Commissioner Mariya Gabriel mentions RI-URBANS as a key example of open data research infrastructure

  • Commissioner Mariya Gabriel was interviewed for the RISIS Newsletter to illustrate in her vision the future of European research and innovation in addressing societal challenges and adding value to citizens’ daily lives.

  • RI-URBANS project was mentioned as an example of open research infrastructure to enhance air quality monitoring systems in the hands of administrations, agencies and citizens. 

The European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, highlighted RI-URBANS project as a key example of open research infrastructure to improve air quality monitoring networks and, ultimately, mitigate the impact of poor air quality on human health.

Interviewed for the RISIS Newsletter #6 European Excellence in Research: Paving the Path for Young generations,  Commissioner Gabriel stressed how open research infrastructures like the Horizon 2020 project RI-URBANS help to address the European Green Deal priorities while involving directly citizens.

“Combining air quality monitoring networks and research infrastructures knowledge and technologies, RI-URBANS deploys tools and information systems in the hands of citizens and communities to support decision-making by air quality managers and regulators. This is one example of how an effective European Research Area can deliver to the society and improve citizens’ lives”, mentioned Commissioner Gabriel.


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