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World in an age of crisis: What can Europe do?

The European Union is dealing with an increasing number of complex, overlapping cross-border crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. According to the scientific and ethical recommendations given to the Commission in Strasbourg on 22 November 2022, the European Union has to improve its preparedness and responds to potential future crises. Watch this recently published video and make your comments on the policy recommendations!

EU's Nature Restoration Law - can it be improved?

Last year, the European Commission published its long-awaited draft proposal for a Regulation on Nature Restoration, a landmark step in the EU's efforts to protect and restore damaged European habitats. <br><br>Several Green Deal-funded projects had the opportunity to analyse and provide their comments on the draft proposal. Read more about what they had to say and what improvements they recommend.

Joining forces to reverse biodiversity loss

An article by the European Research Executive Agency acknowledges <b>REST-COAST, WaterLANDS, MERLIN</b> and <b>SUPERB </b> , funded under the Green Deal Call, for their direct input to the Green Deal, the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy and the proposed Nature Restoration Law.

Promoting nature-based solutions (NBS)

Some of the Green Deal projects have been busy addressing the topic of nature-based solutions - solutions inspired and supported by nature, and which are cost-effective, provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help build resilience.<br><br> Learn about <b>MERLIN's</b> work to mainstream aquatic restoration and <b>REST-COAST's</b> paper that gives guidance on implementing coastal NBS

Researchers to receive €132 million through the new Euratom Research and Training Work Programme 2023 2025 for investments in nuclear innovation and technology

Today, the European Commission adopted the Euratom Work Programme 2023-2025, implementing the Euratom Research and Training Programme and supporting nuclear researchers with €132 million in funding. This call for proposals will focus on the safety of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), development of nuclear materials and the secure management and disposal of radioactive waste.

Commission and Slovenia enhance dialogue on Research and Innovation

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth met yesterday Ivan Papic, Slovenian Minister for Higher Education, Science and Innovation in Primorska to reassure him about Commission’s commitment to the Enhanced Dialogue with Slovenia on research and innovation policy.

Coming in the next edition

In the next issue we will look at biodiversity ahead of International Biodiversity Day on 22 May. We will focus on the themes of Climate Change and Biodiversity and give updates on the exciting projects we support that are part of these Working Groups.

Webinar: Biodiversity as a key asset for forest restoration in Europe

Targeting researchers, practitioners, NGOs, policymakers and other interested stakeholders, the project IUFRO/SUPERB conducts the Monthly Forest Restoration Talks to investigate forest restoration questions from diverse scientific perspectives, with alternating focus on the global and European levels. This includes exploring practical forest restoration approaches, experiences and challenges worldwide.

Upcoming webinars tbc Feb/Mar

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Science for all – 16 top tips for engaging the public

Citizen science is a rapidly emerging mode of research and innovation, and one which the projects funded under the Horizon 2020 Green Deal call are increasingly using to engage citizens in adapting to and tackling climate change.

Public participation and collaboration through citizen science

In our webinar series, cutting-edge developments and innovations from the Green Deal Call projects are highlighted. In this first webinar, we looked at citizen science, the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge.

Visit our new website

Our website provides more information about the Green Deal Projects Support Office, including the latest articles on the innovative projects, and contact details of organisations and projects you can connect with. <br><br> Don’t miss the opportunity to speak to the inspiring leaders behind these ground-breaking projects.

Find out about the five Working Groups

The 73 projects are developing solutions that respond to the climate crisis, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide more protection to Europe’s biodiversity and habitats under threat, and accelerate a sustainable socio-economic recovery, leaving no one behind. The Support Office has organised them into five Working Groups:

Strategic crisis management in the EU

The Scientific Opinion of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors on "Strategic crisis management in the EU", informed by the Evidence Review Report by SAPEA, is now available on the Publications Portal of the European Union for download and print on demand.

Strategic crisis management discussed at the STOA panel meeting

On 15 December 2022 experts from SAM and EGE presented and discussed with members of the Panel for the Future Science and Technology at the European Parliament (STOA) their main scientific and ethical recommendations on strategic crisis management in the European Union.