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16 May

UNESCO celebrates the 1st International Day of Light

UNESCO will welcome leading scientists on 16 May 2018 for the 1st edition of the International Day of Light (02:30-08:00 pm) to celebrate the role light plays in our daily lives. Researchers and intellectuals will examine how light-based technologies can contribute to meet pressing challenges in diverse areas, such as medicine, education, agriculture and energy. Leer ms

12 Questions for the Future of Europe:

Commission Launches Online Citizens Consultation

Today, on Europe Day, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future.  Leer ms

ArtsEqual research initiative

Arts and culture could help Finnish schools reach new heights of excellence

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world. If Finnish schools wished to reach a new level of excellence, they should strengthen the integration of arts and culture in the teaching of all subjects, researchers now say.  Leer ms

European Youth Forum

150 youth organisation from across Europe meet to discuss issues that matter to youth

On 27-28 April, the European Youth Forum hosted its Council of Members (COMEM) in Brussels, bringing together over 150 youth organisation representatives from across Europe.  Leer ms

70.7% of accidents happen in urban centres

Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common

The bicycle is a cheap and ecological way of transport, and it is also a healthy option. This is why the number of cyclists in cities has increased in recent years, but so has the accident rate. A study confirms that these incidents are caused by a combination of inadequate infrastructures and risk behaviour on the part of drivers and cyclists. Leer ms

70.7% of accidents happen in urban centres

Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common

The bicycle is a cheap and ecological way of transport, and it is also a healthy option. This is why the number of cyclists in cities has increased in recent years, but so has the accident rate. A study confirms that these incidents are caused by a combination of inadequate infrastructures and risk behaviour on the part of drivers and cyclists. Leer ms

Digital Single Market

Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness on online platforms:

Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy.  Leer ms

World Intellectual Property Day 
April 26, 2018

World Intellectual Property Day

Every April 26, UNESCO celebrates World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Leer ms

Europe granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016Moroccans, Albanians and Indians were the main recipients

Europe granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016

In 2016, around 995 000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU), up from 841 000 in 2015 and 889 000 in 2014. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2016, 12% were former citizens of another EU Member State, while the majority were non-EU citizens or stateless.  Leer ms

EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spacesWiFi4EU

EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces

The European Commission launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May, for the chance to benefit from EU financing to build free public wireless internet hotspots. Leer ms

For 2021

Chișinău, Klaipėda, Greater Nicosia, Yaroslavl and Varadin European Youth Capital finalist cities

The announcement of the winner for European Youth Capital 2021 will be made at the European Youth Forums General Assembly in November 2018 in Novi Sad European Youth Capital 2019.  Leer ms

British theoretical physicist

Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the family. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation Leer ms

The gender gap in journalism

Men occupy 75% of the positions of maximum responsibility in the Spanish media

The precariousness in the media focuses on women journalists: among the members of the editorial offices with university studies that charge less than 1,000 Euros, 85% are women. In addition, men hold three quarters of the positions of maximum managerial responsibility and two thirds of the positions of decision-making on the contents. An international study with the participation of Spanish researchers shows data on this gender gap. Leer ms

#WIKI4WOMEN

Only 17% of profiles on Wikipedia are of women, lets bridge the gender gap in the digital space

The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take a few minutes (from 10 minutes) of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia profiles of women committed in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information. Leer ms

The more empathy, the more brainwaves fall into sync

Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain, study shows

A new study by a pain researcher shows that when a romantic partner holds hands with a partner in pain, their brain waves sync and her pain subsides. Leer ms

Age and gender matter behind the wheel

Male teens handle car better than older men, study finds

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Many Dreamers are current students

UN human rights experts urge US Government to protect the rights of Dreamers

With hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in the United States as children facing possible expulsion, a group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the country to take urgent steps to address their situation and ensure that their rights are protected. Leer ms

The majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruptionCorruption Perceptions Index

The majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption

This years Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.  Leer ms

United Nations

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. Leer ms

Your brain reveals who your friends are
Connections between the neural activity and social networks

Your brain reveals who your friends are

You may perceive the world the way your friends do, according to a Dartmouth study finding that friends have similar neural responses to real-world stimuli and these similarities can be used to predict who your friends are. Leer ms

Newborn girls are hardier than newborn boys during famines

Women survive crises better than men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women dont just outlive men in normal times: Theyre more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics, researchers report. Leer ms

Cambridge University

Further evidence shows education reduces risk of Alzheimers

New research from Cambridge University, supported by European Union funding, has added weight to the theory that education protects against Alzheimers disease. Leer ms

EU rules counter terrorist financing

The new rules to prevent tax evasion and money laundering enter in force in the EU

The Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new rules obliging Member States to give tax authorities access to data collected under anti-money laundering legislation. As of 1 January 2018, national tax authorities will have direct access to information on the beneficial owners of companies, trusts and other entities, as well as customer due diligence records of companies Leer ms

American Psychological Association.

How much people earn is associated with how they experience happiness

Lower-income individuals experience more positive emotions focused on others, study says. People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Leer ms

Democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize"This is for all Venezuelans"

Democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize

Representatives of the democratic opposition of Venezuela have today received Parliaments Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg. Leer ms
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1 Commission Launches Online Citizens Consultation
2 Share of early leavers from education and training continues decreasing in the EU
3 New studies measure screen-based media use in children
4 EUA welcomes the European Commissions willingness to step up investment in research and education
5 This is how our brain finishes others sentences
6 Arts and culture could help Finnish schools reach new heights of excellence
7 150 youth organisation from across Europe meet to discuss issues that matter to youth
8 Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018 goes to Polish project on WW2 camp
9 Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness on online platforms:
10 Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common
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