Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-31-2014 | Award Amount: 3.00M | Year: 2015
Health inequities have been increasing in Europe, particularly in a context of an ageing society and economic crisis. In countries with different levels of infrastructures and health system preparedness, inequities create significant policy challenges. The main goal of this project is to advance knowledge of policies that have the highest potential to enhance health and health equity across European regions with particular focus on metropolitan areas. To achieve this goal, the project will develop tools based on a population health index to evaluate the health and wellbeing of European population. This index will be informed by evidence on the relationship between multiple determinants (e.g. demographic, social, economic, environmental, lifestyle, and health care) and health outcomes in the past 15 years. It will be constructed using a multicriteria model structure, following a socio-technical approach: integrating the technical elements of a multicriteria value model and the social elements of interdisciplinary and participatory processes. The index will be applied to evaluate the populations health in 273 NUTS 2 European regions and 9 selected pilot metropolitan areas (covering populations of 28 EU countries). The space-time analysis and comparison of the population health index will be enabled by a user-friendly web-based Geographic Information System. The population health index will be used to foresee and discuss the impact of multilevel policies and combinations of policies in population health and health equity across European regions, thus providing a basis for policy dialogue. Multicriteria resource allocation models, conflict analyses, analysis of policies feasibility, and scenario analyses will then assist in providing evidence on which policies have the highest potential to improve health and reduce health inequities at different geographical levels, and in suggesting alternative policy options for health policy development and regulation.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SSH.2011.1.2-1 | Award Amount: 10.37M | Year: 2012
The objective of this 4-year project is to provide the analytical basis for a socio-ecological transition in Europe: the change to a new growth path with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as is envisaged in the EU 2020 strategy. In order to support the transition, we analyse the need, the feasibility and best practice for change, specifying the institutional changes needed at all policy levels to implement these options. The old and new challenges Europe is facing define the starting point: globalisation, new technologies and postindustrialisation, demographic change and ecology in the context of welfare systems that have come under stress due to high public deficits. The vision is that Europe will become a role model for a high road growth path which actively incorporates social and ecological goals, employment, gender and cultural aspects in an ambitious, forward looking way while continuing to be competitive in a globalised world. To achieve these objectives, the consortium will carry out and synthesise robust research in research areas covering the challenges to the welfare system, the biophysical dimension of socio-economic development, the identification of drivers towards socio-ecological transition, the role of governance and institutions on the European as well as the regional level. The consortium will benefit from ongoing dialogue with international experts in the form of expert panels and sounding boards, taking into account their views on the direction and feasibility for this new growth path. The project will be carried out by a consortium of 34 partners from universities and research institutes with international and interdisciplinary expertise. It represents 12 member states. High level Scientific and Policy Boards will monitor the analysis and the policy conclusions to guarantee the impact and dissemination of the results.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SSH.2011.1.1-1 | Award Amount: 3.59M | Year: 2012
LLLightinEurope LifeLong Learning, Innovation, Growth and Human capital Tracks in Europe Among all Europeans between 24 and 65 years old who had a tertiary educational degree in 2010, 82.8% were working. In the same age group, 68.3% who completed secondary schooling were working. Only 46% of those who did not complete secondary schooling were working. It is apparent that if Europe wants to be working, higher education is the necessary foundation for being competitive in the labor market. Since this is not only true for generations of future workers currently in school, but equally so for those who are today in their 30s, 40s and 50s, Lifelong Learning must be essential to continued employability. The cumulative investment necessary to generate higher education degrees alone for adults over the next two decades across Europe may be 3.5 trillion euros or about 1.4% of European GDP per year. Even higher investments are required in non-formal and informal Lifelong Learning. To help guide this investment, this research project will find answers to the following urgent questions: 1. How do successful enterprises actively employ Lifelong Learning for their competitive advantage? 2. Which public policy environments facilitate Lifelong Learning for such enterprises and entrepreneurs? 3. How does Lifelong Learning interact with and promote innovativeness on the enterprise level? 4. How much of which skills do European adults actually have? 5. What are the actual learning mechanisms in adult life that lead to these skills? 6. What are the causal effects of these skills on growth, competitiveness and social cohesion? The research consortium includes nine universities and research institutes from four academic disciplines macro-econometrics, innovation dynamics, educational systems, psychometrics to establish empirically proven answers. All outputs of the project (models, reports and tools) are designed to guide, support and facilitate best practice and strategy among public policy officials, enterprise strategists, individual citizens and fellow scientists.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2016 | Award Amount: 1.53M | Year: 2017
At present, transition towards electromobility in urban transport and related companies are among the most studied industrial areas. Different EU countries implement different methodological and business approaches to investigate the possibilities for the acceleration of electromobility integration in urban transport. Studies on these approaches to be shared within the project consortium and with different stakeholders (local authorities, producers of electric vehicles and recharging stations) will provide the basis of the initiative for increasing the interest in electromobility integration in urban transport as a multi-dimensional innovation. The thin red line of electromobility practical integration passes through the sharing of innovative ideas with relevant stakeholders by carrying out field studies, in-depth interviews and electronic on-line studies. EMobilita overall objective is to study the conditions, prerequisites and incentives for electromobility integration in urban transport and elaboration of a roadmap for its development. The specific objectives are: To explore the experience of the European countries in the integration of electromobility in urban transport and to identify good practices; To summarize direct and indirect multi-dimensional effects (social, economic and environmental) of the introduction of electromobility in urban transport schemes; To elaborate a roadmap with concrete measures for introducing electromobility in urban transport; To establish a sustainable partnership between universities and businesses through staff exchange and networking activities. In order to achieve our objectives we created a network of academic and non-academic institutions from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Italy and Greece.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: H2020-TWINN-2015 | Award Amount: 1.03M | Year: 2016
