According to a recent European Commission report , occupational skin diseases (OSDs) represent 10% to 40% of the total occupational diseases in Europe. The economic impact of OSDs amounts to an annual economic loss of up to €5billion.
Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge, likely to change our planet and our very way of life. In some of the most industrialised settings in the world as well as in the most vulnerable areas, people may find they can no longer live in places they have called home for generations. Climate change causes many serious problems, including extreme weather disasters, the rise of sea levels, species extinction and environmental degradation. Each of these factors, alongside structural conditions such as transnational labour markets, land tenure, political violence and discrimination, is expected to have some bearing on future migration.
Femicide across Europe is the first pan-European research network investigating the causes and risk factors of a phenomenon killing thousands of women every year, worldwide.
Imagine a world without food waste. A world where all the food we throw away finds its way back into the cycle, turning into new food ingredients, green fertilizers, biofuels or even vaccines.
From cancer treatment, gene therapy, to fresher pasteurised food - Professor Dr Damijan Miklavčič explains how a technique called electroporation can achieve all that and more.
Magnetic high-speed trains, inexhaustible fusion energy, nuclear magnetic resonance and imaging, supercomputers, marine motors and planes. Superconductivity can do all this and more. As the need for energy efficiency solutions is ever more pressing, we turn to superconductivity and its clear potential to transform the world we live in.
COST Action EP4Bio2Med is organising the first worldwide electroporation congress. The event will be held in Portorož, Slovenia, from 6th to 10th of September 2015.
On 17 September 2015, the President and Director of the COST Association had a first meeting with the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, discussing COST’s role in promoting open science and open innovation across Europe.
A COST funded network of European spin-offs, SMEs, agencies, research centres and universities is working on developing cheaper and energy efficient sensors for air quality control in Europe’s future smart cities.
Sarah McCormack is Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at Trinity College in Dublin and specialises in solar and thermal energy storage. Chairing COST Action TU0802, she developed a well-knit interdisciplinary community in the area of energy storage systems. Six years after setting up the network, she is now an ERC Starting Grantee, developing new, efficient solar devices that store and use the energy that current systems in buildings and homes are wasting. She told us how leading a COST Action has helped her see the bigger picture in her ongoing research.