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EU high level group calls for targeted funding to boost use of new technologies in higher education

22/10/2014

The European Union's High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education publishes its report today on 'new modes of learning and teaching in universities'. The group, chaired by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese, makes 15 recommendations (Annex 1) highlighting the need for better targeting of resources to promote the development and use of more flexible digital learning and teaching methods in higher education.

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Artists, scientists and intellectuals present their contributions to a new narrative for Europe

22/10/2014

On 28 October, "The Mind and Body of Europe: a new narrative" will be presented at the Bozar in Brussels with the participation of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. After unveiling the final declaration earlier this year in Berlin, this book constitutes a further milestone in the implementation of the "New Narrative for Europe" project to which artists, scientists and intellectuals have contributed since 2013.

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Artists, scientists and intellectuals present their contributions to a new narrative for Europe

22/10/2014

On 28 October, "The Mind and Body of Europe: a new narrative" will be presented at the Bozar in Brussels with the participation of the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. After unveiling the final declaration earlier this year in Berlin, this book constitutes a further milestone in the implementation of the "New Narrative for Europe" project to which artists, scientists and intellectuals have contributed since 2013.

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Financial Fair Play helping to preserve the real values of football, says Commissioner

21/10/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Informal meeting of EU Sport Ministers Rome - 21 October 2014
I have had the opportunity already to discuss the idea of Financial Fair Play with [UEFA] President Michel Platini. I know the importance of this tool in promoting fairness of competitions and giving each team a chance. It is part of an overall policy to preserve the real values of football, its roots and what makes it a success.

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Commission achieves its goals in sport pdf - 121 KB [121 KB]

21/10/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Informal meeting of EU Sport Ministers -  Rome, 20 October 2014
It is a great pleasure to address you here today in Rome. First of all, I would like to congratulate and thank the Italian Presidency for the excellent job it has done in organising this event.

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Your chance to win a trip to the European Border Breaker Awards show

21/10/2014

On January 14, the Dutch city of Groningen will be the place to be if you're a fan of the latest pop, rock and dance sounds. The winners of the 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (see IP/14/1135) will perform in a televised show hosted by Jools Holland – and you could be in the audience.

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Your chance to win a trip to the European Border Breaker Awards show

21/10/2014

On January 14, the Dutch city of Groningen will be the place to be if you're a fan of the latest pop, rock and dance sounds. The winners of the 2015 European Border Breakers Awards (see IP/14/1135) will perform in a televised show hosted by Jools Holland – and you could be in the audience.

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Matera to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy

17/10/2014

The selection panel of independent experts responsible for assessing the Italian cities competing to be European Capital of Culture in 2019 has recommended that Matera should be awarded the title.

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Fees and grants for students widely differ across Europe

17/10/2014

Levels of student tuition fees, grants and loans continue to highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a report published today by the European Commission's Eurydice network. The report, covering 33 European countries, reveals that fee systems have remained relatively stable across the continent, despite some notable exceptions. Germany is the only country to recently abolish tuition fees, despite introducing them only in 2007.

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Social Inclusion and Financial Fair Play in focus for Vassiliou and EU Sports Ministers in Rome

17/10/2014

On 20-21 October, Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will take part in the Informal Meeting of EU Sport Ministers in Rome, organised by the Italian Presidency of the EU. Key topics include sport and social inclusion, UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules and the need to promote better governance in sport.

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