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    on September 18, 2018 at 3:06 pm

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  • Events - Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter - Austrian Presidency Event - 14-15 November 2018, Vienna, Austria
    on August 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The 4th International Growth in Transition Conference: ‘Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter’, jointly organised by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism and the Environment Agency Austria, will link up the transformative processes and power already taking effect within the particular participating institutions. The international conference is supported by 31 stakeholder organisations. The event will focus on exploring economic and societal pathways towards pro-active approaches and a vision of a society that improves the well-being of its citizens. The conference will bring together researchers, professionals, politicians, public officials, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, practitioners and other civil society groups from Austria and Europe. Registration is available here: https://growthintransition.eu/conference2018/. […]

  • Research Headlines - Nature and humanity: a revival of the fittest?
    on August 1, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The EU-funded DIGE project is exploring what happens when a traditional, practical knowledge of plants and animals unified, eroded or centralised by a dominant group, and the impacts on natural resources, health, economies and the well-being of local communities. […]

  • Research Headlines - Better access to satellite data for novel air-quality applications
    on July 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Air-quality information about your city could soon be at your fingertips thanks to an EU-funded project which is setting up a one-stop portal to facilitate access to essential data on pollution gathered by European satellites. […]

  • Research Headlines - Protecting children from dangerous chemicals
    on July 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    EU-funded researchers are striving to create a safer and healthier world for future generations by accurately assessing the risks of chemicals associated with developmental disorders, sexual development and growth and metabolism in children. […]

  • Research Headlines - Mapping climate change impacts on tropical diseases
    on June 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    An atlas developed by an EU-funded project maps the risk in eastern Africa of three tropical diseases. Now used in teaching and research, it could one day support models that better predict how environmental changes might impact public health. […]

  • Research Headlines - Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants
    on May 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge. […]

  • Events - Human biomonitoring in Europe – science and policy for healthy citizens - 28 September 2018, Vienna, Austria
    on May 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Co-organised with the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, this conference will demonstrate how human biomonitoring activities contribute to science, policy making and citizens' awareness raising. Participants will see new results emerging from the Horizon 2020 co-financed European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) and will discuss the future of HBM in Europe. The agenda and registration modalities, information about the venue and accommodation possibilities can be found on the conference website. Please note that due to the size of the venue the registration will close when the maximum number of participants has been reached. […]

  • Research Headlines - Technology to tackle the plastic pollution threat to water ecosystems
    on April 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    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. […]

  • Research Headlines - Designer bugs for creating greener plastics
    on April 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Plastics are desirable because they are very durable and resistant to degradation. Plastic waste is undesirable because of these very properties. EU-funded researchers are designing bacteria to efficiently consume plastic waste and turn it into novel destructible plastic - good for the environment and health. […]

  • Research Headlines - New materials and apps tackle air pollution from braking cars
    on April 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    To reduce air pollution from vehicles, an EU-funded project is developing innovative brake-disc materials, novel brake-emission capturing systems and IT-based smart strategies. […]

  • Research Headlines - Boosting battery power for electric vehicles
    on April 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    EU-funded researchers are developing a high-energy lithium-ion battery to power a range of electric vehicles. They aim to meet growing demand for greener transport and help Europe establish a competitive advantage in battery cell production. […]

  • Research Headlines - Joining forces to fight agricultural run-off
    on March 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Nitrogen and pesticides linked to agriculture pose a threat to Europe's freshwater supply. An EU-funded project involving farmers and many other stakeholders is championing joint approaches to preserve this important resource. […]

  • Research Headlines - Turning forest waste into an air freshener
    on January 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Buildings in Spain and Estonia have been fitted with novel construction and insulation materials made from natural fibres and forest waste as part of an EU-funded project demonstrating innovative applications of biocomposites. These materials not only comply with building codes and boost sustainability but also reduce the risk of residents becoming sick. […]

  • Research Headlines - 'Future world' scenarios to paint a clearer climate change picture
    on December 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

    An EU-funded project's 'future world' scenarios are informing the development of innovative tools and measures to help vulnerable communities plan for, and adapt to, the effects of global warming - such as increased flooding, wild fires and extreme weather. […]

  • Research Headlines - The industry behind a quieter life
    on December 8, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Tackling noise and vibration at the source is critical for a wide range of health reasons. With that in mind, EU-funded researchers have developed new tools to help design and build quieter and safer machinery for transport and industry. […]

  • Research Headlines - Breathe easier - smart sensors for healthier indoor air
    on November 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Stuffy office environments and poor air quality in schools, hospitals and factories could soon be a distant memory thanks to low-cost smart sensor and ventilation-control technology capable of intelligently detecting and removing hazardous airborne substances. The technology was developed through EU-funded research. […]

  • Research Headlines - Study offers promise for treating neuro-psychiatric disorder
    on November 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    EU-funded scientists have conducted groundbreaking research into brain cells that control memory formation and recollection, offering the promise of novel treatments for a potentially fatal disease that has a particularly devastating impact on the lives of children and young adults. […]

  • Research Headlines - An efficient test for harmful chemicals in consumer products
    on November 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Brominated organic chemicals, man-made chemical compounds added to many consumer products to make them less flammable, have raised numerous health and environmental concerns in recent years. An EU-funded project is evaluating a commercially ready tool to test for the presence of these harmful substances and prevent them from affecting ecosystems and human health. […]

  • Research Headlines - How good gut health benefits mind and body
    on October 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

    EU-funded researchers have achieved a deeper understanding of how microbes in the gut can influence energy balance and behaviour. This could lead to new ways of tackling weight gain, eating disorders and even psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression. […]