May 2011

“Brussels in Brief”:
Highlights on EU policies and funding programmes related to the knowledge-based economy: The “Lisbon Strategy”

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  • General EU Information

    General EU Information

    • European Parliament

      2011-05-09 - 2011-05-12 - Plenary Session - Strasbourg

      The commemoration of May 9th as Europe Day, the EU's new status at the United Nations, the upcoming International Day against Homophobia on May 17th and the EP's condemnation of an execution in Gaza were the issues highlighted by Parliament's President Jerzy Buzek at the opening of this week's plenary session in Strasbourg.

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  • EU policies and funding programmes for Research, Innovation, Training and Competitiveness

    EU policies and funding programmes for Research, Innovation, Training and Competitiveness

    • Research Policy

      • European Research and Innovation projects
        • ICT
          2011-05-20 - EU project to develop tool to fight asthma and pulmonary disease

          Researchers and industry experts in Europe have joined forces to deliver an innovative tool targeting the well-being of sufferers of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The project, called AIRPROM, kicked off in early 2011 and will last for five years. AIRPROM ('Airway disease predicting outcomes through patient specific computational modelling') is backed with EUR 11.7 million under the 'Information and communication technologies' (ICT) Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-30 - Researchers make new ground in remote quantum entanglement

          European researchers have made new ground in the field of quantum mechanical entanglement of remote quantum systems. The team, from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany, was able to demonstrate how two remote atomic quantum systems can be prepared in a shared 'entangled' state. This means that one system is a single atom trapped in an optical resonator, and the other one is a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) consisting of hundreds of thousands of ultracold atoms. A milestone in quantum network development has been reached as a result of the hybrid system of two remote, entangled, stationary nodes the team generated as part of the study, which was given a boost of EUR 5.3 million as part of the AQUTE ('Atomic quantum technologies') project funded under the 'Information and communication technologies' Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-30 - EU-funded project to deliver innovative Internet architecture model

          The Internet has revolutionised how people do business, how we communicate and interact. But more change is coming... EU-funded researchers and industrialists from Europe have joined forces to bring the Internet and everyday objects together, resulting in headache-free activities and our improved well-being. The IOT-A ('Internet of things architecture') project is backed with almost EUR 12 million under the 'Information and communication technologies' (ICT) Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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        • Health
          2011-05-03 - New research works towards early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease

          An international team of researchers has moved forward the development of diagnostic biomarkers for degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's. The team, made up of researchers from Lithuania, Russia and Sweden, investigated how a simple blood test that measures antibodies which cause the disease could help bring about earlier diagnosis. At the onset of Parkinson's disease the human body generates antibodies to combat the amyloid-producing protein alpha synuclein. By finding out more about how these antibodies work, the team hope to see earlier diagnosis that will in turn enable treatment to be carried out at a stage when the disease is most responsive to intervention, i.e. the period when the greatest number of nerve cells are being damaged or dying.

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          2011-05-03 - Scientists show disparity in stroke death rate in Europe and Central Asia

          New international research shows that there is a growing discrepancy between countries in Europe and Central Asia concerning the number of people who die from stroke. Presented in the journal European Heart Journal, the findings reveal that the rate of stroke death has been dropping in Western European nations since the late 1990s but has been rising in Central Asia and Eastern Europe including Kazakhstan, Poland and Russia.

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          2011-05-04 - Putting the lid on malaria

          Scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States continue the good fight against malaria by working on control measures for mosquitoes that transmit this deadly disease. They say they can introduce a number of genetic alterations into extensive laboratory mosquito populations over the span of a few generations using a tiny number of modified mosquitoes. Their work is presented in the journal Nature.

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          2011-05-05 - Autism: more adults going undiagnosed

          The majority of adult autism sufferers from England in the United Kingdom go undiagnosed and are completely in the dark about having the condition, according to new European research. The study, published in the journal General Psychiatry, also found that autism is more common in males, those without higher education, and those who live in social housing. The research, carried out by researchers from the United Kingdom, used data from a 2007 general population survey of autism in adulthood carried out by the team. This took the form of a two-phase epidemiological survey of 618 people.

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          2011-05-05 - Bacteria and antibiotic resistance: the role of IncP-1 plasmids

          Scientists in Sweden have discovered that the part of bacterial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that frequently carries antibiotic resistance has the capacity to move between several types of bacteria and adapt to widely differing bacterial species. The findings, which are presented in the journal Nature Communications, shed light on how IncP-1 plasmids can boost the potential for gene spreading. Medical advances are providing more and better treatment for people who need it. But an increasing number of bacteria are also becoming resistant to our common antibiotics. Adding to this problem is the fact that more and more such bacteria are becoming resistant to all antibiotics available on the market. Experts call this problem 'multi-resistance'. They consider multi-resistance as being one of the most major future threats to public health.

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          2011-05-06 - Scientists piece together stress puzzle

          EU-funded researchers have linked a previously unknown pathway in the brain to our response to stress, fuelling our understanding of the role 'brain chemistry' plays in how we react to highly stressful and traumatic events. Presented in the journal Nature, the research was funded in part by the BRAIN AND ANXIETY and GENADDICT projects under the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). BRAIN AND ANXIETY ('Neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety: interactions between proteases and extra-cellular milieu') was backed with a Marie Curie Excellence Grant worth EUR 1.72 million and GENADDICT ('Genomics, mechanisms and treatment of addiction') received EUR 8.1 million under the 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health' Thematic area. The findings could help foster the treatment and prevention of stress-related psychiatric disorders.

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          2011-05-10 - Researchers reveal gene and magnesium deficiency link

          Scientists in Europe, led by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany, have found a link between genes and magnesium deficiency. Presented in the journal American Journal of Human Genetics, the study could lead to the development of new treatments for genetically triggered magnesium deficiencies. The research was funded in part by the EUNEFRON ('European network for the study of orphan nephropathies') project, which has clinched almost EUR 3 million under the Health Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to probe the natural history and pathophysiology of rare inherited diseases affecting key structures of the kidney.

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          2011-05-12 - Urea cycle behind evolutionary success of diatoms

          Despite their ubiquity and diverse roles, marine diatoms, the main component of phytoplankton found in abundance in the ocean and thus the basis of the marine food chain, remain a mystery. Recently, an EU-funded international consortium of scientists has discovered that at least one diatom species, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, uses a molecular pathway previously found only in mammals: the urea cycle. Their research, published in the journal Nature on May 12, was funded in part by the 'Understanding diatom biology by functional genomics approaches' (DIATOMICS) project which received EUR 1.8 million under the 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health' Thematic area of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

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          2011-05-12 - 'Virtual' patient-support groups: use with caution

          How we seek advice when faced with difficult and troubling problems has changed thanks to the Internet, and this is particularly true for those diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions such as prostate cancer. New research from a team of German scientists has investigated these new patterns of communication by analysing how patients with prostate cancer interacted online. Their findings, published in the journal British Journal of Urology (BJU) International, were based on an analysis of 501 threads posted during a 32-month period on Germany's largest prostate cancer forum, run by an umbrella group of organisations related to the disease.

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          2011-05-13 - Cell viscosity research improves our knowledge of cancer cells

          EU-funded researchers from Germany and Poland have made some groundbreaking discoveries about cell cytoplasm viscosity, which could further our knowledge of the cytoplasm of cancer cells. Led by researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS), the team was supported in part by an Innovative Economy grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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          2011-05-13 - Scientists find link between cell migration and cancer metastasis

          A two-man research team at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the United States has discovered how cells migrate in the developing brain and how other types of cells may travel inside the body. Part of this study was backed with a Marie Curie Fellowship grant via the EU. Presented in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the results could provide major insight into neurological development and help elucidate cancer metastasis.

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          2011-05-16 - Researchers offer hope to prolapse sufferers

          Scientists in Scandinavia have found a new way to treat sufferers of pelvic organ prolapse. Presented in the New England Journal of Medicine, their study reveals that the use of synthetic mesh can have a more beneficial effect on patients than traditional surgery. The team, led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, says synthetic mesh not only restores genital anatomy but can also provide more efficient symptom relief.

