A group of experienced European actors have launched a declaration requesting the significant simplification of the administrative burden and the financial framework of European research funding. This is in line with the recommendations and conclusions of many European expert groups. The key message of this recent and bottom- up declaration is that funding of European research should be based on trust and responsible partnering.
A conference on 'Information and communication technology-enabled sustainability in 'smart' cities' will be held in Malta on 3 March 2010.
Reading music scores is not an easy task for blind people because the scores are either limited in number or difficult to get a hold of. An EU-funded team of researchers, however, has designed and developed a demonstrative service that enables blind musicians to access and use Braille music scores that are found in libraries and transcription centres.
A call for potential research topics, joint research projects and associated researcher grants under the work programme of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) has been issued.
EU-funded scientists have discovered that the presence of low levels of a type of antibody in the immune system increases the chance of having a stroke, one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The finding, published in the journal Stroke, signals hope for the development of a vaccine that can activate the body's natural defences against the condition.
The Fifth International Conference on Fun with Algorithms (FUN 2010) will take place on Ischia Island, Italy from 2 to 4 June 2010.
Two training courses on projects and the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) will take place in San Gwann, Malta on 17 and 18 March 2010.
Why have toads been so successful in populating so many corners of this world?
The answer to this question depends on the part of the grain that is being used to bake the bread, says an EU-funded team studying the use of wholegrain foods in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
A totally new Public Health Website of the Directorate Public Health of the European Commission is now online.