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SCOPE – Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) among Older People across Europe

Koordynator:
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA, Italy

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI, Poland

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
Al. Kościuszki 4, 90-419 ŁÓDŹ

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important public health problem worldwide, especially in older people. Indeed, population aging in industrialized countries is accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of CKD and its complications. Although its prevalence and the importance of an early diagnosis to prevent complications such as end-renal stage disease (ESRD), screening programme in Europe are highly heterogeneous, fragmented, being in most cases based on opportunistic rather than structured assessments of patients. The main objective of the SCOPE project is to evaluate a large scale screening programme for CKD in the older population (age 75+) in Europe. Specific objectives are (i) to assess existing methodologies to screen for CKD among older adults, including the use of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGA); (ii) to investigate innovative biomarkers potentially useful for CKD screening; (iii) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of CKD screening in a population at high risk of kidney function decline and ESRD; (iv) to provide evidence for further development of European recommendations, as well as an education programme in this field. This will be achieved also thanks to the creation of a large observational database including a cohort of older people aged 75 years or more, enrolled within the framework of an observational, multinational, multicenter, prospective study with a 2-year follow up. The SCOPE database will include a CGA-based screening and a collection of biological samples at baseline and at regular intervals during the study.
The SCOPE project will provide evidence for the increased use, or discontinuation of, existing screening and prevention programmes in the field of CKD, allowing informed decisions by policymakers. It will contribute to capacity building in the assessment of such screening and prevention programmes in an equitable and cost-effective manner, thus improving health outcomes in the older European population.

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ESIT – European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research

Koordynator:
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG, Germany

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LODZI, Poland

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
Al. Kościuszki 4, 90-419 ŁÓDŹ

The European School for interdisciplinary tinnitus research (ESIT) provides an opportunity for young researchers to work on leading-edge research projects, which will radically improve the situation of 42 million European tinnitus patients. They will develop new treatment solutions for tinnitus, fundamentally improve existing treatment paradigms, implement innovative research methods, perform the first genetic studies on tinnitus and establish the largest pan-European tinnitus dataset, which will allow the implementation of innovative solutions for personalized tinnitus treatment. High quality network-wide training will prepare the individual researchers with outstanding academic as well as personal skills to perform these tasks.
The international training programme offered by the ESIT network extends far beyond the doctoral training that can be offered by single universities. A distinctive feature of ESIT is therefore the tight integration of academic, clinical, and industrial partners together with patient organisations and public health authorities. Fellows will be trained by leading specialists from multiple domains and become familiar with the various work environments in the European health sector. The strong intersectoral and interdisciplinary training provides them with all relevant skills and experiences to excel internationally, to recognise their full potential and to take mature career decisions. ESIT will thereby build up a future generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative researchers for the European Research Area, trained to master the upcoming challenges in the field, to implement sustained changes in the clinical management of tinnitus, and to shape PhD education programmes for forthcoming students.

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STEP_BY_STEP – Step by step commitments for energy saving

Koordynator:
E3D-ENVIRONNEMENT, France

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
CENTRUM BADAN I INNOWACJI PRO-AKADEMIA STOWARZYSZENIE

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. PIOTRKOWSKA 238, 90-360 ŁÓDŹ

At present, energy conservation campaigns provide households with a general awareness but do not provoke large scale behavior changes.
The main goal of the STEP_BY_STEP is to maximize the number of households in a given area that significantly change their behaviour at home. Desired behaviour change includes reduced electricity consumption and the investment in energy efficient products and/or high quality renewable energy products.
Communication strategies involving direct contact are typically more effective on behavioural change than mass media campaigns. Thus, a system will be put into place to make individual door-to-door contact with 80% of the households in a given area.
Contrary to traditional door-to-door canvassing, often seen as a one-shot deal, our project solicits targeted households regularly through email or by phone and accompanies them over a 20 month period towards the adoption of energy-saving practices.
To reduce the attitude-behaviour gap, our system uses proven communication techniques that push towards action. Households are regularly encouraged to try new ecological gestures adapted to their level of motivation. Feedback is given and social norms are used.
Community-based social marketing strategies will be used to encourage energy-related investment decisions. Households likely to take individual investment decisions will be motivated to take such decisions benefiting from economies of scale and facilitated by other households’ experience. Institutional partners will launch their energy saving interventions amongst 9000 households in 4 European areas that represent diverse populations and communities. French SME E3D will provide a behavioral strategy along with a web based system for behavioral change developed within a research project. Partnered laboratories will analyze household energy saving behavior patterns based on profiles and will define the environmental and economic impact of the project. Power Link will ensure the dissemination.