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          2011-05-17 - Scientists find connection between DNA region and depression

          Scientists from King's College London in the United Kingdom have found a 'glitch' in human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that may increase people's chances of suffering from depression. This was one of two independent studies targeting the link between genes and depression. The results, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, could help researchers develop better treatments to fight this debilitating disorder.

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          2011-05-18 - New research highlights hormone's role in stroke recovery

          European researchers have discovered that having high levels of a hormone that is associated with the growth hormone system can significantly benefit recovery after a stroke. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the team from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden show how patients with high levels of the hormone IGF-I can recover better during the later phases of rehabilitation after a stroke.

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          2011-05-19 - Innovative device offers earlier breast-cancer detection

          A team of EU-funded researchers has developed a new type of mammogram technique using molecular imaging which could help detect breast cancer earlier. The technique was researched as part of the MAMMI (Mammography with molecular imaging) project which received EUR 2.5 million in funding under the 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health' Thematic area of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

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          2011-05-19 - Scientists find intestinal bacteria divided into enterotypes

          An international team of scientists has discovered that the human's intestinal bacteria can be split into three main groups known as enterotypes. Presented in the journal Nature, the study highlights how intestinal bacteria in each enterotype arrange themselves into stable and distinct clusters with common features. These findings, which could lead to better information for people in need of medical or dietary help, are an outcome of the METAHIT ('Metagenomics of the human intestinal tract') project, which clinched EUR 11.4 million under the Health Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-23 - New fast-working microscope to tackle melanoma

          A team of German researchers has developed a new type of microscope that could help us better understand skin conditions like melanoma. The team, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena, Germany, ascertain that the new device can produce high-resolution images of skin areas of any size, unlike conventional microscopes that are restricted to producing images of one small area at a time.

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          2011-05-24 - How the cells inside us like to dance

          The exact science of how cells move about within the body has long been a mystery, but new research from an international team of scientists showing that cells like to move about as if part of a dance troop goes some way to filling in these blanks. The team, made up of researchers from Spain and the United States, investigated the physical forces that determine how cells migrate. Their findings, presented in the journal Nature Materials, show that these patterns of migration are both coordinated and chaotic, meaning that at first glance it can appear as if the cells are dancing as if in a ballroom, and at the same time like they are in a 'mosh pit'.

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        • Environment
          2011-05-03 - Study sheds light on ecological ties of whales and krill

          The Antarctic Peninsula is home to many predators that chase Antarctic krill (Euphausia superb), a species found in the Southern Ocean that resembles shrimp-like invertebrates and lives in swarms. But information about the ecological ties of whales and krill and reports of 'super-aggregations' of krill have been lacking in the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) ... until now. A Franco-American research team has discovered an extremely high density of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding on a super-aggregation of Antarctic krill. Presented in the journal PLoS ONE, it is the largest aggregation of krill reported in over two decades, and the highest density of humpback whales ever documented.

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          2011-05-04 - Cape Region's flourishing flora due to soil diversity

          The Cape Region on the south-western tip of Africa has long been heralded as a place blooming with flowers and plants, and now an international team of EU-funded scientists has uncovered the reason behind the region's flourishing flora. It seems this remarkable plant diversity occurs as a result of the large range of different soils present in the region, according to the team of scientists from the Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Published in the journal Systematic Biology, the study, which was given a boost from the project HOTSPOTS ('Understanding and conserving Earth biodiversity hotspots'), funded in part under the Marie Curie Actions thematic area of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), outlines the scale of the Cape Region's flora.

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          2011-05-04 - How extinct marine lizard reveals endogenous proteins from within

          A team of scientists in Sweden has found a fossil of a giant, extinct marine lizard (mosasaur) dating back to the Late Cretaceous period, around 100 to 65 million years ago. But what is unique about this research is that they succeeded in finding authentic remains of an animal that no longer walks on this earth ... embedded in stone. Presented in the journal Public library of Science (PLoS) ONE, the results provide insight into how the recovered biomolecules are primary and not contaminants from bacterial biofilms or collagen-like protein.

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          2011-05-10 - Plants have immune systems too!

          Whilst we might be well aware of the presence of the human immune system, it now appears that plants have their very own extensive defence strategies in place as well. In a study published in Science Express, researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States have identified for the first time how a network of soil microbes can work together to fend off plant-killing pathogens.

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          2011-05-11 - Scientists sequence tropical marine organism genome

          German and American researchers have successfully sequenced the genome of Lyngbya majuscula (L. majuscula), a tropical marine organism able to generate substances that can be used in the treatment of human disorders including neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. The study is presented in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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          2011-05-11 - How green is your coffee?

          European researchers have found that the choice of coffee itself is the main factor determining how environmentally friendly your morning cup is. While some might spend time ensuring the machine or the capsules they use are up to their green standards, in reality the real key to an ecological cup is in the beans. The team, from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) in Switzerland, investigated various capsule systems and fully automatic machines as well as filter and soluble coffee-making techniques; pulling all this information together into a life-cycle analysis, they concluded that regardless of how it is prepared, the coffee itself is what makes the difference.

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          2011-05-11 - CAREX delivers roadmap on life in extreme environments

          An over 200-strong team of scientists from Europe and abroad joined forces to deliver a roadmap spotlighting extreme environments and life found there. An outcome of the CAREX ('Coordination action for research activities on life in extreme environments') project, which ran from 2008 to 2010, the roadmap provides us with key clues about life thriving in our planet's oceans, the Polar regions and deserts. CAREX clinched EUR 1.2 million under the Environment Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-12 - When plants spin off new species

          Contrary to what most people may think, the speciation rates of plants are not linked to the first development of a novel physical trait or mechanism. New international research shows that plants fiddle around with their performance and configuration before setting out to create better versions of themselves. The findings are presented in the journal American Journal of Botany. Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) in Germany, along with colleagues from Brown University and Yale University in the United States, succeeded in reconstructing the phylogeny - the history of organismal lineages as they change through time - for plants. By reconstructing the tree of life, the German and American researchers shed new light on the evolutionary process.

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          2011-05-13 - Waves and the perception power of seals

          If you ever thought that murky waters would stop seals in their (hunting) tracks, think again. Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) extend their vibration-sensitive whiskers to find food when their vision is obstructed. But can these mammals differentiate objects that pass them? Scientists from the University of Rostock in Germany shed new light on the ability of harbour seals to distinguish between the wakes (the trails of water disturbance) generated by objects that differ in both size and shape. The findings of the study are presented in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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          2011-05-16 - Oxygenation and life in the Baltic Sea

          Can you bring something back from the dead? Scientists in Sweden say that if it's at the bottom of the sea and oxygenation is present, you can. Oxygenation gives ecosystems the boost they need to come to life and helps nature deal with eutrophication, the bloom of phytoplankton in water. University of Gothenburg researchers carried out pilot studies in two Swedish fjords and determined that pumping oxygen-rich surface water down to the bottom of the sea gave them the results they were searching for. The team is now gearing up to test a large wind-driven pump in open water in the Baltic Sea.

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          2011-05-17 - Math model offers clues into ecosystem activity

          New research from Spain reveals that species are to ecosystems as cells are to the human body. The researchers developed a mathematical model that recreates the behaviour of an ecosystem, helping them assess the dynamics and reactions of an ecosystem in various situations. The ecosystem forms a permanent entity while the entities that form the ecosystem are in flux. The model is presented in the Journal of Theoretical Biology.

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          2011-05-18 - Clipping wings when volcanoes erupt

          Air transport officials launched a no-fly zone when Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano reared its ugly head last year. But was the move justified? Flying through an ash cloud would have been a dangerous manoeuvre, if not deadly. This is where a team of researchers comes in.Scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the University of Iceland have created a protocol to give traffic authorities the help they need to quickly determine if planes should be grounded when ash threatens airspace safety. The results of the study are presented in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).

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          2011-05-23 - Give spiders a break!

          Spiders may be robust, and some may even be agile hunters, but they can be stopped in their tracks by their ... two-legged enemies. New research from Spain shows that arachnids are affected by changes to their environment that are triggered by human activity. The findings of the study are presented in the journal Biological Conservation. Investigating if spiders have the capacity to put up with human impact compared to other animals, the researchers from King Juan Carlos University (URJC) found that they cannot.

