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The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Read more...


Posted on: 19 May 2016

Information Sharing Platform on Marine and Maritime Research

The European Commission launched an Information Sharing Platform on Marine and Maritime Research in the European Union.

This Platform gives open and easy access to research data and key results from EU marine and maritime research funded projects under the 7th Framework Research programme (FP 7).

It is an example of sharing results from European funded projects as soon as possible thus supporting the concept of Open Science.

Posted on: 4 April 2016

Participate in the Public consultation on the future of PRIMA

Until 24 April participate on the public consultation launched by the European Union on the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA).
Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "Research cooperation in the Mediterranean region exemplifies the EU commitment to being open to the world, and to our immediate neighbourhood in particular. We are consulting and gathering views on how to work together on global challenges and ensure the sustainable provision of vital resources – water and food – in the Mediterranean basin."

For more information on the Impact Assessment process and on the importance of this consultation, go to the dedicated webpage.
Read the news alert on the launching of this consultation.

Posted on: 24 March 2016

Symposium reveals data on Vitamin D

One person in eight in Europe suffers from Vitamin D deficiency and 40% have circulating vitamin D levels which are not adequate for good bone health.

A range of everyday foods which can now be fortified with vitamin D could play an important role in improving the situation.

These are some of the results of the 3 March Vitamin D Symposium organised by the EU-funded Odin project

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19 May 2016
18 May 2016
  • Learn about the final results of the EU funded project CLYMBOL (Role of health-related claims and symbols in consumer behaviour)
    Conference and workshop 15 June 2016, Brussels.
25 April 2016

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