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Sewage Sludge in PC – Management of Municipal Water Waste Treatment Plants Potential by-Products of Sewage Sludge Ash type, as Active or non-Active Additions to Portland Cement-based Binders

Koordynator:
CENTRUM BADAN I INNOWACJI PRO-AKADEMIA STOWARZYSZENIE, Poland

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
CENTRUM BADAN I INNOWACJI PRO-AKADEMIA STOWARZYSZENIE

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. PIOTRKOWSKA 238, 90-360 ŁÓDŹ

The main objective of the proposal is to design a flow chart for the valorisation process of sewage sludge (SS) waste stream from municipal water treatment plant origin, (code 19 08 05, in accord with 2014/955/EU Decision), and its subsequent use as supplementary cementitious material (SCM).
The End-of-Waste (EoW) criteria is applied, in the first stage, by assessing of the potential organic and inorganic hazardous constituents content and manner of their removal or inertization (by optimized incineration process, mainly). Secondly, in order to generate a final SS ash (SSA) by-product of constant physical-chemical properties, apt to be used as a SCM, an adequate analysis of its main chemical components (SiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3) is provided, according to EN and ASTM requirements and testing to quality standards, with a special consideration of eventual pozzolanic activity. Once the classification of thus obtained SCM is carried out as active or non-active addition, its performance in the Portland cement (PC) based binders is studied. The manufacturing of new PC/SSA cements and its resultant products, concretes and mortars, is focused from the following principle perspectives: mechanical compressive and flexural strength efficiency, volume soundness and chemical durability in front of chemical aggressive media like sulfates, chlorides, sea water action, etc. Finally, an impact assessment of the proposed EoW procedure is evaluated taking into account its legal, economic, market, social and environmental aspects.
The current proposal seeks to address regional work programme of sustainable energy development in Central Poland by putting forward an idea of the local residual materials management, once converted into by-products, to manufacture concretes and mortars in the same conditions and with identical constructive uses that PC ordinary concretes and mortars, nowadays, dictated by environmental and economic questions, principally, in the most of industrialized EU countries.

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KAM2CentralPoland – Enhancing the innovation management capacity of the SMEs in Central Poland

Koordynator:
POLSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI, Poland

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
FUNDACJA ROZWOJU PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. PIOTRKOWSKA 86, 90-103 ŁÓDŹ

The KAM2CentralPoland project will be implemented by the consortium called EEN-CP in central parts of Poland. The main objective of the project is to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of R&D and innovation investments that will contribute to smart growth in EU countries. Main objective of the project will be implemented via two specific objectives: (1) To increase the innovation potential of small and medium enterprises lacking professional support in the field of innovation management. (2) To increase the economic potential among enterprises benefiting from The SME Instrument of H2020 by identifying bottlenecks and indicated solutions with the help of a capable coach.
The innovation processes starts with an idea and ends with the innovation result, including leadership, management skills etc. Many EU regions, including Poland seem to lack complex services supporting innovation management. Regions covered by KAM2CentralPoland consortium belongs to more developed part of Poland, even so they still lack of complex services supporting innovation management. There are measures within the structural funds dedicated to the SME sector that support elements of innovation management but the coaching schemes still do not exist. Thus, both services the Key Account Management and the Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs offered under this proposal address the challenges of the H2020 Work Program 2014-2015 Innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises and also meets the requirements of this consultations.

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KAM2CentralPoland-2 – Enhancing the innovation management capacity of the SMEs in Central Poland-2

Koordynator:
POLSKA AGENCJA ROZWOJU PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI, Poland

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
FUNDACJA ROZWOJU PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. PIOTRKOWSKA 86, 90-103 ŁÓDŹ

The KAM2CentralPoland-2 project will be implemented by the consortium called EEN-CP in central parts of Poland. The main objective of the project is to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of R&D and innovation investments that will contribute to smart growth in EU countries. Main objective of the project will be implemented via two specific objectives: 1.To provide higher quality innovation support services to small and medium enterprises where those are absent or offered at unaffordable market prices. This objective will be implemented by a specially designed activity called Enhancing the innovation management capacity of SMEs (EIMC), addressed to SMEs with a real potential for international growth via product, process, service or business model innovation but lack the knowledge, skills or ability to manage innovation activities; 2.To ensure that the SME Instrument beneficiaries receive the most appropriate services to enhance the probability of successful exploitation of the innovation project supported by the Instrument and to leave a footprint for the future sustainable growth of the beneficiary by identifying bottlenecks and indicated solutions with the help of a capable coach. This objective will be implemented by the tailor made service of The Key Account Management (KAM). There are measures within the structural funds dedicated to the SME sector that support elements of innovation management but the mentoring and coaching schemes still needs to be improved. Thus, both services the KAM and the EIMC offered under this proposal address the challenges described in the Article 10 of the COSME regulation as well as it meets the requirements of the specific activities in the context of innovation support described in the Terms of Reference of the Consultation of Enterprise Europe Network partners on the work programme for 2017-2018 H-2020 activities (H2020-EEN-SGA2-2017-2018).

