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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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Irish castles including Dún an Óir show how cultural heritage and regional revival are linked. © Corey Macri
Tapping into the long and rich histories of places around Europe is a central part of an EU push for rural and urban revival.
Bruges in Belgium is helping to chart a green path for European cities located along waterways. © canadastock, Shutterstock.com
A group of European urban areas bordering seas and rivers is paving the way for climate neutrality by 2030.

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EU research, which has improved society and the economy for decades, now needs to engage more young people and attract extra public and private investments, according to Professor Manuel Heitor.
New materials and designs can make a leading source of renewable energy both greener and cheaper.
Upgrading social housing is a central part of EU projects to make city life healthier and happier.
Understanding how climate change affects livelihoods and industries is an EU research priority.
Cellulose fibres are emerging as a sustainable option for wrapping everything from foods to electronics.
Urban dwellers across the EU are having a say in making their surroundings friendlier to people and the environment.
Offering nutritious meals to students can improve diets and counter obesity across Europe.
With the race to build a new generation of computers heating up, European companies are eyeing the game-changing opportunities.
Forests in the EU can help green the European construction industry and bolster a continent-wide push for architectural improvements.
Researchers in Europe have identified an underground signal that may be a precursor to strong quakes.
Researchers are seeking to ensure that people retain their ability to detect scents.
Home-test kits and mobile labs for detecting a tumour in tissue near the uterus are improving healthcare in remote or marginalised communities.
Arts and culture can bring imagination and momentum to projects for putting urban neighbourhoods more in tune with nature.
EU researchers have identified new ways that certain substances can interfere with people’s hormone system and brain development.
A new generation of commercial electric vehicles is emerging to reduce air pollution and congestion in urban areas.
Improved cybersecurity defences for electronic commerce have emerged from EU-funded projects.
A major EU-funded research project on the Atlantic highlights worldwide efforts to preserve marine biodiversity under a landmark treaty.
Edible electronics are being developed to assist rescue operations and go inside hospital patients, setting the stage for all-consuming tech to become consumable.
EU researchers are seeking to expand supplies of clean aviation fuels by producing more from agricultural sources.
Calorie-filled meals with little nutrition are suspected of having an impact on decision-making and of causing an overweight trap.
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