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E.g., 29-06-2017
E.g., 29-06-2017
From 13/06/2017 to 13/06/2017
A new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) will soon start to develop much-needed solutions for a more sustainable management of water and agro-food systems. A proposal to set up PRIMA was today adopted in a vote in the European Parliament plenary meeting in Strasbourg. Read more
Can you solve the 'Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge? A €2 million Horizon Prize for the innovator who can!
Can you solve the 'Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge? A €2 million Horizon Prize for the innovator who can!
From 04/05/2017 to 04/05/2017
From 07/04/2017 to 07/04/2017
Today, the European Commission, together with 14 partners from national and regional authorities, universities, knowledge centres, innovators and end-users, takes concrete steps to address regulatory barriers to innovation by signing the first Innovation Deal on "Sustainable Waste Water Treatment Combining Anaerobic Membrane Technology (AnMbR) and Water Reuse". Read more
From 17/03/2017 to 17/03/2017
The European Commission today granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). Read more
From 16/01/2017 to 16/01/2017
China and the EU cooperate since 2013 on food, agriculture and biotechnology research and innovation. The European Commission invited 60 European and Chinese experts to explore avenues for future collaboration under Horizon 2020. Reports are now available. Read more
From 13/01/2017 to 13/01/2017
The report of the September workshop on the sustainability of the EU's livestock production systems is now available. Livestock is increasingly criticised for its environmental impact. At the same time, it counts for very significant parts of human diet and many livestock production systems deliver valuable socio-economic and positive environmental outcomes. How can livestock systems be geared towards greater sustainability? The question is high on the agenda of both farmers and researchers. Read more
Workshop systems approaches I
From 04/01/2017 to 04/01/2017
Researchers are increasingly encouraged to adopt systems approaches in their work on agriculture, food and non-food value chains. But what do we actually mean by systems approaches? Why do we think systems approaches could deliver better results? Read more
From 13/06/2016 to 13/06/2016
Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research or the Bioeconomy is of interest to you? Then participate in the European Commission's online public consultation. Every citizen, organisation and public authority can have their say and contribute. The consultation is open from 6 June until 28 August. Read more
From 25/05/2016 to 25/05/2016
Following EFSA's bee task force work to identify cross-cutting issues, gaps in knowledge, research needs, and provide recommendations for the environmental risk assessment of multiple stressors on bees; an EU Scientific workshop on bee health and pollination was organised on 10/03/2016 to support the identification of areas for possible research under Horizon 2020. Read more
From 12/05/2016 to 12/05/2016
Registration is now open for the Info Week on Societal Challenge 2 Calls 2017,which will take place on 27-29 June 2016 in Brussels. Registration will close on 10th June, or earlier if the maximum capacity is reached before the closing date. Read more