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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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Liveurope – launch of new European music platform

09/10/2014

Liveurope, a new European music platform co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme, will bring together 13 well-known venues in 13 countries across Europe.

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Liveurope – launch of new European music platform

09/10/2014

Liveurope, a new European music platform co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme, will bring together 13 well-known venues in 13 countries across Europe.

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EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards: Kempens Landschap honoured

17/09/2014

An award ceremony will take place at the Kempens Landscape Association (Kempens Landschap) in Wuustwezel, Belgium, on 19 September to celebrate its success in the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards.

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Commissioner Vassiliou to present EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in Nicosia

15/09/2014

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will unveil a plaque in Nicosia on Tuesday 16 September to celebrate the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award won by the Home for Cooperation located in a historic building in the United Nations Buffer Zone.

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Sport

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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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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Ryder Cup 2014: Come on Europe!

23/09/2014

The European Ryder Cup golf team has received a good luck message from the European Commissioner responsible for sport, Androulla Vassiliou, ahead of their biennial match against the USA, which takes place at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland, from 23-28 September.

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Commissioner Vassiliou: Special Olympics European Summer Games play a crucial role for inclusiveness and access

12/09/2014

On 20 September, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner also responsible for sport, will take part in the closing ceremony of the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer Games in Antwerp.

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Commissioner Vassiliou to address world conference on women and sport

11/06/2014

On 12-13 June Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will take part in the World Conference on Women and Sport in Helsinki, organised by the International Working Group on Women and Sport with the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.

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Youth

Commissioner Vassiliou participates in official opening of the EU Youth Conference, Rome

10/10/2014

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, is one of the main speakers at the EU Youth Conference taking place in Rome on Monday, 13 October.

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Commissioner Vassiliou participates in official opening of the EU Youth Conference, Rome

10/10/2014

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, is one of the main speakers at the EU Youth Conference taking place in Rome on Monday, 13 October.

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Nobel Peace Prize: statement by European Education Commissioner Vassiliou

10/10/2014

I am delighted that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been jointly awarded to Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi in recognition of their struggle for children's rights.

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President Barroso supports Nestlé’s employment initiative in Lisbon

23/06/2014

Today in Lisbon, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, joins the Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho, the Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, Paulo Portas, the Nestlé Europe CEO Laurent Freixe and Nestlé’s business partners to sign up to the European Commission’s European Alliance for Apprenticeships.

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Vassiliou to address youth employability with Southern Mediterranean countries

20/06/2014

On 23 June, Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will open the second dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries on higher education. The meeting will focus on policies and programmes in the EU and the Southern Mediterranean region to improve the employability of young graduates.

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Education

New Commission can build on solid achievements in education, youth, culture and sport, says Vassiliou

29/09/2014

The impact of the Commission's policies and new programmes on education, youth, culture and sport are the focus of a booklet which will be launched by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou in Cyprus tomorrow (3 October).

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Facebook chat: What's the Plus in Erasmus+?

22/09/2014

Did you know that, in addition to providing grants for 4 million people to study, train or gain experience abroad in the next seven years, Erasmus+ will also fund 135 000 scholarships for short-term study or teaching opportunities involving countries worldwide?

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Commission hosts launch of Education at a Glance 2014

28/08/2014

On 9 September the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will release its annual statistical publication, Education at a Glance. The European Commission will host the launch event in Brussels. The report features data on education from the 34 OECD countries, including 21 EU Member States.

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Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code

29/07/2014

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has written a letter to EU Education Ministers urging them to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop basic computer coding skills in school. The letter, jointly signed with Neelie Kroes, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, states that coding skills are part of the solution to youth unemployment and a growing skills gap in the ICT sector, which is expected to see a shortage of 900 000 ICT practitioners by the end of 2020.

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Joint Research Centre and Cyprus Institute sign partnership agreement

22/07/2014

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Cyprus Institute signed a partnership agreement on 22 July to boost joint research, innovation and cooperation in fields such as sustainable water and land management, environmental protection, climate change, energy and cultural heritage preservation.

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Multilingualism

Commission hosts 'Translating Europe' forum

17/09/2014

On 18 and 19 September, the European Commission will host the first 'Translating Europe' forum, bringing together universities, providers and purchasers of translation services, national administrations, private companies, language institutions and translators’ associations.

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EU to host 'History of Europe' art exhibition in Ulan Bator, Sept 9-27

08/09/2014

On Tuesday 9 September, Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will officially open the 'History of Europe' exhibition in Ulan Bator.

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Sign up for the EU Young Translators' Contest for schools

29/08/2014

From 1 September, secondary schools can sign up to compete in Juvenes Translatores, the annual EU Young Translators' Contest, at ec.europa.eu/translatores. The registration period runs until 20 October and the online application form is available in all the EU's official languages

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Juvenes Translatores: 3000 teenagers test translation skills in EU-wide contest

27/11/2013

More than 3 000 teenage students across the European Union will be putting their translation skills to the test on 28 November as they take part in the seventh annual EU Young Translator contest.

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Don't miss your chance to enter EU Young Translators' Contest for schools

02/09/2013

Secondary schools can now register for the annual EU Young Translator Contest at Juvenes Translatores.

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MEDIA

EU-backed films honoured at Cannes

26/05/2014

Three films supported by the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA programme received awards at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival. The jury, chaired by Jane Campion, awarded the Grand Prix in the main competition to Italian director Alice Rohrwachter for The Wonders (Les Merveilles). Jean-Luc Godard's Adieu Au Langage (Goodbye to Language) received the Jury Prize and Timothy Spall received the award for Best Actor for his performance in Mike Leigh's Mr Turner. In the 'Un Certain Regard' section, the Jury Prize went to the Swedish film Turist by Ruben Ostlund.

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Bosnian film director Tanović to receive EU 'Prix MEDIA' at Cannes

14/05/2014

The Oscar-winning Bosnian director Danis Tanović is the winner of the 2014 European Union 'Prix MEDIA', awarded to the best new film project eligible for support from the Creative Europe MEDIA programme . Tanović will receive the award from Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner responsible for culture, during a ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Saturday 17 May (11am, Café des Palmes, Palais des Festivals).

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CREATIVE EUROPE IN THE OSCAR RACE

21/01/2014

Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has welcomed the fact that four of the five movies nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the Oscars are supported by the EU's Creative Europe MEDIA programme. The UK film Philomenia, nominated as Best Picture and for Best Actress, as well as films in the categories of Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature, have also received support from the MEDIA sub-programme.

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Golden Globes: Vassiliou salutes latest success for Amour

14/01/2013

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has congratulated Austrian director Michael Haneke after his film Amour scooped the Golden Globe for best foreign language film at the US award ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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Golden Globes: Vassiliou salutes latest success for Amour

14/01/2013

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has congratulated Austrian director Michael Haneke after his film Amour scooped the Golden Globe for best foreign language film at the US award ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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