The European Union will further boost its research and innovation cooperation with its strategic partners Brazil and South Africa in order to better understand marine ecosystems and climate. The three sides launched today the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative and signed a joint Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation.
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.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.