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According to a report from the European Environment Agency, between 1998 and 2009, disasters caused nearly 100 000 fatalities, affected more than 11 million people and led to economic losses of about EUR 150 billion. Extreme temperature events caused the highest number of human fatalities. In total, more than 70 000 excess deaths were reported in Europe during the hot summer of 2003. Quality validation date: 2014-04-24 [read more]
Transparency, security and reliability of individual containers are factors that are incredibly difficult to verify in the world of international goods transport. [read more]
Over the course of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research , the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme has financed various projects on “Europe in the World”. Several research foci have run through these projects, notably an interest in “Europe’s changing role in the world” and in “Interactions between world regions and their implications”. In Horizon 2020, the Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” equally foresees research activities on “Europe’s role as a global actor”, alongside an embedding of social sciences and humanities into other Societal Challenges with international dimensions. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
How can both policy makers and citizens make better use of ICT in order to protect Europe's landscapes? This is the question posed by E-CLIC, an innovative EU-funded project designed to encourage greater citizen involvement in the protection of nature. Through social media platforms and competitions, the project aims to promote learning, stimulate discussion and, ultimately, get people engaged in the formulation and implementation of landscape policy. A specific aim of the project has been to highlight the importance of the European Landscape Convention (ELC), the first international treaty to be exclusively devoted to all aspects of European landscape. [read more]
Some of the most famous and devastating natural disasters in history relate to volcano eruptions. It is estimated that more than 260 000 people have died in the past 300 years from eruptions and their aftermath. But volcanoes should not be judged as purely destructive forces - they may also have played a vital part in ensuring life could evolve on Earth and they may now be helping to slow down the warming of the atmosphere. Quality validation date: 2014-04-24 [read more]
The eHealth Forum 2014 in Athens will feature 'matchmaking sessions': A kind of 'speed dating' with other people active in eHealth, both from the EU and the US, to stimulate business opportunities and collaborations. Also on the program: EU-US Marketplace & Cooperation Assembly sessions for updates on the EU-US Roadmap for eHealth. [read more]
The following document compiles a list of answers to 25 frequently asked questions about Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovation Solutions (PPI). [read more]
Under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the EU, the JRC and the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food are hosting today in Athens a high level conference on "Scientific Support to agriculture: competitiveness, quality and sustainability" with the participation of Athanasios S. Tsaftaris, Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food. [read more]
A specialised University of Innsbruck laboratory has successfully identified chaotic behaviour in atoms by using ultracold gas. This breakthrough could enable physicists to better understand the world of quantum mechanics. In a relatively short space of time, the study of ultracold gas has become one of the most interesting and potentially significant fields of atomic and molecular physics. Quality validation date: 2014-04-23 [read more]
Lower-back pain due to damaged spinal discs is a major cause of long-term disability for millions of people. Seeking a cure, EU-funded researchers have developed a new surgical approach and the materials to repair damaged spinal discs, potentially helping many sufferers enjoy better, more productive lives. [read more]