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          2011-05-24 - EU project spotlights CO2 storage in marine ecosystems

          Making the geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) environmentally safe is high on the EU agenda. Officials, researchers and industrialists are targeting the implementation of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in the region. The question, however, is what are the short and long-term impacts of CO2 storage on marine ecosystems? The ECO2 ('Sub-seabed CO2 storage: impact on marine ecosystems') project, backed with EUR 10.5 million under the OCEAN budget line of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), is set to provide the answers.

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          2011-05-24 - Saving wild asses from extinction

          Modern horses and donkeys are the descendents of the wild ass, which is now in danger of extinction. Pressure to save the wild ass intensifies as human activities like habitat destruction and hunting continue. Scientists led by the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna in Austria have investigated the factors involved in the loss of the species. Presented in the journal Biological Conservation, the study tackles the question of how to protect this species' survival.

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          2011-05-25 - Scientists investigate an innovative protein family in plants

          A team of European researchers has succeeded in revealing how a family of proteins work, which until now remained a mystery, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. By using the plant thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), the team was able to show how these proteins are essential for building watertight micro-nets at the root of the plant. This allows the plant to filter nutrients from the soil and protect itself from dangerous microorganisms. Scientists from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland came together to work on the study, which was funded in part by the PLANT-MEMB-TRAFF ('Plant endomembrane trafficking in physiology and development') project, which received a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant worth EUR 1 199 889 under the 'Ideas' Theme area of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-26 - Ecosystems and climate-change activity

          An international team of scientists led by the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) in Germany has discovered that the impact of climate change gets a big boost from highly complex interactions in ecosystems within a relatively short period of time. The results of this study, published in the journal Advances in Marine Biology, will help piece together the puzzle of how inhabitants of the sea fight changes to our planet.

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          2011-05-26 - Environment: New maps give Europeans close-up picture of air pollution from diffuse sources

          The Europe-wide register aims to help Europeans actively engage in decisions affecting the environment. New online maps published today by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in close cooperation with the Joint Research Centre, the Commission's in-house science service, allow citizens for the first time to pinpoint the main diffuse sources of air pollution, such as transport and aviation. The new set of 32 maps shows where certain pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter are released. It complements existing data on emissions from individual industrial plants from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).

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          2011-05-27 - The ageing effects of birds

          Contrary to popular belief, wild birds do in fact age before they die. This is the finding of a new study from Spain and Mexico, presented in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Led by the University of Vigo in Spain, the study spotlighted ageing of the blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) in terms of the bird's capacity to live and reproduce. For the longest time, researchers believed that wild animals died before they had a chance to get old. 'It was always thought that senescence (approaching an advanced age) was something particular to humans and domestic animals, because we have an extended life expectancy,' the Scientific Information and News Service (SINC) quotes Alberto Velando, a researcher at the Ecology and Animal Biology Department of the University of Vigo, as saying. 'Senescence exists in wild animals' reproduction and living capacity.'

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          2011-05-31 - Ash plume analysis reveals surprising results

          When the eruption of Iceland's now infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull brought an uncharacteristically peaceful silence to European flight paths in April 2010, the science world turned its attention to volcanic gas and its effects, and new European research reveals some surprising facts about the ash plume. The research, conducted by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, found that the ash plume contained not only the common volcanic gas sulfur dioxide, but also free chlorine radicals. Chlorine radicals are extremely reactive and even tiny amounts that can have a profound impact on local atmospheric chemistry.

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        • Agriculture
          2011-05-06 - EU project spotlights better health for longer living

          Medical, technological and educational advances are providing Europeans with a new boost for life. Standards of living are better than ever and people are living longer. The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) says we can expect to live up to 78 years of age compared to the 72 years recorded in the 1980s. But Europeans are also living to just over 60 years without poor health or disabilities affecting their daily routines, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report 'Health at a Glance: Europe 2010'. The question is: can people live healthier for longer? A new EU-funded project is set to find out. NU-AGE ('New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of elderly population for a healthy ageing in Europe') has clinched EUR 9 million under the 'Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology' (KBBE) Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), and is aiming to counteract both the cognitive and physical decline suffered by the elderly. Experts point out that the number of Europeans aged 65 and over is growing, and predict that this figure will reach 40?% of the general population in less than 19 years. Preventing age-related disease will also help burn fewer holes in our medical and social pockets.

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          2011-05-23 - BIOTRACER model tackles Salmonella

          Protecting consumers from contaminated foods is one of the most important objectives of the EU. Helping drive this effort is the BIOTRACER ('Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and their substances in food and feed chains') project, which received EUR 11 million under the 'Food quality and safety' Thematic area of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) to probe the main sources of contamination.

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          2011-05-26 - Plant life is under threat, but how do we know?

          To date, plant species are considered to be at risk of extinction if they inhabit a limited geographical area and have a small population size. But thanks to a new study of a range of plant specimens from South Africa and the United Kingdom, an international consortium of biologists have shown that these criteria wrongly categorise species as at risk when they are newly arrived in an area. Published in the journal PLoS Biology on 4 May, the study has been partially funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and co-led by Professor Vincent Savolainen, who holds a joint post in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London and Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom.

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          2011-05-26 - New EU-funded project set to improve the competitiveness of the Austrian and Hungarian poultry industries

          The poultry industry in both Austria and Hungary is set to be given a boost, thanks to a new EU-funded project. The aim is to establish a knowledge centre to foster the activities of businesses in the border region, to improve their efficiency and ensure the production of safe poultry products, which will help both countries face up to the challenges the industry is facing. The project, which will last for 3 years, is titled Centre of Excellence for Poultry (CEPO) and received EUR 820,000 in funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The two research institutions involved are the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna in Austria and the University of Pannonia in Hungary.

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        • Nanosciences
          2011-05-05 - New 10-year, billion-euro plan for graphene

          Graphene, a new substance coming from the world of atomic scale manipulation of matter, could be the wonder material of the 21st century. Discovering just how important this material will be for information and communication technologies (ICTs) is the main focus of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Coordination Action GRAPHENE-CA, funded under the 'Ideas' Theme.

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          2011-05-17 - Super lasers in Europe? You bet

          Gaining and maintaining a strong foothold in the European and global technology markets is high on the EU agenda. Helping meet this goal is the ELI ('Extreme light infrastructure') project, which clinched EUR 6 million under the Research Infrastructures budget line of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to build a laser of intensity sufficient to rip photons into electron-positron pairs. A total of four initial high-powered lasers will be built in eastern Europe; three will be built initially, with the fourth one scheduled for a later date. The first super laser, to be located near the Czech capital city of Prague, will achieve exawatt class, making it around 100 times more powerful than what is currently available.

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          2011-05-20 - Robots show the evolution of altruism

          Scientists in Switzerland have pieced together the puzzle on the evolution of unselfish behaviour. They simulated genetic evolution over hundreds of generations by using simple robots, providing evidence of kin selection. Presented in the journal PLoS Biology, the study was backed in part by the EU projects ECAGENTS and SWARMANOID with a combined funding of EUR 6.8 million.

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          2011-05-25 - Scientists design 3D thin-film silicon solar-cells with better efficiency potential

          Thin-film solar cells without added silicon 'bulk' is the new creation of Czech and Swiss researchers and industry actors, who worked together to deliver a product that could deliver greater efficiency. The study was funded in part by the N2P ('Flexible production technologies and equipment based on atmospheric pressure plasma processing for 3D [three-dimensional] nano structured surfaces') project, which has clinched EUR 7.4 million under the 'Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies' (NMP) Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The design is presented in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

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          2011-05-27 - Scientists discover electron's spherical shape

          The most accurate measurement yet of the electron has been made by a team of European researchers, and the results reveal it is surprisingly spherical. Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom present their findings following an experiment that lasted over a decade. The results reveal how the electron just misses being categorised as perfectly round by less than 0.000000000000000000000000001 cm. The team ascertain that if we were able to magnify an electron to the size of the solar system, it would appear perfectly spherical to the human eye within the width of a human hair.

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          2011-05-31 - Researchers develop novel method for silk thread unravelling

          Scientists led by Oxford University in the United Kingdom have discovered that a layer of mineral calcium oxalate covers the surfaces of wild cocoons, making unravelling a complex process. Removal of this layer facilitates the unreeling of cocoons into long strands of silk comparable to those derived from the domesticated mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori, B. mori). The research was funded in part by the SABIP ('Silks as biomimetic ideals for polymers) project, which has clinched a European Research Council (ERC) grant worth almost EUR 2.3 million under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Presented in the journal Biomacromolecules, the findings could lead to the development of new silk industries in Asia, Africa and South America, areas where wild silkworm numbers are in abundance.

