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Eindhoven, Leeuwarden and Maastricht to compete for title of European Capital of Culture 2018

30/11/2012

The selection panel appointed to assess the Dutch cities vying to be European Capital of Culture in 2018 met in Amsterdam today and recommended that Eindhoven, Leeuwarden and Maastricht should be preselected for the title.

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European Union set for new accord with China on cultural cooperation

28/11/2012

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will reiterate the importance and benefits of increased cultural cooperation between the European Union and China when she meets Ministers and senior officials in Beijing this week (29 November-1 December).

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Education

Education Council: Vassiliou welcomes widespread support for future Erasmus for All programme

27/11/2012

Statement by Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the meeting of EU Education Ministers in Brussels on 26 November regarding the state of play on the proposed Erasmus for All programme for 2014-2020.

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FAQ on Erasmus and its budget

27/11/2012

On 23 October, the European Commission asked the Council and the European Parliament to urgently bridge a €9 billion shortfall in the 2012 EU budget; without this cash injection, several of its funding programmes, including the flagship Erasmus student exchange scheme, will be at risk.

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Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (26-27 November)

27/11/2012

The Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport takes place in Brussels on 26-27 November.

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Education Council: Commissioner Vassiliou issues stark warning on funding for Erasmus

26/11/2012

Statement by Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the meeting of the EU Education Ministers in Brussels on 26 November.

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Commission presents new Rethinking Education strategy

20/11/2012

The youth unemployment rate is close to 23% across the European Union – yet at the same time there are more than 2 million vacancies that cannot be filled.

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Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools

19/11/2012

The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today's job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics and science, according to a new European Commission report.

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European personalities urge EU leaders to back Erasmus

09/11/2012

More than 100 European personalities from the worlds of education, art, literature, economics, philosophy and sport have signed an open letter to EU heads of state and government in support of the threatened Erasmus student exchange programme.

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FAQ - European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

07/11/2012

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was set up in 2008 at the initiative of the European Commission and is an autonomous EU body stimulating world-class innovation, sustainable growth and competitiveness.

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FAQs on Marie Curie Actions

05/11/2012

The Marie Curie Actions award European research grants, regardless of nationality or field of research. In addition to supporting fellowships, the programme enables researchers to gain international experience which benefits the individual as well as the European research community as a whole.

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Winners of first Marie Curie Prize announced

05/11/2012

The first winners of the European Commission's new Marie Curie Prize for outstanding achievement in research were announced today at a ceremony in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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