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Erasmus for All: state of play

15/02/2013

Statement by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (15 February 2013).

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Which initiative will drive the most entrepreneurship?

15/02/2013

Entrepreneurship is the most powerful driver of economic growth and job creation. But which initiative in Europe is most creative and most successful in supporting business set-up and the creation of new jobs?

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EU stepping up support for education and skills

15/02/2013

Statement by Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, during the policy debate on 'Education and Skills for Jobs, Stability and Growth', at the Education Council (15 February 2013).

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Youth unemployment and skills focus for Education Council (15 February)

13/02/2013

The fight against youth unemployment, currently nearly 24% in the European Union, will be at the forefront of discussion at the Council for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport taking place in Brussels on 15 February.

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Entrepreneurship education needs to be boosted

08/02/2013

Between 15% and 20% of students who participate in a mini-company programme in secondary school will later start their own company, a figure that is about three to six times of that of the general population.

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Investing in our future: Good examples of EU funded projects

07/02/2013

The European Union budget is relatively small (around 1% of EU GNI), but it can make a big difference. Around 94% of the European Union budget supports researchers, businesses, farmers, regions, young people and many others.

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Culture

Cypriot tenor George Ioannou welcomed by Plácido Domingo pdf

18/02/2013

Today was a special day for teenager Giorgos Ioannou. Following a personal initiative by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, the young boy today had the unique opportunity of meeting the world-famous Spanish tenor and composer Plácido Domingo in Vienna.

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Youth

Social investment: Commission urges Member States to focus on growth and social cohesion

20/02/2013

The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.

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MEDIA

Oscar triumph for MEDIA-backed films Amour and Searching for Sugar Man

25/02/2013

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has paid tribute to the makers of EU-backed films Amour and Searching for Sugar Man after their success at last night's 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

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Vassiliou congratulates Romanian director Netzer after Golden Bear success

18/02/2013

European Commissioner Androlla Vassiliou has congratulated Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer after he scooped the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival with Poziţia Copilului (Child's Pose).

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Berlinale festival to screen 17 films backed by EU MEDIA programme

06/02/2013

For two weeks (7-17 February), the 63rd Berlinale film festival will screen some of the best new European and international films, including 17 (list in annex) supported by the EU's renowned MEDIA programme.

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