01/10/14 - Israelis see EU as important partner, with sufficient common values to cooperate

More than two thirds of Israelis see the European Union as an important partner of their country, significantly more than in other countries of the Mashreq region, and three-quarters of them feel Israel and the EU have sufficient values in common to be able to cooperate. This is one of the key findings of the recently released Autumn 2014 EU Neighbourhood Barometer for Israel, conducted in the framework of an EU-funded opinion polling project for the Neighbourhood.

22/09/14 - Israeli researchers to receive 11 out of 50 extra European Research Council grants to test market potential of research projects

Developing therapies for children with congenital heart defects, monitoring water quality in real-time, improving the nutritional qualities of potatoes or making the best informed choices when buying a new house. These are some of the issues to be tackled by 50 outstanding scientists who are receiving ‘Proof-of-Concept’ grants of up to €150,000 each from the European Research Council (ERC). This ‘top-up’ funding is designed to help researchers who already hold an ERC grant, to test the market potential of their frontier research.  Eleven out of the 50 grants were won by Israeli researchers coming from the Weizman Institute of Science, Bar Ilan University, the Technion and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.