actor projects and thematic networks under Horizon 2020" opened Monday 19/10/2015 at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time. High attendance is expected therefore prompt registration is recommended! Update 20 October 2015 10:00 - The event is now fully booked with a waiting list doubling room capacity. Registration still open for speakers and people wanting to be informed about webstreaming. Read more
25/09/2015
On 25 September, the Commission launched an online survey to gather opinions from stakeholders on the impact of the simplification measures introduced in Horizon 2020, and to ask for new ideas on future simplification. Read more
18/06/2015
Challenges faced by farming systems today, such as climate change, food security, emerging diseases or rural transitions need a long-term strategy. The European Commission kicks-off the discussion on how this strategy could be elaborated at a workshop in Milan that can be followed on-line. Read more
12/06/2015
The first ten projects of the new Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a partnership between the EU and industry, will get underway with a total of €50 million from Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme, and a further €28 million from the industry. This is thanks to the signature of the grant agreements finalised today (15 June 2015). Read more

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