The European Semester, the Commission's yearly cycle of economic policy coordination, supports Member States' structural reforms in different policy areas to promote jobs, growth and investment. Research and innovation play a key role in this context. That is why the Commission gives recommendations to and closely work with the Member States to increase the performance of their national research and innovation systems.
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(updated: 30 January 2018)
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This list contains 5 recently published articles on projects that have a partner in Slovakia.
In search of sensitive and sustainable crisis response
The EU is confronted by numerous conflicts in neighbouring regions and further afield, from the Middle East to Mali. An EU-funded project is examining whether the bloc's response is sensitive to the political and social context in each of these complex crises, and aims to ensure future interventions are efficient and sustainable.
Linking Europe's logistics information systems
Logistics processes typically involve a multitude of actors, all of whom are likely to use different IT systems and solutions to organise the relevant tasks. Enabling these systems to connect across Europe would help boost efficiency, productivity and sustainability, say EU-funded researchers who are working to make this happen.
Revitalising rural areas through social innovation
From local recycling schemes to community-led business start-ups, social innovation can drive the revitalisation of marginalised areas where markets and public administrations have failed. EU-funded researchers are studying examples of social innovation and exploring how best practices can be shared across Europe and beyond.
Soil study digs deep to improve land management
Our soil is a vital environmental resource which is increasingly coming under threat. EU-funded research is assessing the impact of soil degradation on a range of ecosystem services to find ways of protecting and restoring soils across Europe.
Updating air traffic management to make flying safer
An EU-funded project has developed an integrated IT platform to identify and manage threats to the air traffic management system. This is helping to build a comprehensive and harmonised European framework to make air transport safer for everyone.
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