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Citizens´ Initiative

Commission registers initiative to ´Stop starvation for 8% of the European population

The stated objectives of the proposed Citizens´ Initiative include "to prompt governments to embrace the hunger problem" and to "emphasize the responsibility of governments to eradicate the problem." The organisers of the Initiative have set out a detailed list of actions where they call on the Commission to make legislative proposals.  Leer más

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Study shows puzzle games can improve mental flexibility

Want to improve your mental finesse? Playing a puzzle game like Cut the Rope could just be the thing you need. A recent study by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists showed that adults who played the physics-based puzzle video game Cut the Rope regularly, for as little as an hour a day, had improved executive functions. Leer más

Price transparency and other unfair commercial practices

The European Commission and EU consumer authorities push Airbnb to comply

The European Commission and EU consumer authorities are calling on Airbnb to align their terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and be transparent on their presentation of prices.  Leer más

Digital platform workers in Europe

New report shows that digital employment platforms are gaining a foothold in Europe´s labour markets

According to the report, one in every 10 adults has already used online platforms at least once to provide services. While for the majority it remains a sporadic source of secondary income, 2% of the adult population work more than 20 hours a week or earn at least half of their income via online labour platforms. Leer más

Special culture heritage awards.

Access City Award 2019 now open for applications

The 2019 edition of the Access City Award is now receiving applications. This year also includes special culture heritage awards. This year, special awards will be given as part of the European year of cultural heritage, and will reward cities for their outstanding efforts to make cultural heritage sites accessible.  Leer más

Career mobility

Age and education affect job changes, study finds

New research reveals that people are more likely to change jobs when they are younger and well educated, though not necessarily because they are more open to a new experience. A team from ETH Zurich in Switzerland and the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK analysed and compared the effects of individual characteristics and the economic context on career mobility. Leer más

The National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL)

Finish Students want a better intergenerational policy

There is a strange contradiction in the public debate when talking about the young generations. On the one hand, the future of the Finnish welfare state is the responsibility of the younger generations. As part of an ever-diminishing number of working-age people, we need to keep the welfare state running and be innovative to face the challenges of our society, from robotization to climate change. Leer más

Union of Students in Ireland (USI)

6% vote YES in referendum to improve reproductive rights in Republic of Ireland

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), represents 374,000 students across Ireland, and welcomed the high youth turnout on the referendum on the Eighth Amendment that took place the 25th of May. The Eight amendment in the Irish constitution equates the life of a fetus with the life of a pregnant person and can result in a 14-year jail sentence for someone who procures an abortion. This was repealed by 66.4% of people voting Yes to removing it from the constitution. Leer más

Psychology of Music

Training in musical improvisation may teach your brain to think differently

John Coltrane and Jerry Garcia became improvising legends for their ability to mix musical elements on the fly. How the brain accomplishes such feats of creativity under pressure remains a mystery, though practice is increasingly thought to play a pivotal role. Leer más

Japan-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)

Joint EU-Japan statement following the first EU-Japan policy dialogue in education, culture & sport

On 6 July 2018, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), met in Budapest to officially launch the EU-Japan Policy dialogue on Education, Culture and Sport. Leer más

Schools in over 30 countries to trial ocean literacy manual
UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet)

Schools in over 30 countries to trial ocean literacy manual

Schools in thirty-six countries* around the world will take part in a pilot project to test the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission´s (IOC) latest flagship publication, Ocean Literacy for All – A Toolkit, through the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet). Leer más

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Segregating children for their disabilities is a violation of human rights according to a report

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published a forceful report on the Spanish educational system, reporting on the unfair and discriminatory treatment of thousands of children. The group of experts claims that the right to an inclusive education is being violated in Spain. We have a moral obligation and the legal imperative to ensure that our schools are designed for all students. Leer más

Horizon Europe

University associations unite in response to EU Commission proposal

The European University Association (EUA) and more than a dozen other university associations have united to issue a common response to the European Commission´s proposal for Horizon Europe. The 14 signatory associations discussed the Commission´s proposal and outlined the most crucial elements that need to be ironed out in the negotiating process. Leer más

First quarter of 2018

Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and the EU28

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28.These figures are seasonally adjusted.  Leer más

To support sustainable recycling practices and industries

The Bureau of International Recycling and UNIDO sign Joint Declaration

The Bureau of International Recycling and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a Joint Declaration with a view to facilitating a closer cooperation between the two organisations. Leer más

