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Oxford University Press USA

University education makes students more agreeable, conscientiousness

A new study indicates that university education has a dramatically positive effect on the development of non-cognitive skills like conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness, in addition to the expected intellectual benefits. The paper also shows that the impact of education on these skills is even more dramatic for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Leer más

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Erasmus+ goes virtual

Erasmus+, one of the EU´s iconic and most successful programmes, today adds an online version to its mobility actions, to link more students and young people from European countries and the Southern neighbourhood of the EU. Leer más

EU school fruit & vegetable and milk scheme

Millions of European schoolchildren benefit from healthy food thanks to EU programme

During the 2016-2017 school year, more than 12.2 million children in 79,000 schools took part in the EU fruit and vegetables scheme and around 18 million children took part in the EU milk scheme, as shown by the latest monitoring reports. This represents more than 74,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables and over 285,000 tonnes of dairy products, distributed mainly to children between 6 and 10 years old. Leer más

Transition period

Changes in Erasmus+ Youth Mobility as European Solidarity Corps delayed

Due to delays in agreeing the legal framework for the European Solidarity Corps a transition period was put in place before this new initiative will be adopted later this year. Leer más

Protecting European consumers

Toys and cars top the list of dangerous products detected

The European Commission releases its 2017 report on the Rapid Alert System for dangerous products.The report shows that in 2017, the Rapid Alert System was increasingly used by national authorities with more than 2,000 alerts on dangerous products circulated through the system. Toys, for example several models of the popular fidget spinners, cars and motorcycles, topped the list of dangerous products detected and removed from the market.  Leer más

U40 Empowered

UNESCO launches a call and a new initiative to support women in digital creative industries

In 26 February 2018 UNESCO launches its 9th IFCD call for funding and a new initiative with Sabrina Ho "U40 Empowered: Women entrepreneurs powering the digital creative industries". Leer más

Memory consolidation during sleep

Newly learned information in sleep improves memory, study finds

Scientists have long known that sleep is important to the formation and retention of new memories. Memory consolidation is associated with sudden bursts of oscillatory brain activity, called sleep spindles, which can be visualized and measured on an electroencephalogram (EEG). Now researchers have found that sleep spindles also play a role in strengthening new memories when newly learned information is played back to a person during sleep. Leer más

European Students´ Union (ESU

New grants program supporting refugees´ inclusion

The European Students´ Union (ESU) is opening the second edition of the small grants programme ´Together, Moving Forward´, empowering positive refugee-host interactions across Europe. ESU will fund student and refugee-led initiatives at local, national and/or international level. Projects can be funded for any sum up to 10,000 EUR (12,000 EUR for international activities). The deadline for the 1st stage of applications is 15th of April 2018. Leer más

Artificial intelligence

Europe kicks off work on marrying cutting-edge technology and ethical standards

The Commission is setting up a group on artificial intelligence to gather expert input and rally a broad alliance of diverse stakeholders. The expert group will also draw up a proposal for guidelines on AI ethics, building on today´s statement by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. Leer más

Basque research center

The brain can be trained to avoid dyslexia, study finds

The ability of the brain to synchronize with the tone and intonation of speech influences how language is processed. This concludes a study by the Basque research center BCBL, whose results could help design more effective activities to train the brain in order to avoid future disorders such as dyslexia. Leer más

International Women´s Day 2018

International Women´s Day is an occasion to celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality and women´s empowerment but also to critically reflect on those accomplishments and strive for a greater momentum towards gender equality worldwide. It is a day to recognize the extraordinary acts of women and to stand together, as a united force, to advance gender equality around the world. Leer más

Creative Europe MEDIA programme

One Oscar and 15 Césars for EU supported films

Creative Europe MEDIA programme supported films won over the weekend numerous awards. Last night in the 90th Academy Awards "Call me by your name" (directed by Luca Guadagnino) won the Oscar for Adapted Screenplay, which was written by James Ivory. On Friday night, five MEDIA-supported films celebrated its success in Césars Awards. Leer más

Hundreds of events all over Europe to inform entrepreneurs of available supportStartup Europe Week begins:

Hundreds of events all over Europe to inform entrepreneurs of available support

Today begun the third edition of the Startup Europe Week, combining hundreds of events all over Europe and beyond. The Startup Europe Week is now organised in more than 50 countries, with additional global events taking place in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Leer más

