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EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.
Published: 18 March 2019
How do groups of people solve problems? What behaviours and gestures precede a successful solution? And can artificial intelligence learn to interpret - and assist - collaborative problem-solving? An EU-funded project has sought answers to these intriguing questions, opening up a new direction in gesture studies.
Published: 8 March 2019
Free movement of persons is a fundamental principle of the European Union, but intra-EU transit comes with economic, social and political challenges. The EU-funded REMINDER project is investigating public opinion and the impact of free movement - helping to inform EU policy.
Published: 21 February 2019
Researchers studied Southeast Asian integration processes at national and regional levels in the hope of better understanding the dynamics of difference and, with that, new pathways to inclusion in various social, historical, ethno-cultural, political and geographical contexts. The conclusion: Europe has a lot to offer (and gain from) Southeast Asia in terms experience and lessons learned on social integration and diversity.
Published: 29 January 2019
Women with disabilities have more difficulties than their male counterparts in finding employment and joining in community life. The EU-funded RISEWISE project is working to identify clear directions for research towards improving the social and economic integration of disabled women.
Published: 29 January 2019
Open science and new technology, which make research findings freely available to everyone, have revolutionised academic research. An EU-funded project has proposed solutions and recommendations to ensure scientific discoveries are communicated as widely as possibly for the benefit of other researchers, industry and society as a whole.
Published: 15 January 2019
Bringing a language back from the brink is not just a way to preserve cultural diversity. It is also an investment in a more inclusive society where a wider variety of citizens can thrive. EU-funded researchers are pioneering new approaches and techniques.
Published: 8 January 2019
Disinterested scholarship was able to unfold once rival religious denominations' rules and positions had been established in the 16th and 17th centuries, according to EU-funded research. Such scholarship, in turn, helped to generate greater religious tolerance - a mechanism that could inform ways to improve acceptance of diversity.
Published: 4 January 2019
How to demonstrate why funding frontier research matters and how it improves our lives? An EU-funded project is taking up the challenge using multimedia campaigns to highlight research on cities, food, longevity, sensory experiences, music and artificial intelligence.
Published: 3 January 2019
An EU-funded research project aims to boost the fight against terrorists and others abusing the internet as a platform to spread hate and incite violence. The projects recommendations could feed into better strategies to increase global security and prevent extremist violence.
Published: 27 November 2018