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European Films

Final round of 2015 LUX Film competition

The final round of the ninth edition of the 2015 LUX Film Prize competition starts in Brussels. It includes three screenings attended by the directors, live debates with audiences and two weeks in which the three shortlisted films Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) will be shown at the EP, with MEPs voting for the winning film and audiences choosing their favourites. Leer ms

Human rights

European Parliament awards Sakharov Prize to Raif Badawi

Raif Badawi is the laureate of this years Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, following an October 29 decision by EP President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Badawi is a blogger from Saudi Arabia currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for insulting Islam on his website promoting social, political and religious debate. The Sakharov award ceremony will be held in Strasbourg on 16 December. Leer ms

Lux Film Days

Viewers can vote for their favourite Lux Film finalists

Coming soon to a screen near you: the three films short-listed for this years Lux Prize will be shown in more than 40 cities all over Europe, subtitled in all of the EUs official 24 languages. During the Lux Film Days film lovers will have the chance to watch them for free and pick their own favourite. Meanwhile, the winner of this years Lux Prize, chosen by MEPs, will be announced during the plenary session in Strasbourg on 24 November. Leer ms

4-10 October 2015

World Space Week, celebrating space exploration

The largest public event on the planet celebrating space exploration, space science and technology will kick off today until the 10th of. In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared 4-10 October to be the World Space Week each year. During this week, events are organized across the world to celebrate "the benefits of space and excitement about space exploration". october Leer ms

Human rights

Sakharov Prize: the nominations for 2015 presented

The nominations for Parliaments 2015 Sakharov Prize were formally presented this Monday 28 September at a joint meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights subcommittee. The Sakharov prize is awarded every year to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression. The winner will be selected in late October. Leer ms

EU Creative Europe MEDIA

17 EU supported movies in the San Sebastian Films Festival Selection

The San Sebastian Film Festivals selection includes 17 movies supported by the EU Creative Europe MEDIA subprogramme. Six of them are part of the Official Selection hence competing for the Golden Shell. Leer ms

Creative Europe

The EU film industry in the spotlight at the Venice International Film Festival

Five films which have been awarded EU funding are competing in the prestigious 72nd Venice International Film Festival between 2 and 9 September. The European Commission has invested around 260,000 through the Creative Europe MEDIA programme to support the development and distribution of these films, which are taking part in the Official Selection and Orizzonti competitions. Leer ms

Doctor on the neurology

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies age 82

The doctor on the neurology at UCLA, Oliver Sacks died at 82. Oliver Sacks, was an English neurologist and author, famous for writing best-selling case histories of his patients disorders.  Leer ms

LUX Prize Announcer 2015

"Mediterranea", "Mustang" and "Urok" LUX Prize finalist

The finalists competing for the 2015 LUX Film Prize have been announced: Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (in English: The Lesson). The three films deal with current social issues such as immigration, position of women and girls, education and economic problems in society. Leer ms

Sweltering Budapest

Europes top open-air music festival to rock Budapest

Sweltering Budapest is about to get a whole lot hotter when the week-long Sziget festival, one of Europes largest outdoor music bonanzas, kicks off on Monday evening, featuring more than 500 concerts by top international acts. Leer ms

"The Revolution of Steve Jobs"

Opera to tackle Steve Jobs life

The Santa Fe Opera announced this week that its latest commission will be based on the man who helped revolutionize personal computers, the music business and, of course, brought the world the iPhone. The piece will explore Jobs, tech guru, and Jobs, husband and father. "The Revolution of Steve Jobs" will premiere during the companys 2017 season and will be written by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. Leer ms

"Mediterranea", "Mustang" and "The Lesson" shortlisted for the 2015 Lux PrizeEuropean Parliament LUX Film Prize

"Mediterranea", "Mustang" and "The Lesson" shortlisted for the 2015 Lux Prize

The three films competing for the 2015 LUX Prize were announced on 24 July in Rome by EP vice-president Antonio Tajani and culture committee chair Silvia Costa, at the Venice Days press conference. The films are: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar), Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergven (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar) and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece). Leer ms

An university finds the oldest copy of the Quran  in the worldText written between 568 and 645 AD

An university finds the oldest copy of the Quran in the world

A British university said that fragments of a Quran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the Islamic text in the world, possibly written by someone who might have known Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). This Quran manuscript has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Leer ms

