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European events on empowering women through educationInternational Women´s Day

European events on empowering women through education

Education plays a crucial role in helping women and girls achieve equality. Little wonder then that it was chosen as the theme of this year´s International Women´s Day. In the run-up to this annual day on 8 March, the Parliament is organising several events to highlight access to education in developing countries and the gap between women´s high level of education in the EU and the professional opportunities available to them afterwards. Leer más

Spain´s National Promotional Bank

Spain will contribute €1.5 billion to Investment Fund projects

Spain has announced that it will contribute €1.5 billion to projects benefiting from finance by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) which is the core element of the Investment Plan for Europe. The contribution comes via Spain´s National Promotional Bank, the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO).  Leer más

European Citizen´s Prize

47 people and organisations from all over the EU received the European Citizen´s Prize

hey are the ones who make Europe a better place: 47 people and organisations from all over the EU received the European Citizen´s Prize at a ceremony in Brussels on 25 February as an award for their contributions to European cooperation and the promotion of common values. This included anything from defending the rights of vulnerable groups in society, to working to improve knowledge of EU law and policies, fighting extremism and promoting tolerance and dialogue. Leer más

Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index

Spanisard are more likely to be thriving social and physical well-being than the rest of Europe

Gallup and Healthways report finds that in Spain that improving people´s well-being can lead to a higher quality of life and reduced healthcare costs, among other vital outcomes. This is particularly important among older people, who typically use the healthcare system more frequently than any other age group.  Leer más

European Social Fund (ESF)

Commission commits €3.8 billion to help the most vulnerable in Europe

The European Commission has adopted the last remaining national Operational Programmes for the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived for 2014-2020. In total this is worth €3.8 billion in assistance to 4 million of the people most in need in the EU. Leer más

Analysis of Facebook´s Policies and Terms

Facebook accused of breaking data protection laws in Europe

Facebook has been accused of breaking European data protection laws in a report written for Belgium´s privacy watchdog. Academics from the University of Leuven have claimed that the social network has made the process of adjusting privacy settings too convoluted.  Leer más

Drama in their infancy

Children of divorced parents develop pathologies related to alcohol and drugs

Children are always the victims in a divorce. So says a British study, a survey of 500 children of 14-22 years who lived a break at their home. 19% worsened their performance in school and 15% were forced to change schools. The children were used by the parts of the couple to attack each other; 32% felt used in the fights of their parents. Leer más

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Spaniards move over to renting, according to a new study

The economic recession and changes to the population pyramid have promoted the renting culture in Spain, until now unpopular. Scientists from the Autonomous University of Barcelona have examined the demographic and residential tendencies of Spaniards over the last 30 years and confirm that renting is now the first option considered to access housing Leer más

Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Spaniards move over to renting, according to a new study

The economic recession and changes to the population pyramid have promoted the renting culture in Spain, until now unpopular. Scientists from the Autonomous University of Barcelona have examined the demographic and residential tendencies of Spaniards over the last 30 years and confirm that renting is now the first option considered to access housing Leer más

"Where is Silicon Valley?

Tech companies with shorter names do better, MIT study finds

A new study by MIT researchers found that companies with shorter names tend to do better. The researchers focused their study on Silicon Valley companies. Leer más

United Nations report

Attacks against girls in school are on the rise

In a report released Monday, the United Nations says that attacks against girls in school are on the rise around the world, taking place in at least 70 countries from 2009 to 2014. Leer más

scientist at the University of Pittsburgh

Scientists say curvy women help to build babies brains and intelligence

A study has found that curvy women actually make smarter babies. The study by Pittsburgh University and lead researcher, Professor Will Lassek, found that "fat banks" in the area of a woman´s hips, thighs, and butt are pretty much the golden ticket when it comes to passing on smarts to babies during breast-feeding. Leer más

