Featured projects about Societal Challenges

E.g., 26-04-2018
E.g., 26-04-2018
  • Top 25 influential ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing projects

    21/03/2018
    A new European Commission study analyses the impact on society of EU-funded Research and Innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. Which of the projects have had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years?
  • New booklet shows how EU research and innovation funding impacts your daily life

    06/02/2018
    The European Commission has published a new booklet showing a few examples where EU support for research and innovation is making a real difference in the lives of citizens and society as a whole. It is aimed at all age groups so everyone can understand the good work EU funding can do.
  • Volunteers needed to test innovative system for better health and less frailty

    23/10/2017
    The My-AHA (My Active and Healthy Ageing) project aims to reduce frailty risk by improving physical activity, cognitive functions, psychological state, social resources, nutrition, sleep as well as overall well-being. The project is recruiting volunteers over 60 years old for its test phase.
  • Mind the gap: coordinating urban development in Europe

    22/12/2016
    JPI Urban Europe will bring together urban development research and social innovation projects under a single transnational call for projects, ENSUF, in a bid to foster growth, job creation, innovation and sustainability across European cities. Nearly 50 proposals have been received.
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  • Electronic innovations open door to personal mobility for all

    19/09/2016
    By redesigning the car interior and harnessing the latest electronic technologies, EU-funded scientists are designing and developing an affordable and user-friendly electric vehicle specifically for Europe's ageing population. A prototype should be ready in 2018.
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  • Where next for European labour markets?

    24/06/2016
    High unemployment rates, increasingly precarious jobs and industry restructuring are just some of the elements characterising today's labour markets. A network of EU-funded researchers is studying socio-economic and social trends to better understand current developments.
  • Mobile Age project: making senior citizens benefit from open government data

    24/05/2016
    On 1 February 2016, ten European partners launched the Mobile Age project. Aiming to develop inclusive mobile access to public services using open government data, Mobile Age targets a group of citizens that are usually marginalised when it comes to technical innovations but which is rapidly growing in number and expectations: European senior citizens.
  • Widening gap between the rich and poor in European cities

    28/09/2015
    The widening gap between rich and poor is leading to segregation in more and more European cities. The rich and the poor are living at increasing distance from each other, and this can be disastrous for the social stability and competitive power of cities. These are the conclusions of joint research of Prof. Maarten van Ham, ERC grantee at Delft University of Technology, and Prof. Tiit Tammaru, Dr. Szymon Marcińczak and Prof. Sako Musterd.
  • The rural-city connection in sub-Saharan Africa

    23/09/2015
    Sub-Saharan Africa is modernising fast, changing the dynamic between town and countryside. What is the best way to manage the impacts on rural and urban communities? An EU-funded project is collecting data that helps policymakers make wise choices for inclusive development.
  • An algae-based solution to prosthetic-related infections

    17/09/2015
    The NOMORFILM project is looking into whether biomolecules in marine microalgae can combat bacterial and fungal infections associated with prosthetic devices and catheters. Preventing infections will improve patient care and help cut the cost of treating complications, estimated at €7 billion a year in Europe

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