The fifth edition of The Project Repository Journal is now live and freely available to download and read here.

This latest edition of the PRj contains a special feature on Environment & Sustainability by pulling together some of the most influential projects in the field from chemical science to innovative and sustainable building solutions. Projects such as TeRRIFICA look to embrace wider stakeholders by encouraging members of the community to get involved in crowd mapping, highlighting that environmental issues are not just important to the scientific community but also to society.

Also included in this edition we feature the latest information regarding Europe’s reaction to the global COVID-19 pandemic and some of the innovative solutions that are being explored to address this.

Please make sure you also read all the dissemination articles from all the wonderful and potentially ground breaking projects we have worked with in this issue and get in touch with the EDMA team if you require further information about any of our contributors.

Tobacco used in the fight against COVID-19

Research team makes plant genome public to help fight COVID-19.

Biopsy-free breast screening

An international team of scientists has developed a new imaging and ultrasound system to better diagnose breast cancer.

BIG DATA to track COVID-19

An EU initiative is harnessing data mining and analytical techniques to utilise Big Data from multiple sources. This will improve the detection, monitoring and assessment of emerging diseases in Europe.

€10 million prize space launch competition

The European Innovation Council is seeking a solution offering dedicated low-cost launch services for light satellites.

EU Climate change

Committing to climate-neutrality by 2050: Commission proposes European Climate Law and consults on the European Climate Pact.


The European Food Information Council introduces the EU funded PROJECT REFUCOAT, an innovative project developing high-performance fully-recyclable bio-based food packaging in line with the EU’s plastics strategy of a circular economy.

A step closer to zero-emissions electric transport

With the rise of EV technology use in bikes, cars, buses, trams and trains, there’s a growing need for preparing urban energy systems and transport infrastructures for a new mobility future.

Coronavirus data sharing platform

The European Commission together with several partners have launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data.

ERC announce Advanced Grant winners

The new research projects, apart from strengthening Europe’s knowledge base, are expected to  lead  to  the  creation  of  some  1,800 new jobs for post-doctoral fellows, PhD students and other research staff.

Gender equality in a pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been increasing scientific attention dedicated to its differential impacts on women and men. This article looks at the impact a global pandemic has on woman and what is being done to mitigate the effects.

JRC tackle COVID-19

The European Commission’s Joint Research Council details a snapshot of five areas where European scientists are working hard to help tackle the COVID-19 emergency and protect people’s health

18 COVID-19 projects announced

€48.5 million has been awarded to 18 projects, which involve 151 research teams from across the EU and beyond who will work on solutions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

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