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Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years

30/01/2012

Brussels, 30 January 2012 – Erasmus, the world's most successful student exchange programme, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Nearly three million students have benefited from a study period or work placement abroad since the creation of the Erasmus programme in 1987. Under the slogan, 'Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years', the silver anniversary celebrations will be launched today by Androulla Vassiliou.

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Commission and OECD boost co-operation on improving education and care for Europe's youngest

24/01/2012

Brussels, 24 January 2012 – The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are stepping up their co-operation on policy initiatives to improve the quality and accessibility of early childhood education and care across Europe.

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Education/culture: Commissioner Vassiliou visits Oslo (16-18 January)

13/01/2012

Androulla Vassiliou visits Oslo on 16-18 January. She will address a conference on modernisation of higher education, presenting the Commission's recent proposals in this area (see IP/11/1043); these aim to boost graduate numbers, improve teaching quality and maximise what higher education can do to help Europe emerge from the crisis.

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Culture

Tribute to legendary Greek film maker Theo Angelopoulos

26/01/2012

Androulla Vassiliou has paid tribute to the award-winning Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, who died in a road accident in Athens yesterday during the making of his latest film.

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Tribute to legendary Greek film maker Theo Angelopoulos

26/01/2012

Androulla Vassiliou has paid tribute to the award-winning Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, who died in a road accident in Athens yesterday during the making of his latest film.

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European Capital of Culture: President Barroso and President of Portugal open Guimarães 2012

20/01/2012

The Portuguese city of Guimarães will host a major theatrical and multimedia open-air show tomorrow (21 January) to mark the start of its year as 2012 European Capital of Culture. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva will attend the festivities will focus on the city's history (its centre is a UNESCO world heritage site), as well as on contemporary and innovative cultural themes.

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European Capital of Culture: President Türk and Commissioner Vassiliou open Maribor 2012

13/01/2012

Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou will join the President of Slovenia, Danilo Türk, in Maribor tomorrow (14 January) to mark the official launch of the city's year as 2012 European Capital of Culture. More than one hundred Slovenian artists are expected to perform at the ceremony.

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European Border Breakers Awards: Selah Sue receives public choice award

12/01/2012

Brussels, 11 January 2012 – The European Border Breakers Awards (''the EBBAs") highlight the best new music acts in Europe who've achieved cross-border chart success. The EBBA winners for 2012 were honoured in Groningen (Netherlands), as part of the Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival.

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European Border Breakers Awards streamed live on YouTube

11/01/2012

The European Border Breakers Awards (''the EBBAs") highlight the best new music acts in Europe who've achieved cross-border chart success. Tonight, 2012 EBBA winners will be performing at the award ceremony in Groningen (Netherlands), as part of the Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival.

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