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2nd Monitoring Report of Horizon 2020
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Horizon 2020: two years on

The major priorities of the 2014 – 2020 agenda for Research and Innovation are Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World. Openness makes us more effective. It makes us more competitive.

Two years in, a closer look at the results and project examples contained in this brochure clearly demonstrates the huge potential in Europe for excellent research and innovation and for turning it into economic value and a better quality of life..


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Closing the gap between light-duty vehicle real-world CO2 emissions and laboratory testing

Responding to a request submitted by the European Commission, the High Level Group of Scientific Advisors is analysing possible ways to close the growing gap between the CO2 emissions of passenger cars certified at type approval in the laboratory and their average real-world emissions. It recommends complementing the laboratory-based World-wide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) test cycle with a framework for the monitoring of real driving CO2 emissions.

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Addressing Terrorism: European Research in social sciences and the humanities in support to policies for inclusion and security

European societies, national governments and institutions of the European Union are currently facing an important challenge. Terrorist attacks hit France, Denmark and Belgium between 2014 and 2016. This specific terrorist phenomenon is new. This newly published Policy Review, which was presented at the DG RTD organised conference on 'Addressing Radical Ideologies and Violent Extremism', takes stock of the available scientific knowledge on this new form of terrorism and suggest what more should be done to increase this knowledge.