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    Promoting gender balance and inclusion in research, innovation and training


    The overall objective of PLOTINA is to enable the development, implementation and assessment of self-tailored Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) with innovative and sustainable strategies for the Research Performing Organizations (RPOs) involved. This objective will be achieved by:

    • Stimulating a gender-aware culture change;
    • Promoting career-development of both female and male researchers to prevent the waste of talent, particularly for women;
    • Ensuring diversification of views and methodologies (in this case by taking into account the gender/sex dimension and analysis) in research and teaching.

    PLOTINA is a partnership of RPOs, Professional Associations and Partners with specific expertise in monitoring the progress of the project and in the dissemination. The consortium represents the diversity of European RPOs as well as the diversity of European social and cultural environments.

     Project Page: www.plotina.eu




    Resituating the Local in Cohesion and Territorial Development


    The persistence and exacerbation of territorial disparities in the European Union, coupled with the insecurity that economic crisis and austerity have generated and even threaten this vision of cohesion. The aim of fairness with regard to access to opportunities, the availability of services of general interest and basic infrastructure, independently of location, has become increasingly difficult and expensive to achieve. One important consequence of this situation is a greater need to connect European Cohesion, both as policy framework and principle, more directly to local needs and local scale. Place-based and endogenous regional development as well as the more effective use of territorial capital and assets are some of the approaches that have been invoked to facilitate a greater local orientation of cohesion, territorial development and other UE policies.

    The principal rationale of the RELOCAL project is to contribute to conceptually and empirically enhancing the knowledge base on spatial justice and territorial inequalities and it also contributes to identifying policies promoting spatial justice and socio-economic well-being at various levels of governance.

    Project page: https://relocal.eu/

    Project newsletters: https://relocal.eu/newsletter/

    Twitter: @h2020relocal

    Project duration: Oct. 2016 - Sep. 2020





    Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are recognized as a precondition to solve the problems and Grand Societal Challenges confronting societies and the planet today. However, although interdisciplinarity is increasingly central to science and research agendas, and is recognised as a precondition for sustainability, its effective implementation in research projects remains an exception to the rule.

    INTREPID is a  27 country network with the  overall aim to better understand how to achieve more efficient and effective interdisciplinary research in Europe, in order to enhance our capacity to meet contemporary global (urban) challenges characterised by increasing complexity and uncertainty.

    Project page:  http://www.intrepid-cost.eu/







    Soils are essential to our societies as they are associated with diverse economic, ecological and cultural aspects. However, they are often the target of negative actions that contribute to their irreversible degradation. In the European Southwest in particular, many areas are affected by contamination, past or present, due to metals, hydrocarbons or other organic compounds. These contaminations affect not only soil and its functions but also surface waters and groundwater, the atmosphere and human health (through breathing or ingestion).

    Public authorities responsible for environmental management are currently facing significant technical challenges and with high associated costs, such as the accurate inventorying of contaminated areas, their characterization and the definition of remediation processes. 
    The SOIL TAKE CARE project aims to develop diagnostic methodologies, soil remediation techniques and improve the efficiency of the political and social management of contaminated areas. 
    Main objectives of the SOIL TAKE CARE project: 
    - To develop experimental devices and innovative methodologies to achieve quick and low cost diagnoses regarding contamination by metals and organic compounds in mining and industrial areas. 
    - To develop methodologies to monitor the contamination of air and water in mining and industrial areas from the study of soil contamination using economic devices and numerical modeling. 
    - Improve the development of two types of contaminated soil remediation techniques: injection of oxidizing solutions into hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and development of phytoremediation techniques for contaminated soils with heavy metals. 
    - Identify, from a socio-economic study, the strengths and weaknesses, weaknesses and driving elements of society (public administrations, population) that coexist with this contamination.

    PARTNERS: CNRS, IRSTEA, Université de Limoges, CERIS, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. INP, CTM, Universidad de Oviedo.

    ASSOCIATED INSTITUTIONS: Arouca Geopark, Région de Murcia, Universidad de Murcia, SOCIUS/CSG, Universidade de Lisboa.

    URL:   http://soiltakecare.eu/pt-pt/projeto/