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        • Space
          2011-05-06 - All 27 Member States in on geohazards project

          The impact of geohazards such as flooding and volcanoes on our everyday lives will soon be better understood, thanks to a new EU-funded project involving all 27 Member States, which has just got up and running. 'PANGEO' (Enabling access to geological information in support of Global Monitoring for Environment & Security (GMES)), which received funding to the tune of EUR 2.5 million under the 'Space' Thematic area of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), will work towards the pooling of European geological data to form an information portal for public policymakers. Led by satellite mapping specialists Fugro NPA in the United Kingdom, the PANGEO project kicked off in February 2011; the next 3 years will see contributions from and cooperation between 37 partners across the entire European Union.

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          2011-05-16 - Crystalline ice covers dwarf-planet Haumea

          New findings from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have shown that the fifth dwarf planet of the Solar System, Haumea, is covered in crystalline water-ice which makes it shine in the darkness of space. Haumea, which was discovered in 2005, is a small and mysterious planet that moves beyond the orbit of Neptune. It is shaped like a flattened rugby ball and is approximately 2,000 km long. It can spin once around its axis in less than four hours and has one of the fastest rotation speeds in the Solar System. One of five dwarf planets in the Solar System alongside Pluto, Haumea was named after the goddess of fertility and birth from Hawaiian mythology.

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          2011-05-18 - Sophisticated technology reveals potentially habitable exoplanet

          Scientists in France have succeeded in identifying the first potentially habitable exoplanet using a sophisticated computing model. Presented in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the Gliese 581d planet orbits a red dwarf star; its surface is covered in liquid water, its atmosphere is stable and its temperatures are comfortable. And it's only some 20 light years from Earth. The research was funded in part by the E3ARTHS ('Exoplanets and early earth atmospheric research: theories and simulations') project, which received a European Research Council grant worth EUR 720,000 under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-19 - Listening to the Universe

          On 20 May 2011, European scientists present a new research infrastructure that will bring Europe to the forefront of the most promising development in our quest to understand the origin of the universe. United in their efforts to detect these ripples in space and time, the scientists' work will be showcased at the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) in Pisa, Italy. 'After a three-year study, involving more than 200 scientists in Europe and across the world, we are pleased to present the design study for the Einstein Telescope, which paves the way for unveiling a hidden side of the universe,' said Harald Lück, deputy scientific coordinator of the Einstein Telescope design study. The European Commission has allocated EUR 3 million under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) through the 'Research Infrastructures' Action of the 'Capacities' Programme for preliminary studies for the development of the Einstein Telescope, a third-generation gravitational wave detector. These define the specifications for the required site and infrastructure, the necessary technologies and estimated costs.

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          2011-05-20 - Ten previously undiscovered planets found floating in the Milky Way

          Astronomers have discovered 10 new Jupiter-sized planets floating in interstellar space - far from the light of any nearby parent star. The discovery was made by an international team of EU-funded researchers conducting a planetary microlensing survey of the Milky Way galaxy. The study, carried out by astronomers from Chile, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, was funded in part by the OGLEIV (Optical gravitational lensing experiment: new frontiers in observational astronomy ') project, which received a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant worth EUR 2.5 million under the 'Ideas' Thematic area of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-30 - Saturn and the swirling, massive storm

          Since December 2010, astronomers have been keeping an eye on a massive storm encircling Saturn, the renowned planet with rings that is 10 times bigger than Earth. Saturn, say the experts, has an atmosphere that is relatively calm. But every 30 years or so, the giant planet is impacted by a stirring so deep that it triggers much disturbance. Researchers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and NASA have measured the storm's effects clocking in at 600 kilometres (km) into the stratosphere. The findings are published in the journal Science. The astronomers initially used NASA's Cassini spacecraft to detect the storm five months ago and then the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) array in Chile, together with the 'Composite InfraRed Spectrometer' (CIRS) instrument on Cassini, to reveal in detail the fast-moving northern-hemisphere storm. Thunderstorms on Earth meanwhile do not encircle our planet and they usually never surpass 20 km. It should be noted that amateur astronomers also tracked the storm last December.

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        • Socio-economic sciences and Humanities
          2011-05-10 - Study sheds new light on Neanderthals' demise

          Scientists in Ireland and Russia have discovered that Neanderthals probably died earlier than what is commonly believed. Presented in the journal PNAS Online Early Edition, the study puts a new spin on the theory that ties between Neanderthals and modern humans existed for thousands of years. The finding suggests that interactions between them were neither unrestricted nor long-lasting; it is likely that Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed for just a few hundred years. It could even be possible that Neanderthals in some areas became extinct before anatomically modern humans emigrated from Africa.

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          2011-05-25 - Scientists find genetic link to subjective alcohol effects

          Most people are aware that people are at a higher risk of suffering from alcoholism when they have a close relative who also has alcohol problems. However, no one has been able to shed some light on this issue... until now. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have found that people who have a close relative who is an alcoholic react more positively to alcohol than other people. Published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the study focused on a large group of people who have a close relative with type I alcoholism. Most studies in the past investigated more limited populations such as sons of alcoholic fathers.

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          2011-05-27 - Why our brains sense Barbie doll-size experience

          What would you think if you woke up one morning and imagined that your body had shrunk down to a doll's size? You might think that you were your normal size but everyone else was huge, or that you were tiny. So the question is: how does our body size affect how we see our world? Researchers in Sweden tackled this question and got results. Published in the journal PLoS ONE, the study was funded in part by a European Research Council (ERC) grant under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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          2011-05-31 - Babies and their minds

          Babies are unique creatures. Despite their very young age, they understand the basic rules of the physical world like the fact that objects cannot 'teleport' from one area to another. Now an international team of scientists has taken their exceptionality even further, showing how babies have the ability to form sophisticated expectations of how new situations develop. The study, published in the journal Science, was funded in part by the Marie Curie Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self (DISCOS) Research Training Network, under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

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      • Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development 2007- 2013 (FP7)
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          Become an expert evaluator for FP7

          The website to register as an expert for research activities is available on CORDIS. The call for experts is open both for individuals and for organisations.

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          2011-05-02 - Future EU research and innovation funding: consultation showing broad support for Commission ideas

          Researchers and entrepreneurs across the EU welcome the Commission's concept of a Common Strategic Framework for future EU research and innovation funding. This is the interim conclusion based on over 470 responses received so far to the consultation launched by the Commission with its February 2011 Green Paper. Nearly all respondents stress the importance of simplifying procedures for applying for funding and accounting for its use. The Common Strategic Framework will cover funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research (FP7), the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) (IP/11/138 and MEMO/11/76). Over 420 completed online questionnaires have so far been received and over 50 position papers have been posted and can be read online by anyone interested. Many more responses are expected as stakeholders still have until 20 May 2011 to respond. 28 500 people from 134 countries have visited the consultation web site: http://ec.europa.eu/research/csfri/index_en.cfm.

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          2011-05-03 - Three new EU research infrastructures on biological sciences will help tackle climate change, disease and threats to food supply

          Research Ministers and the European Commission have given the green light to three new pan-European biological science research infrastructures. These extensive new facilities will help boost research and innovation on key societal challenges such as climate change, health and maintaining sufficient supplies of high quality food. The three projects will draw on resources pooled between various Member States and on EU funding. Once complete, they will be open for use by researchers from across the EU and in some cases beyond. France will coordinate an infrastructure for studying how ecosystems respond to environment and land-use changes. The United Kingdom will lead in setting up an infrastructure on systems biology with applications expected in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and agricultural sectors. The third new infrastructure, to be developed in France and Germany, will significantly enhance pan-European access to viruses, bacteria and fungi needed for research on infections affecting humans and crops, as well as for research on bio-security. These infrastructures are part of the updated Roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) issued today. The overall investment for their construction is about € 0.7 billion.

