Europe tackles tricky toxins with new technologies

Researchers are testing ways to remove “forever chemicals” from the environment and replace them in some commercial goods. By  Tereza Pultarova An underground reservoir in Denmark is the location of a unique experiment: to test a technology for helping rid the environment of a widespread toxic pollution. The aquifer, near the town of Korsør, contains … Read more

The wave of change in Europe’s food system

Farmers, companies and consumers are all helping spur improvements in EU agricultural production and diets. By  Horizon Staff Research and innovation play central roles in a Europe-wide push for sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems. A response to food production and consumption patterns tied to malnutrition, climate change and biodiversity loss, the endeavour has brought … Read more

High stakes: the Arctic test of sustainable development

EU researchers are helping policymakers reconcile competing demands in a region full of natural resources, beauty and tradition. By  Bárbara Pinho Above the Arctic Circle in Finland’s municipality of Inari, the largest and most sparsely populated region of Finnish Lapland, leading sources of income are tourism and the cold-climate testing of cars, tyres and components. The … Read more

Waterfront cities in Europe set sail for climate resilience

A group of European urban areas bordering seas and rivers is paving the way for climate neutrality by 2030. By  Karen McHugh In the medieval Belgian city of Bruges, the urban administration has been seeking a new home and decided to move into an old hospital rather than construct a building. Elsewhere in Bruges, famous … Read more

Society’s challenges demand youth interest and funding in Europe, ex-research minister says

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. By  Horizon Staff Europe is looking both back and ahead at its activities in the all-important policy area of research. The EU is celebrating 40 … Read more