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Call to support swift progress on Work-Life Balance Directive at EPSCO Council

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to "support work-life balance for parents and carers", a topic that will be on the agenda of the upcoming EPSCO Council of 7 December 2017. The Estonian Presidency has started the discussion, but is it of the utmost importance that the file progresses without being watered down and without any barriers slowing down its approval. Leer ms

Deadline:29 January 2018.

Take part in the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018!

If you believe that European consciousness matters, participate in this competition and win prizes. The prize is awarded to projects made by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. The projects can focus on the organisation of various youth events, youth exchanges or online projects with a European dimension.  Leer ms

For putting accessibility at the heart of its city life

French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility.  Leer ms

Female managers at all levels have reached a total of 36%

Commission moves closer to target of at least 40% of Women in management

The European Commission is steadily moving towards meeting the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker of ensuring that, by the end of the current mandate, at least 40% of its middle and senior managers are women. Leer ms

University of Sydney

Women are better sleepers than men, study concludes

New research has shown that women are better sleepers than men. Its also been revealed that how well we sleep rather than how long we sleep is more important. To make fresh pies at her Auckland cafe Rose Ogilvy gets up before 3am. She wakes constantly and says she hasnt had a solid nights sleep in years.  Leer ms

Daydreaming is good: It means youre smartGeorgia Institute of Technology

Daydreaming is good: It means youre smart

A new study suggests that daydreaming during meetings isnt necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that youre really smart and creative. People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering. Leer ms

Since 1948

24 October: United Nations Day

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.  Leer ms

At home, at work, at school...

New digital publication presenting the life of women and men in Europe

Statistics can help to better understand the diversity and characteristics of the life of Europeans, by highlighting similarities and disparities between women and men. This is precisely the aim of the brand new digital publication The life of women and men in Europe a statistical portrait, issued today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, in collaboration with the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States and the EFTA countries. Leer ms

EU-funded projects EFRAIM, PARSIFAL and PREDICTA

Farms found to be right environment to strengthen childrens immune systems

It is known that the range of microbes found on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. Immunologists have now discovered that farm animals themselves also provide protection against inflammation of lung tissue, opening possibilities for new treatments. Leer ms

University of Kansas study

Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better

Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn scientific argumentation through social media learned the components of argumentation better than their peers who did not, a University of Kansas study has found. Leer ms

Taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon

EU plans rule change to increase taxes on online giants

European Union finance ministers are set to discuss rule changes next week aimed at increasing taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon, an EU document seen by Reuters said. Leer ms

WIFI4EU European initiative

EU funds for fast and free internet connection all over Europe

The objective of the WIFI4EU European initiative is to provide more than 6,000 communities across the EU with free high-speed Wi-Fi connection by 2020. Access to this initiative is reserved to public entities with spaces open to the public such as libraries, hospitals, parks, train stations and bus terminals. They would receive a grant from the EU to set up free Wi-Fi connection points.  Leer ms

Tourism industry, a key driver for job creation

European Parliament to host conference on tourism

he European Parliament will host a high-level conference on tourism in Brussels on 27 September. The conference is being organised at the request of President Antonio Tajani, with the support of parliamentary committees. Leer ms

13 Dead and 100 Injured

Solidarity with Spain after terror attack in Barcelona

Spanish police are mounting a wide-scale anti-terror operation after a van plowed into pedestrians on Barcelonas famed Las Ramblas Thursday, killing 13 and injuring at least 100, in what Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called a jihadist attack. Catalan authorities later announced six bystanders and one police officer were injured in an anti-terror raid in the coastal town of Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona, during which police killed five suspects.  Leer ms

First population estimates

EU population up to almost 512 million at 1 January 2017

On 1 January 2017, the population of the European Union (EU)was estimated at 511.8 million, compared with 510.3 million on 1 January 2016. During the year 2016, as many births as deaths were recorded in the EU (5.1 million), meaning that the natural change of the EU population was neutral. The population change (positive, with 1.5 million more inhabitants) was therefore due to net migration. Leer ms

Clear aims

Public consultation identifies challenges for future Common Agricultural Policy

Agricultural policy is best managed at the EU level, focusing on core issues of support for farmers and environmental protection, consultation findings show. Leer ms

Regions of Spain, France and Italy top tourism destinations in the EUEurostat Tourism statistics

Regions of Spain, France and Italy top tourism destinations in the EU

In the European Union (EU), tourism is above all an internal affair. Nearly 90% of tourism nights in the EU are spent by EU residents, meaning that tourists from outside the EU account for only around 10% of the total. Leer ms

Age 89

Simone Veil, French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of Frances most prominent woman politicians, has died. She was 89. Leer ms

European Youth Forum

Youth organisations set priorities on migration and human rights

On 19 and 20 June the European Youth Forums Migration and Human Rights Network (MHRN) held its first meeting of 2017 in Brussels. The Network focuses on promoting the social inclusion and empowerment of as well as combatting discrimination against young refugees Leer ms

Innovation Scoreboard

Innovation has improved in 15 countries, though large difference still exist between Member States

This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission. Overall, innovation performance has improved in 15 countries, though large differences exist between these Member States. Sweden remains the innovation leader while Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria and UK are the fastest growing innovators. In a global perspective, the EU is catching up with Canada and the US, but South Korea and Japan are pulling ahead.  Leer ms

13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day

People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalization and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma and discrimination. Leer ms

Erasmus+ Generation Online

Commission launches mobile application to mark 30 years of Erasmus exchanges abroad

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani are leading the 30th anniversary celebrations for the Erasmus programme at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. To mark the occasion, the Commission is also launching a new Erasmus+ mobile application. Designed for students, vocational learners and participants in youth exchanges, the app will make young peoples Erasmus+ experience easier. Leer ms

European Commission

Commission opens formal investigation into distribution practices of clothing company Guess

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the distribution agreements and practices of clothing manufacturer and retailer Guess. The Commission will examine whether Guess illegally restricts retailers from selling cross-border to consumers within the EU Single Market. Leer ms

Public free Wi-Fi services in municipalities

EU negotiators agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. Leer ms

University of Washington

Food photos help Instagram users with healthy eating

Instagram users post millions of food photos -- whether to show off a sophisticated palate, make friends drool over chicken and waffles or artfully arrange colorful macarons. A new study from University of Washington researchers describes how some people also turn to posting photos on Instagram to track food intake or to be held accountable by followers in meeting healthy eating or weight loss goals. Leer ms
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