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        • European Technology Platforms
          Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT)

          No events planned

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          Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE)

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          European Technology Platform for Wind Energy (TPWind)

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          European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - InfoIndustrial Technologies 2014
          16-17 April 2014, Turin - A&T 2014: Innovative Technologies and Services for design, manufacturing and testing
          5-6 May 2014, Freiburg - MicroTEC Südwest Clusterkonferenz 2014
          7 May 2014, Lisbon - 1st Workshop on M2M Solutions and Services
          5-6 June 2014, Prague - EURIPIDES Prague Forum 2014
          11-13 June 2014, Vienna - pHealth 2014 - 11th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health
          23-24 June 2014, Berlin - AMAA 2014: 18th International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications "Smart Systems for Safe, Clean and Automated Vehicles"
          23-25 June 2014, Bremen - Actuator 2014: 14th International Conference on New Actuators and 8th Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems
          1-2 July 2014, Dortmund - Smart SysTech 2014: European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies
          2-4 July 2014, Birmingham - esIoT-2014: 3rd International Workshop on Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things
          2-4 July 2014, Bremen - SysInt 2014 - 2nd International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence: New Challenges for Product and Production Engineering
          8-11 July 2014, Besançon - AIM 2014, IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics "From Smart Systems to Smart Matters"
          7-10 September 2014, Warsaw - Workshop on Trends and Applications in Intelligent Environments (TAIE'14)
          22-24 September 2014, Marseille - M2M Innovation World Congress 2014
          23-25 September 2014, Darmstadt - MSE 2014: International Conference Materials Science Engineering
          24-26 September 2014, Turin - EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum & Engagement Day 2014
          11-14 November 2014, Munich - Electronica 2014: 26th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications

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          European Technology Platform Food for Life (Food)

          No events planned.

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          Forest Based Sector Technology Platform (Forestry)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies 2014 conference & exhibition
          29-30 April 2014, Santander - FOREST EUROPE Workshop on Green Economy and Social Aspects of SFM
          6 May 2014, Berlin - DEMOWOOD Final Conference
          8-9 May 2014, Vienna - EARTO Annual Conference
          15-18 May 2014, Lecce - European Biotechnology Congress
          20-21 May 2014, Munich - Symposium Innovative Packaging
          21-26 June 2014, Copenaghen - EuroScience Open Forum 2014
          23-26 June 2014, Hamburg - 22nd European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
          10-12 September 2014, Bilbao - EFI 2014 Annual Conference
          15-18 September 2014, Helsinki - Bioenergy from Forest Conference
          17-18 September 2014, Freiburg - COOL Conference (Competing uses Of forest Land Project)
          23-26 September 2014, Gerardmer - 5th Forest Engineering Conference & 47th International Symposium on Forestry
          29 September-01 October 2014, Bologna - LET's 2014 - Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal Challenges
          7-9 October 2014, Reims - EFIB 2014
          17-20 November 2014, Brussels - 6th European Innovation Summit

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          Embedded Computing Systems (ARTEMIS)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies
          14-17 April 2014, Berlin - CPS Week 2014
          14 April 2014, Berlin - WORKSHOP:CPS 20 years from now - visions and challenges
          23-24 April 2014, Monaco - Celtic-Plus Event 2014
          19-20 June 2014, Istanbul - Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop
          10-12 September 2014, Florence - SAFECOMP 2014
          23-25 September 2014, Amsterdam - ITEA PO Days

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          Nanoelectronics Technologies 2020 (ENIAC)

          10-11 April 2014, Paris - Journées Industrielles « NANOMATÉRIAUX »
          13-16 May 2014, Gaithersburg - The Tenth International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation (INC 10)
          19-20 June 2014, Istanbul - Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop
          23-24 June 2014, Grenoble - CATRENE DTC (European Nanoelectronics Design Technology Conference)
          25-26 June 2014, Grenoble - Leti Days (applied research in the fields of microelectronics, IT and technology for health care and other areas)
          22-26 September 2014, Venice - 40th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (Esscirc) & 44th European Solid-State Device Conference (Essderc 2014)
          7-9 October 2014, Grenoble - SEMICON Europa 2014
          5-7 November 2014, Brno - NANOCON

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          European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC)

          14-17 April 2014, Paris - 5th Edition of TRA 2014
          17 June 2014, Brussels - ERRAC Steering Committee

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          European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC)

          14 April 2014, Paris - TRA 2014 Conference
          20 May 2014, Brussels - ERTRAC Steering Group
          5 June 2014, Brussels - ERTRAC Plenary
          7 October 2014, Brussels - ERTRAC Plenary

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          European Space Technology Platform (ESTP)

          No events planned

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          European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP)

          No events planned.

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          European Technology Platform for the Electricity Networks of the Future (SmartGrids)

          No events planned.

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          Future Manufacturing Technologies (MANUFUTURE)

          No events planned.

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          European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Euratex)

          22-23 April 2014, Moscow - “LEGPROMFORUM-2014” - 1st INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF LIGHT UNDUSTRY
          8-9 May 2014, Istanbul - 7th International Instanbul Fashion Conference
          14-16 May 2014, Brugges - 6th European Conference on Protective Clothing
          5 June 2014, Brussels - Textile and Clothing International Conference
          10-12 September 2014, Austria - 53rd Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress
          24-26 September 2014, Barcelona - OUTLOOK 2014 - The World's premier Personal Care Products Conference
          29 September-1 October 2014, Medellin - 30th IAF World Fashion Convention
          1-2 October 2014, Berlin - FILTREX Europe 2014, your Filtration Conference & Exhibition
          4-6 November 2014, Istanbul - Messe Frankfurt announces the launch of Texworld
          18 November 2014, Brussels - 3rd EURATEX CONVENTION
          18-19 November 2014, Brussels - 3rd PPE Lead Market Conference 2014
          4-7 May 2015, Franckfurt - Texprocess 2015

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          Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH)

          No events planned.

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          Industrial Safety ETP (IndustrialSafety)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - ETPIS at the Industrial Technologies 2014 Conference 
          13-16 April 2014, Bologna - 6th International Conference on Safety & Environment in Process & Power Industry
          24-27 August 2014, Frankfurt - XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014
          30 September-3 October 2014, Glasgow - WOS2014 "Learning from the past to shape a safer future"
          1 October 2014, Berlin - 3rd International Conference on Fires in Vehicles (FIVE)
          14-16 October 2014, Roma - 48th International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology

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          Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

          21 May 2014, Brussels - IMI Stakeholder Forum 2014

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          Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI)

          No events planned.

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          Mobile and Wireless Communications (eMobility)

          No events planned.

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          Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications (NanoMedicine)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies 2014
          23-26 April 2014, Antalya - NANOTOX 2014
          21 May 2014, Brussels - IMI Stakeholder Forum 2014
          26-30 May 2014, Lille - E-MRS Spring Meeting: Converging technology for nanobio applications
          2-4 June 2014, Munster - InfoNanobio Europe 2014
          15-19 June 2014, Tel Aviv - Summer School on Nanomedicine and Innovation
          22-25 June 2014, Basel - European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine 2014
          30 June-2 July 2014, Sydney - 5th International NanoMedicine Conference
          5-12 July 2014, Thessaloniki - NANOTEXNOLOGY 2014
          8-11 July 2014, Thessaloniki - 11th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies
          27-29 August 2014, Angers - International Meeting - Translational Nanomedicine 2014
          29 September-1 October 2014, Bologna - LET’S 2014 Conference: Leading Enabling Technologies for Societal challenges
          2-4 October 2014, Porto - 2014 Workshop: Tools and models for the translation of advanced drug delivery
          15-16 October 2014, San Sebastian - ETP Nanomedicine Annual Event 2014
          3-5 November 2014, Frankfurt - BIO-Europe 2014
          5-7 November 2014, Brno - 6th International Conference NANOCON 2014
          18-20 November 2014, Grenoble - 4th International Conference NANOSAFE 2014

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          Networked and Electronic Media (NEM)

          No events planned.

