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EU Member States need intelligent and efficient systems for the surveillance of the Union's external border. An EU-funded project is working to deliver an automated mobile surveillance support system that can be deployed rapidly to keep track of cross-border activity.
Published: 7 November 2018
Supply chains are vulnerable to all kinds of disruption, which can cause major economic losses. An EU-funded project provides technologies that companies can use for spotting in real time issues that disrupt their supply chains.
Published: 7 November 2018
An EU-funded project has developed a game-changing physical activity programme held at professional football clubs that motivates overweight fans to get moving and lead healthier lives. Its goal is to help prevent chronic diseases among middle-aged men and cut public healthcare costs.
Published: 31 October 2018
Tissue engineering is used to grow alternatives to donor tissue, but getting this tissue to integrate in patients has previously proved complicated. An EU-funded project addressed this problem by developing an innovative modular approach to engineering complex tissues with different cell types.
Published: 25 October 2018
An EU-funded project aims to augment Europes crisis-management capabilities to enable practitioners to adapt to needs as they emerge. This will help them to handle challenges arising from the increasingly severe consequences of natural hazards and man-made disasters.
Published: 24 October 2018
An EU-funded researcher has advanced the science of self-assembling materials by investigating the behaviours of a variety of metallopolymers. The research could potentially feed into applications such as better light-emitting devices, energy storage, data storage, sensors and solar cells - boosting the EU's competitiveness.
Published: 22 October 2018
EU research is exploring issues raised by the regeneration of urban areas and the frequent resulting displacement of existing populations, comparing case studies in both Europe and major Latin American cities. Lessons learned will inform future urban restructuration policies.
Published: 17 October 2018
Autoimmune rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma are debilitating and occasionally life-threatening. An EU and industry-funded project aims to improve treatment by getting the right therapies to the right patients, fast.
Published: 12 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