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18/07/2014 - 13:21
The stakeholder consultation for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials) closed on 23 June 2014. A short analysis provides the findings. Read more
16/07/2014 - 20:08
Recent earthquakes in Europe and surroundings areas have led to enhanced efforts to improve the ability of buildings to withstand temblors. Among these efforts is the EU-funded SHARE project (Seismic Hazard Assessment in Europe). This landmark project worked to ensure that earthquake risks are more expertly factored in when buildings are constructed. It is expected that this risk-prevention innovation will reduce the number of buildings damaged or destroyed when earthquakes hit. Read more
14/07/2014 - 13:43
Thanks to the PARTERRE project citizens can now influence urban & environmental planning of their community more easily. During several years PARTERRE has demonstrated and validated its business potential. New e-participation methods and tools for spatial and strategic planning at the European level are now more reachable. Read more
From 14/07/2014 - 02:00 to 20/07/2014 - 02:00
Farnborough, Hampshire, UK
11/07/2014 - 19:10
The new contract for JET facilities has been signed on 6 June 2014 between the European Commission and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. It is a major EUR 283 million contract, under Article 10 of the Euratom Treaty that enables exploitation of JET - the world’s largest experimental magnetic fusion device - to continue until the end of 2018. Read more
09/07/2014 - 19:04
Bart Pollux, an MSCA fellow from Wageningen University in the Netherlands has published a paper in Nature today, showing that the evolution of placentas can influence the way in which female fish will select their male partners. Read more
09/07/2014 - 11:19
Castles and cathedrals, statues and spires … Europe’s built environment would not be the same without these witnesses of centuries past. But, eventually, even the hardest stone will crumble. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative nano-materials to improve the preservation of our architectural heritage. Read more
09/07/2014 - 02:00

Public-private partnerships set up under the EU's new research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, will launch their first calls on 9 July 2014 in Brussels. The partnerships work in strategic areas such as medicines, fuel cells, air and rail transport or electronics. They represent an essential investment into Europe's economy and in a better quality of life.

They will launch calls for projects and partners at a stakeholder event in Brussels, which will be attended by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso along with the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn as well as Commission Vice-Presidents Siim Kallas, responsible for mobility and transport, and Neelie Kroes, responsible for the digital agenda.

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From 09/07/2014 - 02:00 to 15/10/2014 - 02:00
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08/07/2014 - 10:44
PASODOBLE project has developed a European-wide system, called “Myair”, to deliver essential air quality data to environmental officials, doctors and hospitals, as well as to the public at large. Read more