Digital media use

Smartphones increase risk of sleep problems in teenagers

Teenagers who own smartphones spend more time online - also during the night, which may affect their sleep. A new University of Basel study on more than 300 students reports that teenagers´ digital media use during the night is associated with an increased risk of sleep problems and depressive symptoms. The findings have been published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Leer más

Love and intimacy in later life

New study reveals active sex lives of the over 70s

Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research. Leer más

Over half a billion users

Facebook top most downloaded apps on iOS and Android worldwide

According to new data released by App Annie about 2014 mobile app usage, iOS and Android users downloaded Facebook´s mobile apps more often than any other apps, both in the US and globally. The full report also includes a long list of the top apps and publishers by country, as well as the top countries and categories for both the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Leer más

New record level of 2.7bn tourism nights in the EU28 in 2014 Highest growth in Latvia, Belgium, Portugal and Greece

New record level of 2.7bn tourism nights in the EU28 in 2014

In 2014, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU is expected to have reached a new peak of around 2.7 billion nights, up by 1.7% compared with 2013. Following the decline observed in 2009 with the beginning of the financial crisis, there has been a steady increase in the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU over the last 5 years. These estimates were issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

First-of-its-kind observation

Sleeping after studying helps students to remember

New discoveries about how sleep, learning and memory are deeply intertwined illustrate why staying up all night to cram before a test couldbe a bad idea. The study on sleep being intertwined with memory may one day lead to new information on insomnia or memory disorders. Leer más

Investment Plan for Europe

New SME Initiative to unlock more than €3.2 billion of cheaper credit for Spanish companies

The European Commission welcomed the signing of the SME Initiative with Spain, a ground-breaking agreement to unlock more than €3.2 billion of additional lending for companies with fewer than 250 employees (SMEs). Leer más

Hearing in Hungary

NGOs discuss on media freedom and EU role on human rights

The recent clampdown on an NGO, media freedom and the potential for the EU to monitor the fundamental rights situation in member states were among the main issues raised at a public hearing on human rights in Hungary. The hearing took place on 22 January in the Parliament´s justice committee with representatives of NGOs, international organisations and the Hungarian government in attendance. Leer más

12.6% of young people have endured cyber-bullying

83% of teenagers fall victim to some kind of violence during their lives

Childhood is one of the stages of life with the greatest risk of suffering violence, despite the greater social awareness and more specialised training of professionals. A study looking into over a thousand Spanish teenagers concludes that 83% of them claim to have fallen victim to at least one form of violence over the course of their lives; 68.6% in the last year. Leer más

Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Switzerland and Singapore the most competitiveness nations with high quality of talent

Switzerland and Singapore are in the firts places on INSEAD´s annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI).The study, released this week measures a nation´s competitiveness based on the quality of talent that it can produce, attract and retain. Leer más

EYE hearings

Young people will present ideas on society issues to the European Parliament

Last May the Parliament brought thousands of young people together for the European Youth Event 2014 (EYE). Under the motto "Ideas for a better Europe" participants discussed issues of importance to them, such as youth unemployment, the digital revolution, the future of the EU, sustainability, and European values. From 20 January former EYE participants will present now their ideas to a number of Parliament´s committees. Leer más

Study finds technology makes workers more productiveTechnology´s Impact

Study finds technology makes workers more productive

The most important tool fir workers these days isn´t a laptop or a cellphone. According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Surprisingly, Internet Project, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn came in dead last with an importance rating of just 4 percent.  Leer más

European Commission review

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Hungary the five EU member states with higher poverty

Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy and Hungary were the EU member-states where poverty and social exclusion increased the most during the economic crisis, according to the European Commission´s Annual Review on employment and social developments released on Thursday. The review noted that the poverty and social exclusion percentages in those countries were already high before the crisis.  Leer más

Employment and social analysis

Annual review highlights the need to invest in skills of the workforce to support productivity

Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. This is one of the main findings of the 2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review, which has looked back to the consequences of the recession. Leer más
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