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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

1. Success Stories - Picture this: a safe way to transport priceless paintings

Photo of the Caravaggio painting At Rome's National Gallery of Ancient Art crate up "Narcissus", a masterpiece by Caravaggio, in preparation for a long journey. Like many fine art works, this late 16th century painting is being loaned to a temporary exhibition in another museum. Read more

Monday, 30 March 2015

2. Research Headlines - Achieving sustainable employment in a world of constant change

Photo of studentThe findings of one of the largest ever EU-funded social research projects will help key decision-makers design effective employment policies and ensure Europe's workforce is equipped to meet 21st century labour demands. Read more

Friday, 27 March 2015

3. Events - Cooperation in Marine Science around the Baltic Sea and beyond - 22 April 2015, Brussels

The Estonian Liaison Office (ELO) for EU Research and Innovation, representing the Estonian Research Council in Brussels, has the pleasure to invite you to the seminar 'Cooperation in Marine Science around the Baltic Sea and beyond: a contribution to Europe’s Societal Challenges', which will take place on April 22nd from 9:00 to 14:00 at Square de Meeûs 1, 1000 Brussels (1st floor, room Luxembourg).

Regional research cooperation programmes can serve as effective policy coordination tools and foster excellent and society-oriented research results, as we intend to demonstrate by the example of marine research cooperation in the Baltic Sea and other regions of Europe. Read more

Thursday, 26 March 2015

4. Research Headlines - How microorganisms can help hold up bridges

Photo of a steel bridgeAn eco-friendly method of preventing corrosion in major infrastructure could help reduce environmental pollution, protect maintenance workers and save Europe billions of euro in repairs. Read more

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

5. Events - 21st EARMA Annual Conference 2015 - 28 June - 1 July 2015, Leiden, The Netherlands

This year the theme for the conference is Global Outreach: Enabling Cultures and Diversity in Research Management and Administration. This theme reflects the growing need and ambition to reach out and get connected and work together globally. Cooperating not only in the field of scientific research & innovation and higher education but also in the field of research management and administration.

We are delighted to welcome you to EARMA 2015, which is being hosted by Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden has been a leading centre for education and research since 1575 and is celebrating its 440th birthday this year. Read more

6. Events - The Atlantic - Our Shared resource. Making the Vision Reality - 16-17 April 2015, Brussels

The implementation activities of the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research Cooperation, signed in May 2013 by the EU, Canada and the United States of America, and launching an Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance, are moving to a new exciting stage. This event will be the launch pad for all the 'Galway Statement follow-up projects' funded with the first Horizon 2020 Blue Growth calls - the main financial instrument on the EU side to make the Galway Statement commitments reality.

Commissioner Moedas will open the event together with two ministers and three ambassadors. Please see the draft programme below for further details. Read more

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

7. Events - ECCA CONFERENCE - 12-14 May 2015, Copenhagen Denmark

The second biennial ‘European Climate Change Adaptation Conference’ will be hosted in Copenhagen in 2015. More than 1000 participants are expected to attend this event.

The conference will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to low carbon societies.

It will also show how climate change adaptation in Europe can contribute to job creation and other societal benefits. Read more

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

8. Events - Climate Change and Coastal Adaptation Day - 20 April 2015, Bologna, Italy

The purpose of the event is to boost a participatory roadmap for climate-smart development of coastal areas, in the spirit of the overall aim of the EU Adaptation Strategy (2013) that "is to contribute to a more climate-resilient Europe".

The workshop brings together scientists, public authorities and coastal managers, private consultants and constructors to present the key challenges induced by climate change.

The day is organised by the University of Bologna and supported by the Climate-KIC through ASTER.

Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory.

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9. Success Stories - Growing greener fuel for cleaner transport

Photo of a bus in a green field Plants might be the source of a new renewable fuel for planes, or new greener ingredients to replace fossil resources used to produce plastics. At an experimental agriculture plot near Athens in Greece, agricultural engineers are growing plants which could produce these new greener fuels. Read more

Monday, 16 March 2015

10. Research Headlines - Oiling the wheels of greener transportation

Big truck on the roadBurning rubber is the last thing a driver wants to do to save fuel. In fact, tyres account for up to 15% of a vehicle's fuel consumption. An EU-backed project has developed new compounds, designs and treads for tyre manufacturing to slash this "rolling resistance" for the good of the transport sector and the environment. Read more

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