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GRAGE I EU project
GRAGE is an EU co-funded project under the RISE_Marie Curie Actions that aims at developing a strong partnership between non-academic institutions and the academic sectors, upon one of the critical “Societal Challenges” across Europe, i.e. elderly needs within urban areas.
GRAGE, assuming the centrality of European citizens and their rights as a start point, investigates the impact of building and urban planning and organization on elderly positive rights, that is how these rights are in action in the European cities. Following this path, GRAGE intends to put the needs and human rights of elderly citizens at the centre of the urbanization debate. As underlined in the Declaration of Vilnius, “innovation is a matter of change in organisations and institutions as well as technologies. It is driven not only by technological advances, but also by societal expectations, values and demands”. Understanding cultural, psychological and societal factors that influence elderly attitudes, values and behaviour is a priority in GRAGE and can be considered as the most important development of the state of the art both in urbanization and active ageing studies.
We believe that citizenship and human rights perspective can be collectors of different and multidisciplinary questions and support identification of priorities and technological innovation. The improvement of citizenship and elderly citizens human rights may be vehicles of multiple benefits for European cities, starting a process that finally make our cities safer,greener, inclusive, richer. Then, the protection of human rights may contribute to the achievement of environmental aims and the growth of economy. The research will focus on three topics at the core of the debate on ageing society, urbanization and environment: a) building, b) resource efficiency and c) ICT.
Nereus COST Action ES1403 I EU project
Nereus COST Action ES1403 (New and emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse) is funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
Nereus COST Action ES1403 (New and emerging challenges and opportunities in wastewater reuse) will answer critical questions through a European multidisciplinary network, structured in interactive Working Groups (WGs), to achieve: a) identification of the microbiome and mobile antibiotic resistome in treated wastewater, b) assessment of the potential for uptake/transmission of microcontaminants and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and/or their genes (ARB&ARG) in crops, c) determination of effect-based bioassays required for wastewater reuse, d) identification of efficient/economically viable technologies able to meet the current challenges and, e) development of a relevant risk assessment and policy framework. The Action aims at establishing criteria on technologies/assessment methods for wastewater treatment and suggest new effluent quality criteria to overcome current barriers and safeguard the reuse practice. The Action is expected to have a major impact on the enhancement of sustainable wastewater reuse in light of current challenges at technological, economical and societal level.
It brings together more than 300 experts from 31 EU countries (AT, BE, BA, BG, HR, CY, CZ, DK, EE, FI, FR, DE, GR, IE, IL, IT, LT, LU, ME, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RS, SK, SI, ES, SE, CH, UK), 4 Near Neighbor Countries (GE, JO, TN, UA) and 4 International Partner Countries (AU, KR, SG, US).
Official website: http://www.nereus-cost.eu
Answer ITN I EU project
ANSWER is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, funded by the European Commission Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement 675530
The main objective is to develop well-trained and creative Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) through innovative PhD projects to unravel the highly complex factors driving antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes (A&ARB&ARG) propagation in the framework of urban wastewater reuse, in order to assess the relevant environmental/public health risks, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.
Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) I SPAIN
The Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) is a private Spanish university founded in 1996 with a clear mission: to provide students with the knowledge and skills to serve society and contribute to further expansion of human knowledge through R&D.
More at http://www.ucam.edu/
M.Sc. in Bioentrepreneurship I GREECE
The Interinstitutional Programme of Postgraduate Studies (M.Sc.) in Bioentrepreneurship is co-organised by the University of Thessaly (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology) and the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Institute of Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biotechnology) in Athens, Greece.
Most life science researchers simply are not trained in the complexities of commercialisation. Properly educating more researchers to understand entrepreneurship and have the skill sets needed to succeed in the commercial world is of tremendous importance for translating discoveries into products, building companies and also providing the knowledgeable recruits that industry wants to hire.The M.Sc. programme aims to develop entrepreneurial and innovative skills to young scientists and to integrate academic education and business training. The MSc in Bioentrepreneurship is the first postgraduate programme in Greece composed of multi-component and transferable learning activities facilitating the development of scientific, business, and entrepreneurship skills.