A team of international researchers from 14 institutions have met this week to present and debate the results of a 3-year study on water, conflict and security in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel region in Africa.
The debate is part of the CLICO project, which brings together for the first time some of the world's leading researchers in water resource, vulnerability, and peace and security studies. ... read more
European research and innovation efforts are set to receive a significant increase in funding with the announcement of the largest set of calls for proposals ever under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Worth a total of EUR 8.1 billion, projects funded by these calls are open to organisations and businesses in all EU Member States, FP7 partner states and specifically eligible countries.
The calls ... read more
The European Commission has published several calls for proposals in various thematic areas of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
Thematic areas under the Cooperation Specific Programme include:
- 'Health' (three calls);
- 'Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology' (one call);
- 'Information and communication technologies' (two calls);
- 'Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new ... read more
The European Commission has published a number of calls for proposals under the specific programmes Cooperation and Capacities of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The calls address the following areas:
- Health (two calls);
- Environment (including climate change);
- Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology;
- Energy (three calls);
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The EU-funded TOBI ('Tools for brain-computer interaction') project has issued a call for an industrial partner.
TOBI has a vacancy in its consortium for an industrial partner, established in an EU Member State or Associated State, to perform the following tasks:
a) support the development of one or more application and/or research project areas, according to applicant experience,
b) actively participate ... read more
The European Commission is calling on all stakeholders, particularly those involved in research, to share their views on suggested, broad policy considerations for the future EU 2020 strategy. To facilitate this, a public consultation process has been opened.
In his programme for the new Commission, President José Manuel Barroso set out his vision for where the European Union should be heading by 2020. ... read more
After a year of work, the European Foresight Expert Group 'The World in 2025' has now presented their findings at conference in Brussels on 24 September. Meeting the challenges of the near future, they write in a new report, may mean moving towards a new production and consumption model, new rural-urban dynamics, and a new gender and intergenerational balance.
The experts identified principal trends, tensions ... read more
In 2002, British scientist David King made the bold declaration that climate change is a greater threat to civilisation than terrorism (implying also that global warming has killed more people). The media frenzy that ensued was a turning point in the public face of the agenda, providing an injection of visibility that could be measured simply by the number of newspaper headlines it generated around the ... read more
When buying an electrical appliance, most people are familiar with the 'A', 'B', 'C' or 'D' energy efficiency labelling system. This clever idea spells out which appliances are both likely to save the consumer money and be gentler on the environment, and may even influence the purchase made. Social behaviour, particularly as it affects other areas such as economics and natural resources, is at the heart ... read more
The European Commission's Directorate General for Research has launched a call for tenders to establish a network of experts monitoring trends in social sciences and humanities in Europe.
The objective of the network is to provide a description, analysis and annotated commentary on the national landscapes of social sciences and humanities in EU Member States and countries associated with the EU's framework ... read more