Ten  best European nominated films have been revealedLux Prize 2015

Ten best European nominated films have been revealed

The 10 films competing for this years Lux Prize have been revealed at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, including five by first-time directors, a mix of genres and the selections first-ever Icelandic film. The European Parliament awards the prize to the best European film every year. At the end of the month it will be announced which three films have been short-listed for the finals, meaning they will also be screened all over the EU as part of the Lux Film Days.  Leer ms

Similar to the model on rival Spotify

Google launches free music service

Google has launched a free version of its music streaming service Play Music, less than a week before Apple launches its own streaming app, Apple Music. Google Play Music already has a subscription-based service, where users pay monthly to listen to an unlimited amount of tracks. Leer ms

European Commission

President Juncker welcomes world-leading scientists, discusses role of science in competitiveness an

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hosted a working lunch for a group of eminent, internationally awarded scientists: Sir Paul Nurse, Jules Hoffmann, Serge Haroche, Lszl Lovsz, Jean Tirole and Edvard Ingjald Moser. They will be joined by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness; and Commissioner Moedas, responsible for Research, Science and Innovation. Leer ms

World Press Freedom

European Commission launches the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for professional and amateur journalists

The European Commission launched the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015, which rewards outstanding contributions by journalists who report on development, and in particular on the eradication of poverty. This year the Prize will be open to professional and amateur journalists, including bloggers Leer ms

University of Granada (UGR),

Dyslexic children do not detect stressed syllables well while listening to words

Dyslexia is not only a problem related to reading; children with this difficulty also display impaired prosodic processing, in other words, they struggle to detect stressed syllables. A Spanish team of researchers has shown this feature to be lacking in dyslexia for the first time in Spanish (it has already been demonstrated in English) and highlights the importance of including oral expression activities, as well as reading, to differentiate tone, word stress and intonation. Leer ms

Union of Islamic communities report

Spain fails to offer acess to Islamic Education

A new report published by the Union of Islamic Communities (UCIDE) in Spain has concluded that 90 per cent of Muslim children in Spanish schools lack access to normal Islamic religion classes. The report, released on Monday, April 6, offers a demographics study of the Muslim population in Spain. Leer ms

Fostering a European identity

Plzeň in the Czech Republic and Mons cultural capitals for 2015

Plzeň in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium are Europes cultural capitals for 2015. Inaugurated in 1985, cultural capitals highlight the diversity and richness of European culture, while also fostering a European identity. More than 50 cities around Europe have already had the honour and since 2011 two cities from two different EU countries share the title each year. Read on to find out more about this years cultural capitals. Leer ms

Religious fundamentalism

"Islam is not the problem" study concludes

A new study shows that hostility towards other out-groups is not an isolated phenomenon among Muslims living in Europe; but nor is it a synonym of violence. According to the author of the study, Ruud Koopmans, director of the WZB Berln Social Science Centre (Germany), "Islam is not the problem". Leer ms

European Heritage Label

The European Commision will select historical sites for the European Heritage Label

The European Commission will select sixteen historically and culturally important sites around Europe have been recommended to receive the European Heritage Label (EHL). The label celebrates the cultural diversity of the continent and highlights a sense of a shared European belonging. A series of information and educational activities related to the sites will also be organised. Leer ms

Polish film has awarded  by the European Parliaments LUX Prize 2014

Polish film has awarded by the European Parliaments

Pawel Pawlikowskis Ida, fresh from its big success at Saturdays European Film Awards, where it won no fewer than five of the most important awards, now has another statuette to add to its trophy case. The Polish film has been awarded the European Parliaments LUX Prize 2014, thus beating the other two finalists, Cline Sciammas Girlhood and Rok Bičeks Class Enemy. Leer ms

867 000 EU funding

New lighting solution developed by EU researchers will protect the paintings of the Sistine Chapel

EU-funded researchers have shown how LED lighting offers museums and other public venues a cost-effective solution to protect artwork. The project wanted to demonstrate how LED lighting can play an important role in the protection of artwork. Leer ms

More than 100 signitures

UKs Crafts Council calls on the government to protect craft skills

The UKs Crafts Council has backed a manifesto calling on the government to protect craft skills, as protestors try to save a degree course at one of Britains leading arts universities. Leer ms
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