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New scoreboard shows that participation of women in the EU digital economy still lags behindWomen in the Digital Age study 

New scoreboard shows that participation of women in the EU digital economy still lags behind

Today the European Commission is launching an annual scoreboard to monitor women´s participation in the digital economy, on the occasion of the birthday of Ada Lovelace, considered as the world´s first computer programmer. The Women in Digital scoreboard is one of the actions to assess women´s inclusion in digital jobs, careers and entrepreneurship initiated by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.  Leer más

Older people are doing increasingly less physical exercise
University of Jaén

Older people are doing increasingly less physical exercise

A research led by the University of Jaén reveals that people over 65 are not performing enough physical activity. Experts emphasize the importance of preserving physical performance to prevent the negative consequences of aging.  Leer más

European Students´ Union

The European Students´ Union stands with Albanian students

Decision No. 288 by the Albanian Council of Ministers has created tremendous dissatisfaction among Albanian students, which have evolved to mass student protests. The decision outlined the double charging of repeated exams. Since the start of the protests on the 5th of December, they have developed to the biggest student protests since 1990. Leer más

#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

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

Clinical sciences

Our brain predicts words before they are pronounced

The brain is not only able to finish the sentences of others. A study by the Basque research centre BCBL has shown for the first time that it can also anticipate an auditory stimulus and determine the phonemes and specific words the speaker is going to pronounce.  Leer más

UN report calls for advancement of youth rights
Ahead of the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council,

UN report calls for advancement of youth rights

The report on youth and human rights was published earlier last month ahead of the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, which will take place from 10-28 September in Geneva, Switzerland. The report is based on a broad range of input from over 95 stakeholders, including the European Youth Forum and its Member Organisations. Leer más

The only two gender study programmes will be shut down

Europe call to order the Hungarian government plan to ban gender studies

The Hungarian government has announced plans to eliminate gender studies from the country´s list of accredited university study programmes. The Board of the European University Association (EUA) and teh European Parliamnet calls on the Hungarian Ministry for Human Resources to cancel its plans as gender studies are a well-established scientific discipline, taught at the most prestigious institutions around the world, with benefits for graduates and society at large.  Leer más

Falciani and the Association Tactical Whistleblower 
launch a sustainable cryptocurrencyIt will transform the paradigms of traditional finances

Falciani and the Association Tactical Whistleblower launch a sustainable cryptocurrency

Hervé Falciani, the former employee of the HSBC convicted by the Swiss judicial authorities when he was assisting judicial authorities to analyse data of over 100,000 tax evaders and who, since 2009, has been actively collaborating with the justice systems of several countries, presents in Spain Taboow.org, a project by the non-for-profit Association Tactical Whistleblower which promotes TABU, a sustainable cryptocurrency, the basis of an ICO launched on 14th July.   Leer más

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
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1 New scoreboard shows that participation of women in the EU digital economy still lags behind
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4 The European Students´ Union stands with Albanian students
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