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An EU-funded project has empowered local communities and stakeholders in radioactive waste disposal decision-making. IPPA uses participatory approaches to improve public involvement in nuclear issues in Central and Eastern Europe.
Published: 23 February 2017
As consumption-driven material affluence increases, and our ecological footprint with it, the general happiness and wellbeing of stressed Europeans paradoxically decreases. An EU-funded project is researching how to turn this conundrum on its head.
Published: 27 January 2017
Using a range of new technologies, EU-funded researchers are on a mission to create greener ships. They plan to cut fuel use and CO2 emissions by 25%, and other emissions (sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter) by 100%.
Published: 18 January 2017
JPI Urban Europe will bring together urban development research and social innovation projects under a single transnational call for projects, ENSUF, in a bid to foster growth, job creation, innovation and sustainability across European cities. Nearly 50 proposals have been received.
Published: 2 December 2016
The EU-funded project PROMINENT seeks to make goods transport on Europe's inland waterways more competitive compared to other modes by helping industry switch to more efficient and environmentally friendly vessels.
Published: 14 November 2016
EU-funded researchers have identified effective ways for food-makers to reduce the salt, sugar and fat content of popular products without losing out on taste. Their success has already led to a range of new products hitting the market, with others in the pipeline.
Published: 5 October 2016
When a boat pitches in waves, it creates inertial energy. The EU-funded SeaKERS project developed the tools to harness this renewable energy for charging yacht batteries. The project team is now planning to commercialise its invention.
Published: 8 September 2016
The EU-funded project INSPIRATION aims to develop a European research roadmap on sustainable land management practices. The agenda would help focus Europe's research, supporting policymaking on environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and economically affordable soil and land use management.
Published: 16 June 2016
As people age, the more likely they are to be reaching for their reading glasses due to failing near sight or presbyopia. But thanks to EU research, contact lenses providing correct vision at all distances could be on the horizon.
Published: 25 May 2016
EU researchers have developed a new model for collecting data across the manufacturing life cycle and storing it all in one place. Accessing this data, prototype apps have helped to improve metrics by nearly 90 % in SME advanced manufacturing trials, hinting at how apps could transform this sector in Europe.
Published: 3 May 2016