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          Networked European Software and Services Initiative (NESSI)

          24 April 2014, Brussels - ONE: Conference - Policies (R)evolution and Speeding Every European
          12-13 June 2014, Luxembourg - 5th European Summit on the Future Internet
          17-18 June 2014, London - Big Data World Congress: Discover the business value of Big Data
          10-12 September 2014, Salerno - CCPI'14: Workshop on Cloud Computing Projects and Initiatives

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          Photonics21 (Photonics)

          9-11 April 2014, Copenhagen - 6th living knowledge conference 2014
          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies 2014
          11-15 April 2014, Montpellier - ISCS 2014 and IPRM 2014
          14-17 April 2014, Brussels - SPIE Photonics Europe Conference and Exhibition
          5-9 May 2014, Baltimore - SPIE Defense and Security
          7-8 May 2014, Barcelona - Smart Lighting 2014
          7 May 2014, Aachen - EPIC EU funding session
          12-13 May 2014, Munich - Rohde & Schwarz: Broadcast and Digital Media Innovation Forum
          20-22 May 2014, Lyon - LumiBat 2014
          20-22 May 2014, Lyon - CapUrba 2014 - The city planning and innovative Urban project trade fair
          26-30 May 2014, Aveiro - International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics - AOP2014
          26-28 May 2014, Munich - LOPEC 2014: 6th International Exhibition and Conference for the Organic and Printed Electronics Industry
          2-3 June 2014, Munich - Siemens New Venture Forum Europe 2014
          9-13 June 2014, San Jose - CLEO: 2014 Laser Science to Photonic Applications
          10 June 2014, Rome - EPIC Workshop on High Resolution Imaging for Security and Defense
          18-19 June 2014, AR's-Hertogenbosch - EPIC Workshop on Photonic Integrated Circuits "Electronics - Photonics Integration and Packaging"
          18-21 June 2014, Paris - 12th European Congress on Digital Pathology
          24-26 June 2014, Nice - Next Generation Optical Networking
          2-3 July 2014, Rotterdam - EPIC Workshop on Intra-Operative Assessment of Tumor-Resection Margins
          2-8 July 2014, Barcelona - Fab10 Barcelona
          22-23 July 2014, Stuttgart - Bosch Venture Forum
          28-31 July 2014, Barcelona - Advanced Photonics
          17-21 August 2014, San Diego - SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014
          25-29 August 2014, Berlin - EPIC Entrepreneurship Week
          25-29 August 2014, Marseille - Laser-light and Interactions with Particles
          27-29 August 2014, Prague - PHOTONICS PRAGUE 2014 - 7th International Conference on Photonics, Devices and Systems
          28-30 August 2014, Vienna - OPTICS 2014 - 5th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems
          22-25 September 2014, Amsterdam - SPIE Remote Sensing 2014
          22-25 September 2014, Amsterdam - SPIE Security and Defense 2014
          30 September-2 October 2014, Bregenz - LED professional Symposium and Exhibition
          19-23 October 2014, Tucson - Frontiers in Optics 2014
          11-12 November 2014, Goteborg - Optics & Photonics
          5-6 December 2014, Lyon - Light Festival Expo 2014

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          Photovoltaics (PV Platform)

          No events planned

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          Plants for the Future (Plants)

          22-26 June 2014, Dublin - Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress

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          Robotics (EUROP)

          No events planned.

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          European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies 2014
          29-30 April 2014, London - 3rd Annual Smart to Future Cities 2014
          12 May 2014, Darmstadt - Raw Materials University Day
          14 May 2014, Brussels - CRM_InnoNet 2nd Innovation Network Workshop
          28-29 May 2014, Taragonna - 3SCICC Sustainable Chemistry Forum
          11-12 June 2014, Bruxelles - SusChem 12th Stakeholder Event - Sustainable Chemistry: At the Forefront of Innovation

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          Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNE-TP)

          9-11 April 2014, Manchester - Sustainable Nuclear Energy Conference 2014
          1-4 June 2014, Zadar - 10th International Conference on the Nuclear Option in Countries with Small and Medium Electricity Grid
          16-19 June 2014, Toronto - 5th international CANDU In-service inspection workshop and the NDT in Canada 2014 Conference
          7-11 July 2014, Prague - 22th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
          1-4 September 2014, Paris - TINCE, 2nd International Conference on Technological Innovations in Nuclear Civil Engineering
          14-16 October 2014, Paris - World Nuclear Exhibition

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          Water Supply and Sanitation Platform (WSSTP)

          No events planned.

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          Waterborne ETP (Waterborne)

          14-17 April 2014, Paris - TRA 2014 calls for competitions
          3-5 June 2014, Brussels - SG50 + MG and WTB General Assembly
          17 September 2014, Brussels - SG51+ MIRROR GROUP

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          Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants Technology Platform (ETP ZEP)

          22-24 April 2014, Stavanger 4th EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop
          28 April-1 May 2014, Pittsburgh - The Annual CCUS Conference

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          European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC)

          No events planned.

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        • Joint Technology Initiatives
          Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

          21 May 2014, Brussels - IMI Stakeholder Forum 2014

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          Embedded Computing Systems (ARTEMISA)

          7-11 April 2014, Hannover - HANNOVER Messe 2014
          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies
          14-17 April 2014, Berlin - CPS Week 2014
          14 April 2014, Berlin - WORKSHOP: 'CPS 20 years from now - visions and challenges'
          23-24 April 2014, Monaco - Celtic-Plus Event 2014
          19-20 June 2014, Istanbul - Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop
          10-12 September 2014, Florence - SAFECOMP 2014
          23-25 September 2014, Amsterdam - Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop

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          Nanoelectronics Technologies 2020 (ENIAC)

          9-11 April 2014, Athens - Industrial Technologies 2014
          10-11 April 2014, Paris - Journées Industrielles « NANOMATÉRIAUX »
          13-16 May 2014, Gaithersburg - The Tenth International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation (INC 10)
          19-20 June 2014, Istanbul - Sabanci University Microelectronics Workshop
          23-24 June 2014, Grenoble - CATRENE DTC (European Nanoelectronics Design Technology Conference)
          25-26 June 2014, Grenoble - Leti Days (applied research in the fields of microelectronics, IT and technology for health care and other areas)
          22-26 September 2014, Venice - 40th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (Esscirc) & 44th European Solid-State Device Conference (Essderc 2014)
          7-9 October 2014, Grenoble - SEMICON Europa 2014
          5-7 November 2014, Brno - NANOCON

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          Aeronautics and Air Transport (Clean Sky)

          23-25 April 2014, Prague - ASD Annual Convention
          30 April 2014, Tel Aviv - Clean Sky 2 Info Day
          22 May 2014, Berlin - Clean Sky 2 is Taking Off

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          Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (FCH)

          No events planned.

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    • Innovation policy

      2011-05-24 - Commission sets out "blueprint" for Intellectual Property Rights to boost creativity and innovation

      Intellectual property rights (IPR), which comprise patents, trademarks, designs and geographical indications, as well as copyright (authors' rights) and rights related to copyright (for performers, producers and broadcasters), have been around for centuries. Often, without our even realising, they affect our daily lives: they protect the technology we use (cars, mobile phones, trains), the food we eat and the music we listen to or the films we watch. But in the last few years, technological change and, in particular, the growing importance of online activities, have completely changed the world in which IPR operate. The existing mix of European and national rules are no longer adapted and need to be modernised. That is why the Commission has adopted today a comprehensive strategy to revamp the legal framework in which IPR operate. Our objective is to enable inventors, creators, users and consumers to adapt to the new circumstances and to enhance new business opportunities. The new rules will strike the right balance between promoting creation and innovation, in part by ensuring reward and investment for creators and, on the other hand, promoting the widest possible access to goods and services protected by IPR. Getting this balance right will make a real difference to businesses (from the individual artist working alone to the big pharmaceutical companies) by encouraging investment in innovation. This will benefit the EU's growth and competitiveness which is delivered through the single market. Consumers will benefit from wider and easier access to information and cultural content, for example online music. The strategy deals with many issues to ensure IPR are covered comprehensively - from the patent a business needs to protect an invention to tackling the misuse of such inventions via a proposal also adopted today which will strengthen action on counterfeiting and piracy. Among the first deliverables of this IPR overall strategy are today's proposals for an easier licensing system for so-called "orphan works" that will allow many cultural works to be accessible online, and for a new regulation to reinforce customs actions in fighting trade of IPR infringing goods.