DiscoverEU: 15,000 travel passes up for grabs to explore the EU this summerApplicants must be 18 years old on 1 July 2018

DiscoverEU: 15,000 travel passes up for grabs to explore the EU this summer

As of tomorrow until 26 June,  young people can apply for a ticket giving them the opportunity to discover their continent from July 2018 until the end of October 2018.  DiscoverEU will enable them to better understand Europe´s diversity, enjoy its cultural richness, make new friends and get a sense of their European identity. Leer más

They call for doubling the overall Horizon Europe budget

Horizon Europe should aim for a sustainable energy future, according Energy & Environment Platforms

This is the main message of a position published by the EUA Energy & Environment Platform (EUA-EPUE) together with the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and InnoEnergy. The three organisations call for a doubling of the overall Horizon Europe budget, as proposed by the Lamy report. They also call for an increase of funding for sustainable clean energy projects.  Leer más

Post-2020 Erasmus programme

EU budget raises questions on inclusion & accessibility for youth

The European Commission last week announced a further breakdown of how it plans to invest in youth in the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), through the: Post-2020 Erasmus programme, European Social Fund + (including the Youth Employment Initiative) Justice, Rights and Values Fund.These programme proposals are vital for young people in the upcoming EU budget. Leer más

Finance should be used to set Europe´s economy on the path to sustainabilityEuropean Economic and Social Committee

Finance should be used to set Europe´s economy on the path to sustainability

Representatives of civil society organisations, bank associations, academia and EU institutions gathered in Brussels to take part in a hearing on financing sustainable growth in Europe. Robin Edme, Senior Policy Officer for Green, Responsible and Sustainable Finance at the European Commission, set the stage for the debate with his presentation of the Action Plan on Sustainable Europe unveiled by the Commission in March 2018. Leer más

Horizon Europe

Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme yet

A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever. Leer más

8 June 2018

World Oceans Day 2018

World Oceans Day 2018 is truly the biggest and best yet! This year, already over one thousand events are registered on the website in dozens of countries across the globe – from first time celebrations such as the International Ocean Week being held in Cameroon, to the Run to the Deep race event in London, to online events like the Healthy Seas Initiative diving beneath the waves in a Facebook live event and youth taking action through initiatives like Sea Youth Rise Up.  Leer más

European Youth Event (EYE)

8000 young people in the European Parliament in Strasbourg

At the end of the European Youth Event (EYE), hundreds of ideas emerge on building a better Europe and the determination to make the campaign count. The Vice-President of the European Parliament Ramón Valcárcel (EPP, ES) and Rainer Wieland (EPP, DE) officially brought to a close two days of intense debates, exchanges of ideas and creative performances on Saturday evening in the hemicycle in Strasbourg. Leer más

EYE2018: opportunity for young Europeans to make their voices heard
1-2 June 2018

EYE2018: opportunity for young Europeans to make their voices heard

The EYE2018 takes place on 1-2 June 2018 in the European Parliament´s seat in Strasbourg. It is a unique opportunity for young Europeans to make their voices heard.  Leer más

European University Association

EUA calls on policy makers to strike balance between funding new universities and other cooperations

The European University Association (EUA) has issued a first response to the European Commission´s proposal for the EU´s next Erasmus programme. Released on 30 May, the proposal provides a solid basis for discussion on the 2021-2027 programme, including the much-needed increase in funding. Leer más

"Investing in People"

Commission proposes to double funding for Erasmus programme

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion. The proposal for the Erasmus programme is part of the "Investing in People" chapter of the EU´s long-term budget proposal which the Commission presented on 2 May 2018. The current Erasmus+ programme with a budget of €14.7 billion runs from 2014-2020. Founded in 1987, Erasmus has to date supported more than 9 million students, learners, apprentices and volunteers. Leer más
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Theses and dissertations
1 Employment Social review confirms positive trends but highlights needs for skills and and inclusion
2 LUX Film Prize: official selection for 2018 revealed
3 Commission registers initiative to ´Stop starvation for 8% of the European population
4 6% vote YES in referendum to improve reproductive rights in Republic of Ireland
5 Finish Students want a better intergenerational policy
6 Joint EU-Japan statement following the first EU-Japan policy dialogue in education, culture & sport
7 Training in musical improvisation may teach your brain to think differently
8 Euro area unemployment at 8.4%
9 New EU rules ensure better protection for 120 million holidaymakers this summer
10 Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe
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