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Who is doing what in the EU?

I love reading about research and one of the publications that is on my lunch-time reading list is research*EU. This publication brings together short summaries of projects funded by the EU. One thing which often comes to mind is how often I see research that is relevant to BU’s research areas. Each of the summaries has a link to the CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service) record for the project which gives access to publicly available reports, articles and, importantly, the project partners. As of July 2015, this now includes information regarding Horizon 2020 projects.

June researcheuHere are some examples from the current edition, with a focus on Seas and Oceans: Studying earth’s final frontier, that are relevant to BU:

  • ARROWS: ARchaeological RObot systems for the World’s Seas –  CORDIS / Project Website
  • REMPARK: empowering patients and improving treatment of Parkinson’s disease – CORDIS / Project Website
  • POVCON: Poverty in the face of conflict – CORDIS
  • INTERMODAL BIKE: Multi-modal integration of cycling mobility through product and process innovations in bicycle design – CORDIS / Project Website
  • FISHMETABOLOME: Fishing for markers of effluent exposure using metabolomics CORDIS
  • METIS2020: Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society – CORDIS / Project Website

Why not take a look at projects on CORDIS so that you can focus your academic network development on the key players in your field? Can you take a project forward to the next level?

CORDIS is not just a record of existing projects, though. You can also search for partners, advertise your area of expertise to others or find partners in a particular location. There is also a News and Events section for you to explore.

You can find out more about CORDIS via YouTube videos:






What is on the agenda in Europe? Info-Europa can help….

If you are wanting to get the inside track on what is important within Europe, one source of information is Info-Europa. This newsletter is compiled by Patrick Overy , University of Exeter European Documentation Centre and Eric Davies of Eurojargon Enterprises.

In the January 2015 issue, the following topics are considered:

News – Cross-border legal disputes / GMOs / TTIP / Foreign policy / Transport infrastructure

Draft legislation – Air pollution / Investment Fund / UK fuel tax

EU Legislation – Vehicle emissions

Documents – Living & working conditions / Victims of crime / Terrorism / Illegal immigration / Quality in education / Serbia / Stability & Growth Pact /Employment & social report

Statistics  – Personal money transfers / Air passengers / Tourist accommodation / Year for Development / Current account / Industrial production / Trade in goods / Underemployment / Neighbourhood policy / Short-term indicators

Events – Free resources / UK & human rights

Recommended Sources – 100 Books / Council & European Council


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