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Today, both public and private operators are integrating digital technologies into Europe's critical infrastructures, including the electrical grid and utility and financial networks. An EU-funded project is developing new tools and methods for assessing the resilience of smart critical infrastructures (SCIs). This will help protect against attacks or other catastrophic failure that could ultimately harm citizens.
Published: 7 November 2018
Effective law enforcement is a prerequisite for the proper functioning of our society. An EU-funded network is enabling law-enforcement practitioners to stay informed, engage, connect and collaborate with one another, to hone and improve their practices.
Published: 7 November 2018
An EU-funded project is developing a way to speed up traffic at the EU's external borders and ramp up security using an automated border-control system that will put travellers to the test using lie-detecting avatars. It is introducing advanced analytics and risk-based management at border controls.
Published: 24 October 2018
Cyber-physical systems that blend the digital and real worlds are driving the development of smart factories, transport networks, electricity grids and even cities. The opportunities and risks presented by this expanding Internet of Things and big-data environment are being explored in-depth by EU-funded researchers.
Published: 19 October 2018
Obesity - a leading cause of preventable illness and death - has soared in Europe in recent decades. Analysis by EU-funded researchers has helped identify integrated, community-based approaches to tackle the problem. The findings could foster new ways to save lives and cut healthcare costs.
Published: 11 October 2018
Diversity is a sign of a healthy, democratic society, but ensuring that minorities are integrated into society is a challenge for policymakers. The EU-funded INTEGRIM programme has built a solid research foundation to develop evidence-based policies for social cohesion as people migrate and mix across Europe.
Published: 8 October 2018
Published: 25 September 2018
An EU-funded project is exploring what keeps people committed to a task even when they get bored, distracted or are tempted to stop. The findings could foster productivity-boosting strategies, improve robot-human interactions and even help treat borderline personality disorder.
Published: 21 September 2018
Human welfare is closely linked to the health of animals and the environment. An EU-funded joint research programme has been created to align developments in medicine, veterinary science and consumer health protection to tackle food-borne health threats in a more integrated way across Europe.
Published: 20 September 2018
Self-aware, self-healing machines could help industries like the automotive, white goods, welding, machine tools and electronics sectors identify production failures before they happen. This would ensure timely repair, reduce downtime and increase output, as an EU-funded research project is showing.
Published: 26 July 2018