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      2011-05-03 - Digital Agenda: Commission and European industry join forces to build the Internet of the Future

      The first phase of a €600 million public-private partnership on the Internet of the Future (FI-PPP) was launched today by European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes. The partnership will support innovation in Europe and help businesses and governments to develop internet solutions that will be capable of managing the exponential increase in online data. Whilst so far we have experienced the Internet of connected computers, and connected people, the Internet is now going mobile and it will connect a whole range of machines and objects. The current Internet is simply not capable of managing these future data streams, nor is it able to provide the desired accuracy, resilience and safety. The partnership will explore eight areas where this data revolution could spur innovation and jobs in the mobile, software and service industries. The European Commission has made available € 300 million in funding over 5 years, with Europe's research organisations, public sector and industry committing an equal amount to this PPP. Projects launched today will together receive €90 million in EU funding (to be matched by other project partners). Boosting and focussing the EU's research, development and innovation efforts is a key element of the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).

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      2011-05-04 - Digital Agenda: Commission selects six future and emerging technologies (FET) projects to compete for research funding

      Six research projects selected to compete for two top spots in the area of research into future and emerging technologies (FET) have been announced today by the European Commission at the FET11 conference and exhibition in Budapest. The six contenders will receive around €1.5 million each to refine their proposal for one year, after which only two will be selected. The aim of these flagship initiatives will be to deliver major breakthroughs in information and communication technologies (ICT), with the potential to provide solutions to some of society's biggest challenges. The two initiatives selected for long-term funding will run for 10 years, each with a total budget of up to €100 million per year.

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      2011-05-10 - Digital Agenda: EU Task Force to advise how to promote eHealth to help patients and healthcare systems in Europe

      An EU eHealth Task Force to assess the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care and to suggest ways for ICT to speed up innovation in healthcare to the benefit of patients, carers and the healthcare sector has met for the first time in Budapest on 10th May, chaired by Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. The high level advisory group, which met on the margins of eHealth week in Hungary, comprises health care professionals, representatives of patients and of the medical, pharmaceutical and ICT industries, legal experts and policy makers. ICT applications already help to empower patients and address challenges faced by EU healthcare systems like an ageing population, a rise in chronic diseases, a shortage in health professionals and budget constraints by, for example, enabling remote diagnosis and treatment and secure sharing of patient records. However, there is considerable potential to develop eHealth much further in the future: allowing healthcare workers to dedicate more time to be with patients; enhancing self-help and independence of patients and elderly; and also to develop new modeling-based diagnostic techniques. Promoting eHealth is a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).

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      2011-05-16 - Digital Agenda: Commission seeks views on how best to exploit cloud computing in Europe

      The European Commission is seeking views from citizens, businesses, public administrations and other interested parties on how to fully benefit from 'cloud computing'. Cloud computing enables companies, public administrations and individuals, using networks such as the internet, to access their data and software on computers located somewhere else. It can help businesses – especially SMEs – to drastically reduce information technology costs, help governments supply services at a lower cost and save energy by making more efficient use of hardware. Cloud computing is already used widely, for example for web-based e-mail services. This trend is growing and cloud services are expected to generate revenues of almost €35 billion in Europe by 2014. Promoting the right conditions for citizens and businesses to best benefit from this technical development is one of the actions foreseen by the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200). The online public consultation will run until the August 31st. Responses will feed into the preparation of a European cloud computing strategy that the Commission will present in 2012.

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      2011-05-23 - Digital Agenda: new telecoms rules benefit citizens and businesses across Europe

      By 25th May 2011, Europeans will enjoy new rights and services regarding phones, mobile and Internet. New EU telecoms rules to ensure a more competitive telecoms sector and better services for customers are due to be implemented in national law by this date. They include the right for customers to switch telecoms operators in just one day without changing their phone number, the right to more clarity about the services customers are offered and better protection of personal data online. New oversight powers for the European Commission and regulatory powers for the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) will create more regulatory certainty and help telecoms operators to grow in a single, pan-European telecoms market. The Commission has worked closely with Member States to seek swift implementation of these EU rules and will consider launching infringement proceedings against Member States which have not implemented them in time. Reinforcing the Single Market for telecoms services is a key objective of the Digital Agenda for Europe (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).

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      2011-05-31 - Digital Agenda: Scoreboard shows progress

      Scoreboard has been published by the European Commission showing the performance of the EU and Member States in delivering on the agreed targets of the Digital Agenda for Europe after the first year of its existence (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200). In line with its commitment to an open data strategy the European Commission has made its data sets and statistics in the Scoreboard publicly available online enabling anyone to carry out their own analysis and come to their own conclusions.

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    • Enterprises

      2011-05-25 - “Ms or Mr SME”: Small business gets an advocate in each EU Member State

      Newly appointed Ms or Mr SME will advocate for the interests of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). Chiefly they will check the correct application of the EU law on SMEs and ensure that policies at national, regional and local level are enterprise friendly''. Today, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani inaugurated a new network of Member States' SME Envoys at the SBA conference “Mobilising SMEs for the Future of Europe” in Budapest. As SMEs are affected by policies originating in different government departments ranging from tax to financial and from regulatory to education, the SME envoys should help small businesses to concentrate on their core business to strive and create jobs.

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  • Other EU Policies and funding programmes supporting the Lisbon Strategy

    Other EU Policies and funding programmes supporting the Lisbon Strategy

    • Environment

      2011-05-03 - Biodiversity: Commission announces new strategy to halt biodiversity loss within ten years

      The Commission today presented a new strategy to protect and improve the state of Europe's biodiversity over the next decade. The strategy includes six targets which address the main drivers of biodiversity loss, and which will reduce the main pressures on nature and ecosystem services in the EU by anchoring biodiversity objectives in key sectoral policies. The global aspects of biodiversity loss are also addressed, ensuring that the EU contributes to combating biodiversity loss around the world. The strategy is in line with the commitments made by the EU in Nagoya, Japan, last year.

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      2011-05-18 - Commission seeks views on reducing plastic bag use

      The European Commission is asking the public how best to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags. It will ask if charging and taxation would be effective, or if other options such as an EU-level ban on plastic carrier bags would be better. Opinions will also be sought on increasing the visibility of biodegradable packaging products, and boosting the biodegradability requirements for packaging. The web-based consultation runs until August 2011.

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      2011-05-20 - Chemicals/REACH: EU to ban cadmium in jewellery, brazing sticks and all plastics

      Cadmium in jewellery, plastics and brazing sticks will be banned in the EU from December 2011. High levels of the harmful substance cadmium have been found in some jewellery articles, especially in imported imitation jewellery. Consumers including children risked being exposed to cadmium through skin contact or through licking. The new legislation prohibits the use of cadmium in all types of jewellery products, except for antiques. The ban also covers cadmium in all plastics and brazing sticks, which are used to join dissimilar materials as fumes that are released during this process are highly dangerous if inhaled.

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      2011-05-23 - Environment: Soil sealing in the EU threatens the availability of ecosystem services

      Every year in Europe, soils covering an area larger than the city of Berlin are lost to urban sprawl and transport infrastructure. This unsustainable trend threatens the availability of fertile soils and groundwater reservoirs for future generations. A new report made public today by the European Commission recommends a three-tiered approach focused on limiting the progression of soil sealing, mitigating its effects and compensating valuable soil losses by action in other areas.

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      2011-05-24 - Europe's largest annual environment conference explores the spectrum of resource efficiency

      Opening today, Green Week 2011 launches a call for citizens to “use less and live better”. During the conference’s four days, over 3500 participants will look for ways to use our planet’s resources more sustainably. This year's Green Week gathers participants from a wide variety of backgrounds, including EU institutions, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, public authorities, the scientific community, academia and the media. Some 30 events are scheduled to take place outside Brussels, including events to come in Slovenia (25-27 May, 2 June) and Poland (11 June). The conference is webstreamed in its entirety.

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      2011-05-26 - Environment: shall we triple resource use by 2050, or improve efficiency and recycling?

      Today the European Commission, together with the UN Environment Programme, launched two major reports that call for a radical change in the way we use scarce resources. The first report shows the immense potential for increasing metal recycling rates. Only 18 metals are recycled more than 50%, and the majority do not even attain a 1% recycling rate. The second report, first presented at the UN Sustainable Development Commission on 18 May, underlines the need for a radical decoupling to avoid a global resource crunch by 2050, and provides science-based scenarios on future resource consumption. The two reports, put together by the International Resource Panel, call on legislators and policymakers to find ways to reduce resource use and increase recycling. Their publication at Green Week opens the way for the Commission's upcoming “Roadmap towards a resource efficient Europe”.