Governance Frameworks to Counter Illicit Trade

OECD highlights serious weaknesses in the fight against illicit trade

Inconsistent penalties, insufficient checks on small parcels, and a lack of information on shipments in free trade zones allow criminal networks to traffic billions of dollars worth of fake and prohibited goods each year. Today, the OECD introduced a new phase in its efforts to help governments counter these enforcement gaps and better protect consumers and businesses. Leer más

The effect of foreign language in fear acquisition

How the use of a foreign language may reduce fear conditioning

Emotions are at the core of human nature. There is evidence that emotional reactivity in foreign languages compared to native languages is reduced. We explore whether this emotional distance could modulate fear conditioning, an essential mechanism for the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders.  Leer más

Students views on the proposal of the EU Education Area

ESU calls for recognition of degrees in all EHEA countries, not just the EU

In February 2018, the European Students´ Union (ESU) participated in two consultation meetings organised by the European Commission concerning the proposal of the European Education Area (EEA) by 2025. On the 2nd of May, the Commision will issue an "educational package" which will include the first recommendations for achieving the EEA. Leer más

Only 17% of bios published on Wikipedia are about women

UNESCO wants to bridge the gender gap in the digital space

UNESCO aims to increase the visibility of women in the digital space by organizing a global call for contribution, the "Edit-a-thon", on International Women´s Day, 8 March. The objective is clear: everywhere in the world, people will be invited to create, edit or translate new Wikipedia pages of portraits of women who have played a key role or who still contribute today in the fields of education, science, culture, and communication. Leer más

Social Psychology

Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in life

Being a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to new research. Leer más

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

One in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school worldwide

New figures on the number of children out of school worldwide reveal that despite decades of efforts to get every child into the classroom, progress has come to a standstill. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide - one in every five - are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years. Leer más


#YourCareerMove quiz helps French student set off on the road to a career abroad in motorsport

Florian Henault from Lillebonne, Normandy has been considering a career abroad ever since he heard about the possibility through his region´s youth information centre. Leer más


University associations discuss FP9

On Monday 26 February, 13 transnational European university associations met in Leuven, upon invitation of LERU, to discuss possible joint action on the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). European Framework Programmes (FPs) is an obvious and major priority for Science Europe, especially at a time where the current FP, Horizon 2020 (2014-2020), is undergoing its interim evaluation and preparations are already underway for its successor, Framework Programme 9 (FP9). Leer más

European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Culture and education, tools to strengthen European identity and social cohesion

The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe´s cultural heritage and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. At the meeting of the CoR´s SEDEC commission on 21 February, members discussed two opinions focusing on the role of education and culture for strengthening European identity and social cohesion. Leer más

French-speaking students in Belgium launch a new campaign to raise awareness of day-to-day problems #WeWantBetterThanThis

French-speaking students in Belgium launch a new campaign to raise awareness of day-to-day problems

The Federation of the French-speaking students in Belgium (FEF) has started the second campaign of the academic year 2017-2018 called #OnVeutMieuxQueCa (in English: #WeWantBetterThanThis). The aim is to raise awareness of day-to-day problems students face. Leer más

EU funds to cover start-up grants and mobility allowances

€2.13 million in job-search aid for 900 former Ericsson staff

Since 2014, Ericsson has entirely shut down three factories and closed telecoms hardware production lines at various sites due to restructuring and offshoring of activities. The telecoms business has faced growing competition, especially from Asian companies, and experienced negative growth in its hardware-centric business line and technology upgradation, resulting in fewer people being required. In total 2,388 workers were laid off, 900 of whom will benefit from the proposed measures. Leer más

Using the CanariCam

New research reveals clearest infrared image yet of the center of our galaxy

A research team has published a new study lead by Pat Roche, professor of astrophysics at The University of Oxford, and Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio. It reveals a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.  Leer más
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Theses and dissertations
1 How the use of a foreign language may reduce fear conditioning
2 New toolkit helps public employment services strengthen national career and lifelong learning
3 UNESCO launches a call and a new initiative to support women in digital creative industries
4 University education makes students more agreeable, conscientiousness
5 OECD launches Toolkit to help governments advance on gender equality goals
6 Commission decides to give the European Heritage Label to nine heritage sites
7 EU Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and for access to social protection
8 Erasmus+ goes virtual
9 Europe offers financial aid to France, Greece, Spain and Portugal following natural disasters
10 More civil engagement needed in Europe, according to the NGO Transparency International
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