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'Creative Europe' at Berlinale Film Festival

09/02/2012

Brussels 9 February - Androulla Vassiliou will present the Commission's proposal for the new 'Creative Europe' programme at the Berlinale International Film Festival on 11/12 February.

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'Creative Europe' at Berlinale Film Festival

09/02/2012

Brussels 9 February - Androulla Vassiliou will present the Commission's proposal for the new 'Creative Europe' programme at the Berlinale International Film Festival on 11/12 February.

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Exhibition for EU Contemporary Architecture Prize / Mies van der Rohe Award

07/02/2012

A touring exhibition featuring models of the 45 buildings shortlisted for the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture/ Mies van der Rohe Award opens tomorrow in Paris. The exhibition at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine is open to the public and runs to 4 March.

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Tribute to Wisława Szymborska

02/02/2012

Androulla Vassiliou has paid tribute to Wisława Szymborska, the Polish Nobel Prize-winning poet who died in Krakow yesterday.

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Launch of 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue

01/02/2012

Brussels, 01 February 2012 – The 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue will be officially launched today by Androulla Vassiliou and Cai Wu, Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. The Year will see a large number of events and projects hosted by EU Member States and China, with the aim of strengthening intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding through cultural exchanges and people-to-people contacts.

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Education

Helping European workers through adult learning

27/02/2012

Androulla Vassiliou launches the implementation phase of the European Agenda for Adult Learning at an event in Brussels on 27-28 February. The Agenda was formally adopted by the Council in November 2011 and focuses on providing second-chance opportunities for low qualified adults by strengthening their basic skills, such as literacy, numeracy and computer literacy.

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EIT Entrepreneurship Awards announced

22/02/2012

Brussels, 21 February 2012 - The first Entrepreneurship Awards for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) were announced at the Royal Academy of Science in Brussels this evening in the presence of Androulla Vassiliou.

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Start-ups compete for EIT Entrepreneurship Awards

20/02/2012

Brussels, 20 February 2012 – Androulla Vassiliou will present the first 'EIT Entrepreneurship Awards' in Brussels on 21 February. The winners will be chosen from among 9 start-up companies created as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology's (EIT) knowledge and innovation communities (KICs).

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Commission representatives join Action teams in the Member States with the highest youth unemployment to deliver quick results on the ground

14/02/2012

Levels of youth unemployment are reaching very high levels in some Member States and this can have long term consequences with young Europeans becoming alienated from the world of work. This is why European leaders meeting in Brussels on 30 January 2012 (informal European Council) agreed to a strong drive to combat youth unemployment delivering quickly on two concrete objectives.

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Commission representatives join Action teams in the Member States with the highest youth unemployment to deliver quick results on the ground

14/02/2012

Levels of youth unemployment are reaching very high levels in some Member States and this can have long term consequences with young Europeans becoming alienated from the world of work. This is why European leaders meeting in Brussels on 30 January 2012 (informal European Council) agreed to a strong drive to combat youth unemployment delivering quickly on two concrete objectives.

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Education report warns of growing teacher shortages

10/02/2012

Brussels, 10 February 2012 – Several EU countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium, may face serious teacher shortages in the future, according to a new report published by the European Commission. The report, entitled 'Key Data on Education in Europe 2012', was presented to EU Education Ministers at their meeting in Brussels this morning.

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EU risks missing post-compulsory education targets

08/02/2012

The European Union is at risk of missing its 2020 targets to reduce the number of early-school leavers and increase the share of students completing tertiary education, according to a report which will be discussed by Ministers at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council on Friday (10 February).

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Winners announced in EU Young Translators' Contest

03/02/2012

Brussels, 3 February 2012 – The names of the 27 winners of the European Commission’s annual Young Translators' Contest, known as ‘Juvenes Translatores’, are published today (see full list below). A winner for each EU country was selected from among more than 3 000 secondary school pupils in total who sat the contest in November 2011.

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MEDIA

European films 'The Artist' and 'The Iron Lady' scoop 7 Oscars

27/02/2012

Brussels 27 February 2012 – European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has welcomed the major success of European films at last night's 84th Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. 'The Artist' was crowned with five Oscars and 'The Iron Lady' with two. This year, nine nominated films received support from the European Union's MEDIA programme for cinema.

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Major successes for EU-backed films at Berlinale International Film Festival

19/02/2012

Brussels 19 February 2012 – Two films supported by the European Union's MEDIA programme were honoured at the closing ceremony of the Berlinale International Film Festival.

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Youth

Youth on the Move in Nicosia

16/02/2012

The European Commission's Youth on the Move road-show arrives tomorrow (17 February) at the International Education Fair in Nicosia, Cyprus. The roadshow highlights the EU grants on offer for young people interested in spending part of their studies abroad or taking up work placements with foreign companies.

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