Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • Opening Up a Universe of Employment Possibilities

    Tue, 06/05/2014 - 13:55

    Nearly a quarter of Europe’s adults under 25 are not in education, employment or training. These so-called NEETs are struggling to get on the first step of the employment ladder in this harsh economic climate. Young adults say that they need more confidence to get through job interviews but, with...

  • Robot caregivers help the elderly

    Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:30
  • European Commission supports pilot projects on media freedom

    Fri, 02/05/2014 - 12:00

    European Commission support for journalists in the area of media freedom and pluralism comes into the spotlight on World Press Freedom Day, Saturday 3rd May. Four special projects launched earlier this year are receiving around €800,000, thanks to a budget earmarked by the European Parliament. They...

  • EU Research on the World Stage

    Wed, 30/04/2014 - 17:42

    By working in collaboration with partners from around the world, European ICT researchers are addressing global problems in medicine, agriculture, networking and beyond. EU-funded research projects are making a difference to people’s lives in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas while at the same...

  • Liquid crystal lenses to make phones more efficient

    Wed, 30/04/2014 - 11:14

    A new type of lens could make the batteries in your smartphone and tablet last longer, and it’s based on liquid crystal.

  • SCENENET: 3D recreation of live events from mobile videos

    Wed, 23/04/2014 - 15:10

    Ever been to a rock concert and wished you could experience it again, just as it was… or better? This may be possible soon thanks to an EU-funded research project, SCENENET , which is developing the technology to combine mobile feeds from different spectators around the arena to reconstruct the...

  • Augmented Reality: Bringing History and the Future to Life

    Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:57

    Have you ever wished you had a virtual time machine that could show you how your street looked last century? Or have you wanted to see how your new furniture might look, before you’ve even bought it? Thanks to VENTURI, an EU research project, you can now do just that

  • World Voice Day: EU-funded projects capturing, sketching and simulating our voice

    Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:55

    On the occasion of the World Voice Day, find out more about three EU-funded projects making the most of new technologies to save and use the human voice.

  • Patients with kidney failure to get a new lease on life

    Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:52

    End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. The number of new cases is rising (7-8% annually) due to population ageing and increased diabetes prevalence. The NEPHRON+ project is improving the lives of patients by developing a...

  • MONTBLANC – Scaling new heights of computing performance

    Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:19

    Computers have been doubling in performance every two years for the last forty years but we are reaching the physical limits of what we can achieve with current semiconductor technology. An EU initiative for High Performance Computing (HPC) is looking to shake up the way in which computer...