Press Releases 2010
The European Commission will confirm today its commitment to making education more equal and of a higher quality in the Development agenda beyond 2015 through continued financial support, during a High level event in Brussels.
Is the European Union's youth policy up to the job in today's difficult economic and social climate? Can the European Union do more to help sports organisations tackle doping? Will the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership affect the EU's commitment to cultural diversity? These are just some of the issues which will be in the spotlight at the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport on 16-17 May.
The European Union (EU) has agreed on additional funding to further develop the modernisation of higher education as well as the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in Tunisia under the Erasmus Mundus and Tempus programmes.
More than eight in ten people involved in an EU-funded initiative aimed at encouraging innovative teaching methods and improved learning materials for children say the scheme had a positive and lasting impact on them.
The European Commission is taking new action to help Member States recover national treasures which have been unlawfully removed from their territory.
Almost two third (64%) of young Europeans intend to vote in the 2014 European Parliament elections whereas around one thirds (35%) say they are unlikely to do so, according to a Commission survey on youth participation in democratic life.
Three films supported by the EU MEDIA programme for cinema were among the winners at the end of the Cannes Film Festival.
Thirteen films supported by the European Union's MEDIA programme for cinema will be on the big screen at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival (15-26 May), including seven films in competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
Acclaimed Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prix MEDIA. The prize is awarded to the best new film project with box-office potential eligible for support from the EU MEDIA programme for cinema.