Monthly Archives: July 2015

Free talk in Aberdeen Central Library – Human Trafficking: A Humanitarian Crisis

In chains

On the 19th August, World Humanitarian Day, Europe Direct Aberdeen are hosting a talk on the problem of human trafficking in the EU. The speaker, Brian Donald, Head of the Office of the Director at Europol (The European Police Office), will speak about how Europol is tackling the issue.

Brian Donald is a former Detective Superintendent for Grampian Police.

The event will take place in the Adult Lending section of Aberdeen Central Library on Rosemount Viaduct at 6pm on Wednesday 19th August. Entry is free and some light refreshments will be provided. For more information and to reserve a place, contact Europe Direct Aberdeen:


telephone: 01224 649483

See below for a European Commission video on the issue of human trafficking.

Aberdeen University participating in European Commission funded Full4Health project

© Image Copyright Micolo J and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health is one of 15 partners conducting research for the European Commission funded Full4Health project. This is a project with the aim of:

“Understanding food-gut-brain mechanisms across the lifespan in the regulation of hunger and satiety for health”

Have a look here for more information.

The Rowett is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the project, so if you are interested, aged between 65 and 75 and have a BMI of 25 or less, then do get in touch with the study team.

Results and progress updates for all European Commission funded research projects are made available through CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service). The latest periodic report summary for the project is here. CORDIS produce the research*eu focus and results magazines which are available on paper in the EDC or online.

Researchers from Full4Health appeared on a BBC Horizon Special entitled ‘What’s the Right Diet for You?’ Unfortunately it’s no longer available on the iPlayer, however if you are a University of Aberdeen student or staff member, you can watch all three parts via the ‘Box of Broadcasts‘ service (just search for the full title once you’re logged in). For more information about BoB National, click here.

The rotating presidency of the Council of the EU

Council leafletsToday is the official launch of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months. The Luxembourg presidency will organise and chair the meetings in the Council until the end of December.

More information about the Presidency of Council of the European Union is available in the EDC where we have lots of reading material on the subject, on the Luxembourg presidency site or on the Council of the European Union site.