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HBM4EU – European Human Biomonitoring Initiative

Koordynator:
UMWELTBUNDESAMT, Germany

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
ul. Św. Teresy od Dzieciątka Jezus 8, 91-348 Łódź

 
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EVOTION – EVidenced based management of hearing impairments: Public health pΟlicy making based on fusing big data analytics and simulaTION.

Koordynator:
OTICON A/S, Denmark

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
INSTYTUT MEDYCYNY PRACY IMIENIA PROF. DRA MED. JERZEGO NOFERA W LODZI

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
ul. Św. Teresy od Dzieciątka Jezus 8, 91-348 Łódź

Hearing Loss (HL) is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases and the 5th cause of disability. HL increases the risk of cognitive decline, mental illness, and depression, and leads to social isolation, unemployment/early retirement, loss of income and work discrimination.
The pre-eminent management strategy for HL is the provision of Hearing Aids (HAs), although their use is often problematic, costly and with poor overall benefits.
The holistic management of HL requires appropriate public health policies for HL prevention, early diagnosis, long-term treatment and rehabilitation; detection and prevention of cognitive decline; protection from noise; and socioeconomic inclusion of HL patients. However, currently the evidential basis for forming such policies is limited. Holistic HL management policies require the analysis of heterogeneous data, including HA usage, noise (TTS) episodes, audiological, physiological, cognitive, clinical and medication, personal, behavioural, life style, occupational and environmental data.

EVOTION has access to big datasets of such data from five different organisations and will support their continuous update by real time data produced by sensors and HAs used by HL patients.

To utilise these data in forming holistic HL management policies, EVOTION aims to develop an integrated platform supporting: (a) the analysis of the above datasets to enable the identification of causal and other effects amongst them, (b) policy decision making focusing on the selection of effective interventions related to the holistic management of HL, based on the outcomes of (a) and the formulation of related public health policies, and (c) the specification and monitoring of such policies in a sustainable manner. To achieve this aim, EVOTION also brings together public health policy organisations, experts and authorities supporting the formation of the targeted policies and the validation of the EVOTION support for it.

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NAIAD – NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration

Koordynator:
CONFEDERACION HIDROGRAFICA DEL DUERO, Spain

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK, Poland

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. TYLNA 3, 90-364 ŁÓDŹ

NAIAD aims to operationalise the insurance value of ecosystems to reduce the human and economic cost of risks associated with water (floods and drought) by developing and testing – with key insurers and municipalities – the concepts, tools, applications and instruments (business models) necessary for its mainstreaming. We will do this in detail for 8 demonstration sites (DEMOs) throughout Europe and develop tools and methods applicable and transferable across all of Europe.
The assumption is that Natural Assurance Schemes can reduce risk, especially to drought and flooding, and this risk reduction can be assessed and incorporated within insurance schemes.
NAIAD´s conceptual frame is based on three pillars:
(i) to help build a resilience approach to risk management through nature based solutions,
(ii) the operationalisation and testing of scientific methods using a source-to-sea in DEMOs,
(iii) the uptake of nature based solutions that are cost-effective and provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Trans-disciplinarity and stakeholder engagement are at the core of NAIAD for two reasons: first, because the conceptual and assessment methodologies combine physical, social and cultural and economic aspects, integrated into tools and methods but second, and most importantly “road tested” and validated with the stakeholders and end users themselves at the DEMOs.
NAIAD will contribute to providing a robust framework for assessing insurance value for ecosystem services by (i) enabling full operationalisation through improved understanding of ecosystem functionality and its insurance value at a broad range of scales in both urban and rural context; (ii) making explicit the links between ecosystem values and social risk perception; and (iii) the application of developed methods and tools in water management by relevant stakeholders, especially businesses, public authorities and utilities.