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      2011-05-26 - Environment: major support for continued specific EU funding tool for the environment and climate action

      Close to 85.8% of respondents to a recent public consultation on the future of LIFE+, the European Commission's environmental funding tool, consider that there is a need for a specific EU financial instrument for environment and climate action. A majority of 54.6% also think that the budget for the instrument should be increased. In the run-up to the next multiannual financial framework 2014-2020, the results of this consultation will feed into an evaluation of the need for a specific environmental and climate action programme in the EU's budget. The news was released as a conference on LIFE success stories opens in Brussels.

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    • Health

      2011-05-02 - Active and Healthy Ageing: EU sets up group to steer innovation

      The number of Europeans aged 65+ is expected to increase by 45% between 2008 and 2030, and even further to over 30% of the population by 2060. This major challenge needs to be tackled at EU level to help older Europeans enjoy an active and healthy life. Meeting in Brussels for the first time today, an EU-led Steering Group will discuss how to improve the health and quality of life of older people, increase sustainability of healthcare systems and create new growth and market opportunities for Europe. This high level Steering Group is jointly chaired by Vice President Neelie Kroes and Commissioner John Dalli and includes Member States, regions, industry, health- and social care professionals, elderly and patient organisations and other interest groups. The strategy will form an integral part of Europe 2020's Innovation Union and Digital Agenda flagships.

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      2011-05-25 - European Week Against Cancer: A joint commitment to prevent cancer

      Every year nearly 2.5 million EU citizens are diagnosed with cancer, which is also the second most common cause of death in Europe (29% of deaths for men, 23% for women). This figure is expected to rise due to the ageing European population. However, it is estimated that around one third of cancers could be prevented if people made healthier choices (or if people adopted healthier living habits). This year's European Week Against Cancer, which has been re-launched under the leadership of the Association of European Cancer Leagues as one of the activities of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer, will focus on healthy living. As a keynote speaker at the launch event in Brussels today, John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health & Consumer Policy, will encourage participants to promote cancer prevention through their organisations and institutions at national, regional and local levels.

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      2011-05-31 - Bisphenol A: EU ban on baby bottles to enter into force tomorrow

      Baby bottles containing the substance Bisphenol A (BPA) have to be removed from the shelves in stores across the European Union tomorrow, as a ban on the placing on the market and import into the EU of such products enters into force. The ban is foreseen in an EU directive (2011/8/EU) adopted in late January. The industry has been withdrawing voluntarily from the market baby bottles containing BPA. On March 1, the EU had banned the manufacture in the Union of baby bottles containing BPA.

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    • Transport

      2011-05-05 - Transport: Commission to push for pan European passenger rail ticketing

      The European Commission has today adopted a new regulation to facilitate pan European rail journey planning and ticketing, by forcing a standardisation of rail passenger data on fares and timetables. This means that key reservation and ticketing information will be inter-operable and can be exchanged between rail companies throughout the EU as well as ticket vendors. The Commission will in 2012 bring forward a complementary legal measure requiring rail operators to bring their IT systems and practices into line, so that the standardised data can in practice be transferred between operators. These measures lay the technical foundations to allow a new generation of European rail journey planners and ticketing systems to start to emerge on market.

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      2011-05-23 - Galileo: October take off for EU satellites

      The launch of the first two operational satellites of the EU's global navigation satellite system will take place on 20th October, the European Commission announced today. This is just the first of a series of launches due to take off from Europe's Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch of the Galileo satellites at an altitude of 23.600km will lead to the provision of initial satellite navigation services in 2014. Successive launches will complete the constellation by 2019.

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      2011-05-26 - VP Kallas to outline how electric cars will bring about a transport revolution

      European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas will today present his vision for the deployment of electric cars in Europe during a speech at the European Electric Vehicles Conference 2011 in Brussels. The Commission recently published its new Transport White Paper, which includes proposals for cutting carbon emissions in transport by 60% by 2050 and removing conventionally-fuelled cars in cities. In today's speech Vice-President Kallas, Commissioner responsible for transport, will outline how these ambitious targets will be turned into concrete actions.

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      2011-05-30 - Airports: Up to 28 million additional passengers could travel each year with more efficient use of European airport slots

      By 2025 more than €5 billion in economic benefits could be gained by reviewing European rules on allocating slots for landing and takeoff at the European Union's busiest airports, according to a new study ordered by the European Commission and published today. The practical effect is that up to 28 million additional passengers could be accommodated each year at Europe's airports. Currently, there are some 26,000 flights in Europe's sky every day. With passenger numbers forecast to grow by up to 4.5% annually, airport capacity is reaching saturation, causing congestion and delays.

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    • Agriculture and fisheries

      2011-05-25 - Fishing opportunities in EU waters in 2012: getting the balance right to reduce overfishing

      Today the European Commission published its report on progress achieved in the Common Fisheries Policy over the last few years and its suggestions for fishing opportunities in EU waters in 2012. The document sets out how the Commission intends to act on the scientific advice it receives about the state of fish stocks when proposing catch limits and quotas for next year for. The latest figures show that the state of fish stocks in European waters is slowly improving, but sufficient scientific data is still missing for the majority of the stocks, mainly due to inadequate reporting by Member States. The Commission will therefore be using a new method for setting fishing limits, notably cutting levels where insufficient data exist. The Commission's ideas will now be the object of a wide consultation over the summer and input will feed into its proposals for fishing opportunities for next year which will be adopted in the autumn.

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      2011-05-27 - What fish is on your plate? Commission scientists publish report on how new technologies can tackle fishing fraud

      Low-cost catfish fillets sold as expensive sole fillets or cod caught in the North Sea but declared as originating from the Baltic Sea are both examples of types of fraud in the fisheries sector. A European Commission report published today shows how molecular technologies - based on genetics, genomics, chemistry and forensics - can provide clear answers to questions such as "what species does this fish product come from….where was this fish caught….is it wild or farmed?". The report by the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), is called "Deterring illegal activities in the fisheries sector" and shows how these technologies can help in the fight against illegal practices and support traceability- including of processed products such as canned fish - "from ocean to fork".

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    • Energy

      2011-05-13 - Climate action: Member States submit project proposals for renewable energy and clean technologies

      78 proposals for large-scale demonstration projects involving innovative renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies have passed the Member State stage of the NER 300 programme and have been submitted to the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the EU's "NER 300" programme, the world's largest demonstration programme for such technologies. The deadline for submissions was 9 May 2011. According to an initial screening of the project proposals by the EIB, applications for 13 CCS projects and 65 projects involving innovative renewable energy technologies have been submitted.

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      2011-05-17 - Emissions trading: EU ETS emissions increased in 2010 but remain well below pre-crisis level

      Emissions of greenhouse gases from businesses participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) increased by over 3% last year, according to the information provided by Member State registries.

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      2011-05-25 - After Fukushima: EU Stress tests start on 1 June

      From 1 June 2011 onwards, all 143 nuclear power plants in the EU will be re-assessed using EU wide criteria. These are comprehensive tests as the Commission has called for which embrace both natural and man made hazards (i.e. effects of airplane crashes and terrorist attacks). The European Commission and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators' Group (ENSREG) agreed today on the criteria covered and the way controls will be done.

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  • Research, Innovation, Training and Competitiveness related EU events

    Research, Innovation, Training and Competitiveness related EU events

Special chapter on training opportunities

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Le montage des projets sous le nouveau programme européen de recherche et d'innovation (Horizon 2020)

Date : mercredi 14 mai 2014

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Date : mardi 03 juin 2014

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Les contrats européens de recherche : module financier sous le nouveau programme de recherche et d'innovation (Horizon 2020)

Date : mercredi 04 juin 2014

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Date : mardi 17 juin 2014

Les audits et contrôles de votre contrat européen de recherche.
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Le management de projets européens de recherche sous le nouveau programme de recherche et d'innovation (Horizon 2020)

Date : mercredi 18 juin 2014

Management de projets européens de recherche. Comment gérer efficacement et simplement un projet européen de recherche sous Horizon 2020?

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