55 New Grants Approved as Part of Horizon 2020

Fifty-five grantees of the European Research Council (ERC) have been awarded Proof of Concept funding to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research results.  The grants are part of the EU’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.  The awarded projects cover a variety of topics e.g., making gecko-inspired gripping technology to help automate…

Fighting the Pandemic

The commission says that the EU has continued its global deliveries of medical supplies and personal protective equipment. Through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in response to a request from Kenya, Slovakia has sent 20,000 protective face masks, 50,000 coronavirus test kits, hand disinfectant and laboratory supplies to the country.  On its return to Europe…

World Day Against Trafficking

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, communities across Belgium will come together to pay homage to the work of first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors – identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers. With the ongoing…