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#EUVocationalSkills

European Vocational Skills Week 2018 helps millions to discover the benefits of vocational education

Thanks to 1512 events that took place all over Europe, the campaign has so far reached over 2.2 million people, 1.2 million more than last year. And it does not stop here, as many more associated activities and events are being organised across Europe until December 2018. To close the week, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, has announced the winners of the Awards for VET Excellence 2018. Leer más
Strict rules on protecting investors

New EU rules to boost crowdfunding platforms and protect investors

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted on Monday on its position on common rules on the creation and functioning of European crowdfunding service providers for business. The adopted text aims to help crowdfunding services to function smoothly in the internal market and to foster cross-border business funding in the EU, by providing for a single set of rules on the provision of crowdfunding services. Leer más
Cut downs on study places for international students

Denmark to cut 1000 study places taught in English

Intense discussions are going on in Denmark, after the Ministry for Higher Education and Science decided to mandate universities to cut 1000 study places taught in English, as well as impose an indefinite cap that dictates that no more study places in English can be opened. Leer más
European University Association (EUA)

University associations call for research excellence and cooperation to prevail

EUA joined more than a dozen other European associations representing universities to stress that the next Framework Programme for Research & Innovation, Horizon Europe, must deliver on its aim to bring scientific, economic and social impact, as well as strengthen the scientific and technological basis of the Union, and foster its competitiveness. Leer más
Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%

Second quarter of 2018

Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.2% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 2.0% in the second quarter of 2017. Leer más
How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Eurostat monitoring report

How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens´ quality of life and well-being. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice. For these reasons, sustainable development is a fundamental and overarching objective of the European Union and the progress towards the goals agreed at UN level in this area is regularly monitored and reported. Leer más


Debates
Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable banking and financial sector – Q&A Stronger anti-money laundering supervision for a stable banking and financial sector – Q&A

The Commission proposed to further strengthen the supervision of EU financial institutions to better address money-laundering and terrorist financing threats. While the EU has strong anti-money laundering rules in place, recent cases involving money laundering in some EU banks have raised concerns that those rules are not always supervised and enforced effectively across the EU.
Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer" Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer"

Meet Mariana Costa Checa, a young social entrepreneur from Peru. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Laboratoria (link is external), a company that has been training young women coding and software development skills in Latin America since 2014. Mariana will be attending Mobile Learning Week - UNESCO´s yearly flagship ICT in education event – taking place from 26 – 30 March 2018 in Paris.
Libros
Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene" Startup Cities "Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene"

This book offers a comprehensive model for explaining the success and failure of cities in nurturing startups, presents detailed case studies of how participants in that model help or hinder startup activity, and shows how to apply these lessons to boost local startup activity.
 POLICIES Extend +  
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
16 and 17 year old young generations in Malta will have the right to have their voice counted
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
2018 World Autism Awareness Day observance "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism"
Over €31 million in humanitarian aid from Europe for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNESCO music video against gender stereotypes wins Communications Award
 R+D Extend +  
Chinese and European scientists propose 28 complementary colours
EU-wide rules for safety of drones approved by European Parliament
EU has more digital specialists than before but skills gaps remain
 EMPLOYMENT Extend +  
Annual growth in labour costs at 2.2% in euro area
European Parliament vote in favour the legal framework for the European Solidarity Corp
Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU28
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
Europe proposes to strengthen the supervision of money-laundering and terrorist finance threats
Commission takes action for a more competitive and innovative financial market
Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declines
 CULTURE Extend +  
LUX Film Prize: official selection for 2018 revealed
New EU initiative to enable young people to discover Europe by rail
A new EU initiative allows young people to discover Europe by rail
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
Finland innovates with digital ´climate game´ to focus youth on the planet
5 June: World Environment Day
European Commission announces 16 Young Leaders who will take part of the EU Development Days
 HEALTH Extend +  
The electronic cigarette is not free from toxic elements
Are you really you when you´re hungry?
Are Breast Cancer Apps Reliable?
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
Happy older people live longer, say researchers
300 participants join the European Validation Festival
Bad behavior to significant other in tough times has more impact than positive gestures
 SPORTS Extend +  
Olympic message of peace is universal, UN chief says in Pyeongchang
Registration open for the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018
European Parliament launches a new Multimedia Centre on 4 January
 EDUCATION Extend +  
Our brain predicts words before they are pronounced
Falciani and the Association Tactical Whistleblower launch a sustainable cryptocurrency
Europe call to order the Hungarian government plan to ban gender studies
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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1 The electronic cigarette is not free from toxic elements
2 HUMAN CAPITAL IS ACHIEVING A NEW STATUS
3 European Vocational Skills Week 2018 helps millions to discover the benefits of vocational education
4 University associations call for research excellence and cooperation to prevail
5 New EU rules to boost crowdfunding platforms and protect investors
6 Denmark to cut 1000 study places taught in English
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