Friday, 25 May 2018
During the 2014-2020 funding period, the European Structural and Investment Funds are investing over EUR 450 billion to support competitiveness, growth and jobs in the EU. To ensure that vital resources are used to their full potential for the benefit of European citizens, it is imperative to have strong national, regional and local administrations. When public administrations managing the funds (managing authorities, intermediate bodies, certifying authorities, audit authorities, joint secretariats) are confronted with bottlenecks and challenges, the end result is that investments cannot deliver the expected benefits on the ground.
Why participate?The one-day event programme includes practical examples of funded projects and testimonials from COSME beneficiaries. Both proposal evaluators and EU experts will share their insights and tips with participants. The COSME Info Day aims to raise awareness on participation in COSME Calls for Proposals and motivate new applicants and potential beneficiaries.
During #EUGreenWeek check out the €3.5 million Horizon Prize for the cleanest engine of the future! Why this prize? Health impacts due to air quality issues in European cities need to be addressed in the long term along with the decarbonisation of transport. This prize aims at reducing the pollution produced by future new vehicles using either gasoline or diesel fuels and their low biofuel blends available on the market. While hybridisation and electrification are expected to play an important role, the reduction of emissions by conventional engines will still be important.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
An EU-funded project is laying the foundations for next-generation urban traffic management systems that are capable of intelligently anticipating congestion, rather than simply reacting to it. Using innovative modelling techniques and smart city technologies, the research promises to make trips faster while reducing urban transport’s environmental impact. The twin issues of congestion and climate change mean it is essential to get people out of their cars and on to public transport. In theory, encouraging more people to use buses rather than their own cars to commute to work should ease congestion by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. But as roads become less clogged, the incentive to switch diminishes, so more people use their cars and traffic congestion continues.
European cities and urban areas are diverse, vibrant places to live –- kaleidoscopes of cultures and ethnicities and reflective of a new kind of ‘super diversity’. Yet, despite the progress that has been made towards integrating Europe’s capitals, the modern city is far from perfect. To better understand what works and what doesn'’t in terms of successful integration, cities are turning towards their super diverse neighbourhoods for insights. After all, cities are really a collection of individual neighbourhoods – spatially close to each other but offering very different levels of quality of life. If a policy is going to benefit a city, it has to start by benefiting a neighbourhood.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Saturday, 19 May 2018
Ein Projekt der territorialen Zusammenarbeit erweckt ein vergessenes Kapitel grenzüberschreitender Geschichte wieder zum Leben. Hier werden die Wege der Kinder nachverfolgt, die als Wanderarbeiter im 17. bis 19. Jahrhundert umherzogen. Die neuen Ausstellungen und der begleitende Wanderführer ziehen auch Touristen an.
The reality of prophylactic treatment proved more challenging than Heckler thought. For 30 years, scientists have unsuccessfully sought a vaccine as one trial after another has sputtered to a halt.Now two European research teams are racing towards a vaccine and scientists are increasingly hopeful that their goal is in sight.
Eurozine is a network of European cultural journals, linking up more than 90 partner journals and associated magazines and institutions from nearly all European countries. Eurozine is also an online magazine which publishes outstanding articles from its partner journals with additional translations into one of the major European languages.
Thursday, 17 May 2018
That the EU's partnership with industry is putting zero emission buses on European streets? Or that thanks to EU-funding, seven new planets have been discovered? Or that EU-funding has led to a durable engineered human heart valve that grows with the patient? Or that soon your new dream house could be printed for you?These are just some examples of how the EU is supporting research & innovation in many different areas and delivering some incredible results! Find out more in this booklet.
Well connected transport and energy networks, both within the region and with the neighboring EU member states are crucial for sustainable economic growth of the Western Balkans, which is a precondition for the EU membership. As part of an ambitious plan to connect Europe from East to West, and from North to South, we are extending the Trans-European Transport Network to the Western Balkans and connecting local electricity markets within the region, and with the EU.
Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity has no place in our society, but for many people in Europe, it is a daily reality. The 2015 Eurobarometer on discrimination shows that almost 60% of EU citizens see discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity as widespread.
In Dolní Břežany, on the outskirts of the Czech capital Prague, the world's biggest laser is being built by a top international team! More than 300 scientists and engineers work at the ultra-modern laser research facility ELI-Beamlines. The estimated cost of the pan-European project is over 270 million euros, most of which comes from the European Regional Development Fund. The centre is one of three pillars of European laser research, with other centres in Romania and Hungary.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Conditions often associated with later life, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, along with diabetes, are debilitating to the sufferer and a challenge to European healthcare systems. While cures remain elusive, the numbers of patients is rising in proportion to the EU’s ageing population. So, the potential breakthroughs nanomedicine can offer are being carefully and enthusiastically researched by a variety of EU-funded projects, some of the most promising being highlighted in this CORDIS Results Pack.
combler les lacunes en matière d'informations liées à la sécurité grâce à un meilleur échange d'informations entre les États membres;
Air travel may be here to stay, but there’s no doubt that engineers need to find new ways to make it cleaner and greener. One idea is to radically redesign an aircraft's wing so that it requires significantly less operational fuel, an approach that's currently under development by a project called PARSIFAL.
The first Commission report on compliance with the Sulphur Directive shows high compliance by ships, in particular with the stricter limits in the North and Baltic Seas. This has more than halved sulphur dioxide (SO2) concentrations around ‘Sulphur Oxides Emission Control Areas’ since 2015 while the overall economic impacts on the sector remained minimal.