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Researchers on a mission
Researchers on a mission
The EU is on a mission with researchers to protect our planet and society. By helping researchers discover new ways to improve people’s lives, and to protect us from climate change and global health shocks, the EU is building a better future for all of us.

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EU-funded researchers are looking to improve electric grid to reduce energy waste, cut costs and curb emissions.
From neighbourhood panels to EU-wide exchanges, European researchers are devising new ways to involve people in decision-making in a bid to counter political polarisation.
More clean technologies must reach the market for the EU to meet its climate-neutrality goal, according to Austria’s Henriette Spyra.
EU researchers are accelerating the development of new treatments for children and other vulnerable groups.
Researchers are testing ways to remove “forever chemicals” from the environment and replace them in some commercial goods.
More international attention is being paid to the importance of common standards for performing scientific experiments and measuring their results – a field called metrology.
Researchers are helping residents across the EU opt for clean energy.
Digital records can help make European homes and offices greener and healthier.
Greater gender diversity is needed to advance European research, according to a leading Spanish member of the European Parliament.
EU researchers are taking fresh approaches to understanding a growing group of illnesses in a bid for more effective treatments.
Research into how the human brain stores information could lead to treatments for people who struggle with everyday tasks.
Farmers, companies and consumers are all helping spur improvements in EU agricultural production and diets.
Researchers are turning to two crops to tackle the environmental harm of apparel made with synthetic fibres.
Automation will play a growing role in people’s lives and Europe has the know-how to lead the way, according to a top Italian researcher.
More effective treatments for snakebites that afflict millions of people worldwide every year are emerging from EU research.
A new generation of batteries may bolster the EU’s green ambitions.
The inauguration of the world’s most powerful fusion machine brings the dream of clean, safe and abundant power closer.
European researchers are pioneering a vaccine and treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
EU researchers are helping policymakers reconcile competing demands in a region full of natural resources, beauty and tradition.
Waste from the production of aluminium, nickel and other industrial materials offers the EU an opportunity to advance its recycling goals.
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