A lot has been achieved over the years for women's rights and gender equality, but, on this occasion of International Women's Day, we are reminded that much remains to be done.
Kommissarin Vassiliou gibt Startschuss für Erasmus+ in Bukarest und fordert Unterstützung für NEETs (junge Menschen, die weder in Arbeit noch in einer Ausbildung sind)
Die Ausbildungs‑ und Beschäftigungsperspektiven der jungen Menschen in Rumänien werden das Hauptthema des Besuches der EU-Kommissarin für Bildung, Kultur, Mehrsprachigkeit und Jugend, Androulla Vassiliou, nächste Woche in Bukarest sein. Am 10. März spricht die Kommissarin bei einer Veranstaltung des rumänischen Bildungsministeriums und der Europäischen Kommission über Möglichkeiten zur Unterstützung der sogenannten „NEETs“ (not in employment, education or training = junge Menschen, die weder in Arbeit noch in einer Ausbildung sind).
Speech at EU Presidency Conference, “Heritage First! Towards a Common Approach for a Sustainable Europe”
In a visit to Athens on 6-7 March, Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will announce a planned new Commission strategy for promoting the intrinsic and societal value of cultural heritage, while seeking to maximise its contribution to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou is calling for stronger coordination between local, regional and national authorities in Italy to ensure that the ancient city of Pompeii is protected from further damage.
European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has congratulated Italian director-screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino whose MEDIA-backed epic La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at last night's 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Speaking at the European Conference at Harvard Kennedy School, Commissioner Vassiliou argued that the European Union urgently needs a new narrative, not only to help its citizens rediscover their shared civilisation, culture and values but also to convince people that today's younger generations have a brighter future. 'The ambition is to forge an inspiring sense in our citizens' minds of a Europe that is inclusive – an economic project to deliver future prosperity, yes; but also a political and cultural project which embodies their values,' she said.
In a speech at the opening of the Seminar on Cultural Politics organized at Harvard University (Boston), Commissioner Vassiliou argued that beyond its intrinsic value as a fundamental part of life, culture contributes to social cohesion, economic growth, job creation, innovation and competitiveness. She underlined how the cultural and creative industries contribute to the European economy, and explored what policymakers can do to unlock their full potential. 'Cultural diplomacy is a real opportunity to show the richness and diversity of EU cultures to other regions of the world. But it is also a way of sharing European values, such as freedom of expression, free and equal access to information, the independence of cultural life and expression and an inclusive society. It can create the necessary conditions for the development of grassroots initiatives and a stronger civil society', she said.
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will participate in two major events at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, over the coming days.