News June 2010
On 12-13 June Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will take part in the World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki, organised by the International Working Group on Women and Sport with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.
The European Commissioner responsible for sport, Androulla Vassiliou, has sent a good luck message to European teams taking part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The 20th World Cup tournament kicks off at Sao Paulo on Thursday, 12 June, with the hosts, Brazil, facing Croatia in Group A. World champions Spain start the defence of their title against the Netherlands on Friday, 13 June, in Salvador. The final will take place on 13 July 2014 at Rio De Janeiro's Maracanã stadium.
Today in Lisbon, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, joins the Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho, the Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, Paulo Portas, the Nestlé Europe CEO Laurent Freixe and Nestlé’s business partners to sign up to the European Commission’s European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
On 23 June, Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will open the second dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries on higher education. The meeting will focus on policies and programmes in the EU and the Southern Mediterranean region to improve the employability of young graduates.
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will on Sunday launch EuroScience Open Forum 2014 (ESOF 2014), Europe's leading biennial science conference, being held this year in Copenhagen. In his speech, President Barroso will call on Europe to remain a world leader in science and use it as a source of jobs and growth. To achieve that, he will call for better and more investment in research and innovation, and a better link with the marketplace.