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We spend up to 90% of our lives indoors. Yet the air quality inside buildings has been shown to be 2 to 5 times poorer than outdoors. This can also true for modern energy efficient buildings due to increased insulation levels and greater air tightness. The event will be an opportunity for policy makers, industries, building designers and academia to learn how innovative eco-materials can help address both indoor air quality and energy efficiency in buildings, and discuss how best to bring those innovations to the market. Participation is free of charge, however registration is required (please use the registration button on the right hand side). [read more]
Seals that prevent leaks between moving machine parts could soon last longer and be more energy-efficient. An EU-funded project's techniques mould rubber and plastic dynamic seals with surface texture, making the SMEs manufacturing them more competitive. [read more]
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 April 2017 The European Commission published today the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows how different water management choices, as well as other factors such as waste management, climate change and even our food... [read more]
The MIME project answers the Commission's request for analysis and practical orientationsregarding the handling of individual and societal multilingualism in a time of change. Theproject presents several notable features. In particular, it is focused on the public policyaspects of multilingualism, and aims to provide useful conceptual tools, helping decisionmakers to weigh the pros and cons of various strategies for handling the multilingualchallenge in a variety of contexts. It is also deeply interdisciplinary and combines the inputsof no less than ten different disciplines. This event is primarily destined for people whose work in politics, policy or administrationleads them to ponder the advantages and drawbacks of alternative language policy choices. [read more]
The weakened immune system in people with HIV/AIDS makes them particularly vulnerable to fungal infections such as cryptococcal meningitis, which can be deadly. The medicine used to treat the condition is flucytosine, and EU-funded researchers have developed a new and more efficient way of producing it. This will cut production costs, making it more affordable for people in low-income countries. [read more]
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The conference, titled "Social Innovation – Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy" on 24th and 25th October in Brussels, is going to be one of the key events on social innovation in the year 2017. It is planned to explore the future of social innovation research and policy by bringing together leading social innovators, academics and politicians to discuss: - the state-of-the-art of conceptualising and doing social innovation on a global scale; - methods and good practices to create desirable social change; - resources, means and levers making social innovation processes effective; and - an international comparison of social innovation practices, policies and research. The conference is hosted by one project under the EU 7th Framework Programme, SI-DRIVE – Social Innovation – Driving Force of Social Change, one project under the Horizon 2020 Programme, SIC – Social Innovation Community, the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts and NET4SOCIETY, a network of National Contact Points in Horizon 2020. [read more]
Come to the final conference of the Horizon 2020 project MIND-SETS, organised together with the Horizon2020 project Mobility4EU: "Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations". The event will look at how to create more user-centric mobility in Europe.The conference will bring together experts on mobility innovation across all modes to discuss the new challenges and needs for transport in Europe. Keynote speakers will provide the impetus for a discussion with a selection of on-going European projects that are looking into future transport and mobility needs and solutions in Europe.The event will be held on 22 and 23 May in Brussels at Bouche à Oreille. [read more]
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest diseases, but cutting-edge research into the genetics of malaria-carrying mosquitoes could lead to new methods to prevent transmission that could save hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide. [read more]
The EU-funded COURAGE project is compiling and analysing collections of cultural opposition in former socialist countries, making the collections more accessible for educational and research purposes and highlighting their importance as a testimony to anti-communist opposition in Europe. [read more]
Imagine our galaxy as a huge living organism, with its own skeleton and its own evolution. The Via Lactea project, after three years of research, has put together a big database about the area of the universe that hosts our galaxy. [read more]