This proposal seeks to increase and reinforce the cooperation that has been initiated between the University of Economics in Bratislava, Sciences Po and the University of Lige in the field of Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics. This field of international relations is gaining increasing importance, as environmental issues have become an increasingly important matter in international politics. The three partner universities have all developed a specific field of expertise in relation to the topic of the proposal: The Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) has developed a wide expertise in the politics of environmental resources, including its security dimension; Sciences Po has recently launched a new research programme entitled Politics of the Earth, which looks at the new geopolitical challenges brought upon by the Anthropocene; The University of Lige (ULG) has specialised into the human impacts of environmental changes, with a focus on migration and health issues. Thus the areas of expertise of the three partners cover a wide range of subjects related to environmental diplomacy and geopolitics: resources, politics and impacts. The key objective of this proposal is to bring these areas of expertise together to create a comprehensive and consistent cluster of research activities. This cluster will allow for a better understanding of the interactions between environmental politics, natural resources and their influence on human populations. In particular, the partnership will seek to achieve the following objectives: 1. Develop joint research activities, events and projects pertaining to environmental diplomacy and geopolitics. 2. Foster cooperation and exchanges of faculty and students between the three partners, as well as with other international, non-EU partners. 3. Reinforce the research and teaching capacities of the partner universities. 4. Develop a common publication strategy
Hudec M.,University of Economics in Bratislava
12th Symposium on Neural Network Applications in Electrical Engineering, NEUREL 2014 - Proceedings | Year: 2015
The values of attributes are not always known with sufficient precision to justify the use of traditional databases to store these data. Fuzzy databases have been developed for purpose of managing fuzzy data. They are sophisticated but also complicated for smaller solutions. Our objective is to investigate managing (storing, updating and retrieving) fuzzy data in the traditional relational databases. Furthermore, fuzzy inference systems consist of fuzzy sets and rules. Therefore, we could store these parameters in the same relational database using the same procedures. Hence, the promising research topic could be the integration of information system capable to manage fuzzy data with a self-developed fuzzy inference system. © 2014 IEEE.
Pruzinsky M.,University of Economics in Bratislava
Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST | Year: 2016
The types of industries are more or less lucrative for expansion in national even international markets. Regardless of whether a decision is made for expansion it is part of the globalization and internationalization that affects all businesses . New markets are often geographically distant, and therefore businesses (especially small), enter them carefully and only rarely . Even in the food penetrating the international markets is not easy. The starting point for the analysis of Company Frozen Feedstock was to search the situation and propose the measures and steps for enterprise in order to be sustainable and able to expand. We collected data for a period over five years. The goal of contribution is to make proposals on increased investment in marketing mix, changes in hiring and training sales representatives and suppliers of raw materials based on the findings of knowledge management. © ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2016.
Hudec M.,University of Economics in Bratislava
2015 25th International Conference on Information, Communication and Automation Technologies, ICAT 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015
Respondents cannot always explicitly state which numeric value or linguistic term is the most suitable to express their opinions. However, the answers are mainly stored in classical relational databases forcing answers to be crisp values. In this way the valuable information related to the vagueness of opinions is lost. In order to avoid this drawback, the data should be stored in a database capable to manage fuzzy data. Adjusting classical relational databases for storing fuzzy data is a promising option which is examined in this paper. Hence, in data analysis the stored fuzziness can be fully exploited. Generally, analyses can be performed to get the summarized information from the data or focused on analyzing particular tuples. Concerning the former, linguistic summaries are extended to cope with fuzzy data. Concerning the later, we are focused on revealing similar entities to the specified one (risqué, optimistic. ). Anyway, many other analyses can be performed on stored fuzzy data. © 2015 IEEE.
Kultan J.,University of Economics in Bratislava
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2016
The paper is focused on the modelling of energy consumption of buildings depending on outside weather and depending on the insulation of buildings. Based on the values of the outside temperature changes, schedule room-temperature set point and the measurement of the energy supply to the building it is possible to calculate the energy performance of buildings. In the calculations, it is necessary to consider not only the energy entering a building but also all the internal resources of the individual consumers as well as energy radiating from individuals living in the building. It is also necessary to take into account the intensity of solar radiation and also wind speed and direction. On the basis of precise measurements, it is possible to create a model of the building in terms of energy consumption, which can be compared with the theoretical losses imposed by the technical parameters of the building. This model can be used to actively control the operation of power equipment in a building according to the outside weather and the needs of the population. Based on the parameters it is possible to design a system of basic and additional heating based on renewable resources or recuperative technologies. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.
Turna L.,University of Economics in Bratislava
APLIMAT 2016 - 15th Conference on Applied Mathematics 2016, Proceedings | Year: 2016
This paper focuses on analysis of two problems: environment depletion and impact of enclosed options on environment. Any activity in any environment or device often produces waste and changes of the environment. The paper aims to analyze this process on a simple model and determine the conditions of the change of environment characteristics by means of the model parameters. Results of analyzing the coexistence of biological species in their various relationships, such as cooperation, competition and antinomy, have been known within the mathematical ecology for almost a century. The same mathematical apparatus of evolution equations can be used for monitoring the coexistence of inanimate entities, for example: in particle physics theories, in the behavior of gases and thermodynamics, quantum generator, in the theory of management and so on. The contribution follows the use of mathematical tools, for example: in the area of information technology, and the analysis of interacting stakeholders and groups in the socio-economic environment.