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I-116089
Reference: I-116089
Date: 09/02/2016
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I-116085
Reference: I-116085
Date: 09/02/2016
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I-115429
Extracts from the press conference by Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC, on Erasmus+
On 26 January 2016, Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, held a press conference at the EC in Brussels to present the results of the first year of Erasmus+, the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020 which aims to support the modernisation of Europe's education, training and youth systems while improving students' skills, employment prospects and their active participation in society. With a budget of over EUR 2 billion in its initial year, Erasmus+ has offered more than one million people the opportunity to take part in 18.000 funded projects. In its first year, the programme supported a record 650,000 mobility grants for students, trainees, teachers, volunteers and other young people and paved the way for the first student loans for a full Master degree abroad. For the first time, the programme also funded policy support projects involving public authorities and international organisations and provided funding for projects in the field of sport. A strengthened Erasmus+ is also delivering stronger support to its beneficiaries. This can be seen in improved recognition of studies abroad once students return to their home countries. Moreover, teacher and staff mobility is being integrated better into professional development strategies backed by their home institutions. The new Erasmus+ is also more open, with a strong focus placed on promoting social inclusion, active citizenship and tolerance. To achieve this, more financial support than ever has been made available to participants with fewer financial means or those with special needs. A further EUR 13 million has also been committed for 2016 to fund projects tackling issues like social inclusion of minorities and migrants and other disadvantaged social groups. The programme has also strengthened initiatives to improve young people's employment prospects and facilitate their transition from education to work. This has seen an increase in traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities in the programme.
Reference: I-115429
Date: 26/01/2016
Duration: 02:56

I-115427
LIVE EC Midday statement on the first year of the Erasmus+ programme
Q&A
Reference: I-115427
Date: 26/01/2016
Duration: 13:51

I-115425
Press conference by Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC, on Erasmus+
On 26 January 2016, Tibor Navracsics, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, held a press conference at the EC in Brussels to present the results of the first year of Erasmus+, the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020 which aims to support the modernisation of Europe's education, training and youth systems while improving students' skills, employment prospects and their active participation in society. With a budget of over EUR 2 billion in its initial year, Erasmus+ has offered more than one million people the opportunity to take part in 18.000 funded projects. In its first year, the programme supported a record 650,000 mobility grants for students, trainees, teachers, volunteers and other young people and paved the way for the first student loans for a full Master degree abroad. For the first time, the programme also funded policy support projects involving public authorities and international organisations and provided funding for projects in the field of sport. A strengthened Erasmus+ is also delivering stronger support to its beneficiaries. This can be seen in improved recognition of studies abroad once students return to their home countries. Moreover, teacher and staff mobility is being integrated better into professional development strategies backed by their home institutions. The new Erasmus+ is also more open, with a strong focus placed on promoting social inclusion, active citizenship and tolerance. To achieve this, more financial support than ever has been made available to participants with fewer financial means or those with special needs. A further EUR 13 million has also been committed for 2016 to fund projects tackling issues like social inclusion of minorities and migrants and other disadvantaged social groups. The programme has also strengthened initiatives to improve young people's employment prospects and facilitate their transition from education to work. This has seen an increase in traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities in the programme.
Reference: I-115425
Date: 26/01/2016
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I-115426
Reference: I-115426
Date: 26/01/2016
Duration: 05:58

I-115365
Reference: I-115365
Date: 21/01/2016
Duration: 32:12

I-114849
Reference: I-114849
Date: 12/01/2016
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I-114862
Reference: I-114862
Date: 12/01/2016
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I-103377
Reference: I-103377
Date: 21/12/2015
Duration: 00:01

I-114402
Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet - Institutional perspectives
About a third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted – around 1.3 billion tonnes per year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. In the EU it is estimated that around 100 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU. If nothing is done, food waste could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020. Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes the environment of limited natural resources. All actors in the food chain have a role to play in preventing and reducing food waste whilst ensuring food safety from farm to fork. The European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food safety organised the international conference "Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet" in collaboration with FAO's SAVE FOOD initiative (2015 series of international conferences on food loss and waste reduction) at the EXPO 2015 in Milan. 180 participants took part in the conference held on 15 October 2015 which was also web streamed and covered live on Twitter. The conference gathered EU and international policy makers as well as all stakeholders involved in the food chain – from industry to non-governmental organisations, the scientific community and consumers – in order to share achievements to date and foster an open and action-oriented debate. Learning and outcomes of discussions held at the "Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet" conference, focusing in particular on the importance of effective inter-sector co-operation from farm to fork, will contribute to the setting of EU and global directions for food waste prevention. Food waste prevention is an integral part of the Circular Economy Package recently published by the European Commission to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable growth and generate new jobs. For more information on EU actions to fight food waste: http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/food_waste/index_en.htm.
Reference: I-114402
Date: 16/12/2015
Duration: 00:01

I-114400
Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet - Welcome and Opening remarks
About a third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted – around 1.3 billion tonnes per year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation. In the EU it is estimated that around 100 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU. If nothing is done, food waste could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020. Wasting food is not only an ethical and economic issue but it also depletes the environment of limited natural resources. All actors in the food chain have a role to play in preventing and reducing food waste whilst ensuring food safety from farm to fork. The European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food safety organised the international conference "Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet" in collaboration with FAO's SAVE FOOD initiative (2015 series of international conferences on food loss and waste reduction) at the EXPO 2015 in Milan. 180 participants took part in the conference held on 15 October 2015 which was also web streamed and covered live on Twitter. The conference gathered EU and international policy makers as well as all stakeholders involved in the food chain – from industry to non-governmental organisations, the scientific community and consumers – in order to share achievements to date and foster an open and action-oriented debate. Learning and outcomes of discussions held at the "Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet" conference, focusing in particular on the importance of effective inter-sector co-operation from farm to fork, will contribute to the setting of EU and global directions for food waste prevention. Food waste prevention is an integral part of the Circular Economy Package recently published by the European Commission to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable growth and generate new jobs. For more information on EU actions to fight food waste: http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/food_waste/index_en.htm.
Reference: I-114400
Date: 16/12/2015
Duration: 00:01

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