A selection of European research projects funded by the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes
Meeting the needs of a growing population within the ecological limits of our planet is one of the main challenges of our times. Supporting research and innovation on solutions that are environmentally friendly, economically feasible and socially acceptable is therefore essential. In this context, the EU has launched the "Resource efficient-Europe" and "innovation Union" initiatives as two flagships of the Europe 2020 strategy. The Directorate-General for research and Innovation is committed to both initiatives: the framework programme for research supports projects in a variety of fields such... as energy, climate, industrial technologies, transport, agriculture, fisheries and environment as well as capacity building and green skills. This publication showcases EU-funded projects and their concrete solutions for a more efficient use of resources.