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eLTER – European Long-Term Ecosystem and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure

Koordynator:
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH, Austria

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK, Poland

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. TYLNA 3, 90-364 ŁÓDŹ

A collective effort is needed to create the environmental research infrastructure for answering pressing questions in a world of rapid social, economic and environmental change.
The overall aim of the eLTER project is to advance the European network of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms to provide highest quality services for multiple use of a distributed research infrastructure.
eLTER´s major objectives and methods are to:
(1) identify user needs for the research infrastructure in relation to major societal challenges through consultations with scientific, policy and business stakeholders and horizon scanning;
(2) streamline the design of a cost-efficient pan-European network, able to address multiple ecosystem research issues, in collaboration with related global and European research infrastructures, e.g. LifeWatch;
(3) develop the organisational framework for data integration and enable virtual access to the LTER data by enabling data publishing through distributed Data Nodes and by providing access to data on key research challenges through a Data Integration Platform;
(4) foster the societal relevance, usability and multiple use of information, data and services through new partnerships with the providers of remotely sensed data, analytical services and scenario testing models, and via the adoption of new measurement technologies.
The LTER-Europe network and the European Critical Zone community will collaborate to achieve these goals. 162 sites in 22 countries will provide data on long-term trends in environmental change, some reaching back 100 years. Test cases using these data will address a range of environmental and social issues to push innovation in network level services and steer conceptual developments.
The envisaged “LTER Infrastructure” will enable European-scale investigation of major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, and support knowledge-based decision making at multiple levels.

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AMBER – Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers

Koordynator:
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK, Poland

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. TYLNA 3, 90-364 ŁÓDŹ

Rivers rank among some of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, and are the focus of costly restoration programmes that cost billions to taxpayers. Much of Europe depends on water from rivers for drinking, food production, and the generation of hydropower, which is essential for meeting the EU renewable energy target. Yet only half the EU surface waters have met the WFD’s 2015 target of good ecological status, due in part to the fragmentation of habitats caused by tens of thousands of dams and weirs which also pose a flood hazard. Some barriers are old and out of use, but may have historical value, while the life span of others will soon come to an end and may need to be removed. But barriers also provide energy, water, fishing and leisure opportunities, and may also help to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Improving stream connectivity has been flagged as one of the priorities for more efficient stream restoration but effective rehabilitation of ecosystem functioning in European rivers needs to take the complexity and trade-offs imposed by barriers into account.

AMBER will deliver innovative solutions to river fragmentation in Europe by developing more efficient methods of restoring stream connectivity through adaptive barrier management. The project seeks to address the complex challenge of river fragmentation through a comprehensive barrier adaptive management process, based on the integration of programme design, management, and monitoring to systematically test assumptions about barrier mitigation, adapt and learn.

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Advance_eLTER – Advancing the European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research Infrastructure towards ESFRI

Koordynator:
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ, Germany

Jednostka realizująca z woj. łódzkiego:
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK, Poland

Dane łódzkiego lidera:
UL. TYLNA 3, 90-364 ŁÓDŹ

Advance_eLTER marks a crucial step in building the distributed European Research Infrastructure of Long-Term Ecosystem Research sites and socio-ecological research platforms (eLTER RI) to provide highest quality data and services complementary to the European and global environmental RIs. The project will conduct important conceptual work and preparatory steps towards enabling European-scale investigation of the “Critical Zone”, major ecosystems and socio-ecological systems, targeted at supporting knowledge-based decision making at various levels concerning ecosystem services and biodiversity.

The review of the eLTER ESFRI proposal submitted by Germany in March 2015 noted the HIGH to VERY HIGH scientific value and necessity of the eLTER RI and was designated as an ‘Emerging’ ESFRI RI.

The objectives of Advance_eLTER are firmly anchored in the strategic long-term goals of the eLTER RI, but strictly focus on the challenges identified by the ESFRI review:
● Detailed design study (WP1), including an in-depth analysis of the scientific questions driving the eLTER RI physical site network design and instrumentation;
● Prioritization of eLTER services for key user groups (WP2), and a plan for eLTER RI services at all service provider levels (central, cross-site, individual site);
● Cost analysis and Business plan, for the future eLTER RI operation (WP3);
● Organisational framework of eLTER RI (WP4), comprising the development of a robust governance scheme, enabling shareholder negotiations and identifying the most suitable legal framework;
● Consulting, communication and team-building (WP5), advancing the national eLTER ESFRI processes, specifying the role of eLTER in the environmental RI landscape and developing staff capacity for the eLTER ESFRI process.

Advance_eLTER will closely cooperate with all LTER related processes and projects and will result in a 2017 eLTER ESFRI proposal.

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