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The transition toward clean, efficient and secure energy will require more than just technological innovation. An EU-funded project is applying research insights from across the social sciences and humanities to help guide European energy policy.
Published: 11 September 2018
An EU-funded project has developed an education and training programme to help more women in Europe successfully start their own businesses. This could support EU efforts to encourage female entrepreneurship, creating jobs and economic growth.
Published: 13 August 2018
EU-funded researchers are investigating tax evasion and avoidance in Europe. The researchers aim to provide analysis and tools that could help policymakers ensure everyone pays their fair share - providing more money to public budgets that can be used to invest in social and economic priorities.
Published: 20 July 2018
Published: 13 July 2018
An EU-funded network tracks the origins of human values by investigating the history of human freedom and dignity in Western civilisation. The project has traced it back to a tussle between ancient philosophers, yet its ramifications are still felt today in the battle for democracy and human rights.
Published: 10 July 2018
By developing gender-inclusive guidelines and criteria for schools, museums, science centres and industry, an EU-funded project aims to attract more young people, especially girls, to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Published: 8 May 2018
What are health, illness and healing? An EU-funded project focusing on indigenous communities in Ecuador is exploring traditional perceptions and the ways in which other cultures affect them. New insights could help inform the design of policies to support migrant or marginalised populations from traditional backgrounds.
Published: 15 March 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing art-based methods of promoting reflection and dialogue on contentious aspects of Europe's cultural heritage. Transmission of these methods aims to increase inclusiveness and foster convivial relations, thereby helping to shape European imagination.
Published: 14 March 2018
How does the past inform the lives of children and young people? A global team of EU-funded researchers is examining this issue by assessing how stories from classical antiquity impact on popular culture and society. The projects results and outputs will provide valuable resources for scholars and teachers.
Published: 13 March 2018
Inspiring events, books, exchanges and a widely aired documentary are just some of the successes reported by EU-funded researchers exploring cultural narratives and artistic expression in periods of societal crisis.
Published: 5 March 2018