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Life in the city

Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthier

A study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has investigated the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others. Leer ms

European Commission - Agendas and Events

Quality Traineeships in the EU - Youth Guarantee, European Solidarity Corps and beyond

The European Commission and the European Youth Forum have announced the 2017 International Interns Day through a dedicated conference focusing on Quality Traineeships in the EU. The conference will provide a space for European institutions, employers, and young people themselves to share views on quality traineeships. Leer ms

Funded by the European Research Council,

Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection, study finds

The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research. The study, published today in Scientific Reports and funded by the European Research Council, tested the impact of a slow, affectionate touch against a fast, neutral touch following social rejection and found a specific relationship between gentle touch and social bonding. Leer ms

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017

Unequal access and usage could hold back potential of digital economy

Digital technologies continue to make impressive advances. Internet infrastructure is improving and the usage of digital tools is growing. The social impacts of digital innovation have also become more pronounced in diverse fields. However, progress is uneven across countries, businesses, and within societies according to a new OECD report. Leer ms

European Students Union

Students discuss ways to secure our Future at the 34th European Students Convention

During our 34th European Student Convention in Cardiff, taking place between 10-12 October 2017, student representatives from across Europe gathered to discuss the future of education across the EHEA from language and environment, to Brexit and Bologna. The event was organised by the National Union of Students in Wales (NUS-WALES) in collaboration with the European Students Union (ESU). Leer ms

Building on the 2017 Dubai Roadmap

Fourth Regional SDG4-Education 2030 Partners Meeting

Building on the 2017 Dubai Roadmap, the meeting aims to maintain constructive dialogue, to share strategic information on Education 2030 at global and regional levels and to ensure coordinated support among partners involved in the implementation and monitoring of Sustainable Developement Goal 4 in the Arab region. Leer ms

9-11 October 2017

4th Youth Summit highlights crucial role of youth within the Africa-EU Partnership

The 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit highlighted the key role played by young people on both continents as key actors within the Africa-EU Partnership. At the summit, which was held in Abidjan, Cte dIvoire, on 9-11 October2017, delegates representing African, European and Diaspora youth organisations put forward a number of recommendations to be presented to Heads of State at the 5th AU-EU Summit, on 29-30 November. Leer ms

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EUInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU

Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU - But still over 115 million people in this situation. n 2016, 117.5 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity.  Leer ms

Sakharov Prize 2017 finalists announcedThe prize, consisting of a certificate and 50,000

Sakharov Prize 2017 finalists announced

The finalists for this years Sakharov Prize have been announced. The laureate will be selected on 26 October by the President and the political group leaders.  Leer ms

Dance makes them more creative

How dance can helps students to develop skills

A proof-of-concept study at North Carolina State University finds participation in dance programs helps students - including those in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines - develop skills such as creativity and persistence that benefited them in the classroom and beyond. Leer ms

House prices up by 3.8% in the euro area Eurostat

House prices up by 3.8% in the euro area

House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.8% in the euro area and by 4.4% in the EU in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer ms

29-30 November

4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit opens in Abidjan

Young people from Africa and Europe, including representatives of the African Diaspora, are gathering in Abidjan, Cte dIvoire, on 9-11 October to take part in the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit. While at the Summit, the delegates will engage in lively debate, with a view to developing recommendations and solutions to put forward to Heads of State at the 5th AU-EU Summit, also to be held in Abidjan, on 29-30 November. Leer ms

Athens hosts the Graphene Week 2017

Graphene set to go from the lab to the marketplace

In the future, the exceptional properties of graphene will make car seats and aircraft antenna protection enclosures lighter, which will reduce fuel consumption. These are just two examples of the uses of this revolutionary material exhibited during the last week of September in Athens, where companies and research centres presented their latest results for producing it at an industrial level. Leer ms

AI Innovations Across Googles

Googles unveils AI technology devises

The company revealed its latest hardware products at a press event in San Francisco October 4, including the Pixel 2 smartphone, futuristic headphones and two new smart speakers. It included a number of nods to Apple, including killing the headphone jack on its Pixel phones. Leer ms

Universal Postal Union

9 October World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services. Leer ms

Call for expressions of interest

European University Association organises a focus group on universities and public engagement

The European University Association (EUA) is organising a focus group on universities and public engagement and invites university practitioners from across Europe who have experience with the topic to reply to the call for expressions of interest. The event will be hosted by the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain on Friday 19 January 2018. Leer ms

Penn State researchers

Physical abuse and punishment impact childrens academic performance

Scientists have found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in childrens cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation. Leer ms

New Skills Agenda for Europe

Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. It also ties in with the European Pillar of Social Rights, which foresees a right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning. Leer ms

Commission reports on employment and social situation

High employment rates and signs of improvement for the youth

Employment in the EU continues to grow at a consistent pace and in almost all Member States. Employment increased by 1.5 % in the EU and 1.6% in the euro area in the second quarter of 2017 compared tothe same period in 2016.There are 3.5 million and 2.4 million more people employed in the EU and euro area compared to last year. This means that 235.4 million people are now employed in the EU. This is the highest level ever recorded.  Leer ms

European Students Union (ESU)

ESU welcomes the education priority in the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Students Union (ESU) welcomes the newly launched European Pillar of Social Rights that reaffirms EUs commitment to combat social exclusion and discrimination, and takes a rights-based approach to education and training. Leer ms

Announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions ongravitational wavesNobel Prize in Physics 2017

Announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions ongravitational waves

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".  Leer ms

She or he will succeed Irina Bokova

UNESCOs Executive Board to nominate a new Director-General for the Organization

The 58 members of UNESCOs Executive Board will hold their 202nd session from 4 to 18 October, chaired by Ambassador Michael Worbs of Germany, at UNESCOs Headquarters. Leer ms

EU Budget 2018

MEPs reject Council cuts, add funds for migration, security, jobs, youth

Budget MEPs last week voted through a budget totalling 161.8 billion in commitments, which is 2.3 billion more than the original Commission proposal.MEPs increased the Youth Employment Initiative by 366.7million in commitment appropriations, raising the total to 600million. Leer ms

Why do we fall asleep when bored?University of Tsukuba

Why do we fall asleep when bored?

University of Tsukuba researcher discovers why we have the tendency to fall asleep in the absence of motivating stimuli, i.e., when bored.osing yourself in your favorite things without sleeping, or falling asleep during boring lectures -- As humans, we often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary, but also experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations Leer ms

Euro area unemployment at 9.1% - EU28 at 7.6%Eurostat

Euro area unemployment at 9.1% - EU28 at 7.6%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2017, stable compared to July 2017 and down from 9.9% in August 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.6% in August 2017, down from 7.7% in July 2017 and from 8.5% in August 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since November 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer ms
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