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Poor communication can have dire consequences in vital areas like the environment and health. Innovative 'science shop' projects, which translate society's questions into a language that scientists understand, are making a difference in remote Bolivian communities learning about Chagas disease, among Hepatitis C patients in Tunisia, and in projects closer to Europe's shores, too.
Published: 24 July 2019
An EU-funded project designed and tested new soil and water management innovations to increase food production on African farms hand in hand with local farmers. It shows how involving smallholders in research could increase innovation uptake when there is a proper enabling framework.
Published: 27 May 2019
A EUR 100-million loan extended under the InnovFin Finance for Innovators Facility under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and backed by the European Investment Bank is helping Tunisie Telecom improve access to high-speed internet across Tunisia, especially in remote regions.
Published: 25 April 2019
Oceans are a vital resource for energy, food, transport, recreation and more. And with mounting evidence of serious pollution, marine litter, overfishing... the world is finally waking up to the importance of Marine Protected Areas to preserve the complex and delicate balance between ecosystems and the services they provide. A massive international consortium, funded by the EU, took up that challenge, focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Published: 4 February 2019
An EU-backed research team is developing a new interoperable and cost-effective platform to integrate and package marine and coastal data from sensors, together with oceanographic models and mobile applications for improved observation and forecasting across the Mediterranean Basin.
Published: 17 July 2018
An international group of EU-funded researchers has investigated the safety and efficacy of using the drug deferiprone to treat children with the blood disorder beta-thalassaemia major. The news is good.
Published: 1 June 2018
Could holistic flood risk assessment have mitigated the 'Great Flood' that hit Thailand in 2011? The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - in Thailand - is on the case. The project team hopes to reduce the likelihood of coastal areas around the world experiencing the catastrophic flooding that wiped out 20 000km2 of farmland.
Published: 25 May 2018
Millions of tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans each year, posing a threat to marine ecosystems and contaminating the food chain with toxic compounds. EU-funded researchers are deploying cutting-edge technologies to prevent and mitigate this growing environmental hazard.
Published: 11 April 2018
ETRERA_2020 addresses future energy needs by creating a renewable energy research alliance to foster the uptake of renewable energy technologies and improve cooperation between research and industry in the Mediterranean.
Published: 5 July 2017
An EU-funded project is forging partnerships and networks on water-treatment technologies across the Mediterranean in a bid to protect the region from - and prepare it for - the very real threat of water scarcity.
Published: 4 May 2017