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EU studies: Giving the young generation the keys to democratic participation

01/10/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Jean Monnet Conference 2014 Brussels, 1 October 2014
Dear President Barroso, Dear Professors Weiler and Monar, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is an honour for me to welcome you to this annual Jean Monnet Conference. These conferences are a unique opportunity for experts on European integration studies to come together and share their expertise and experience. They are also an opportunity for the Commission to hear the views of so many distinguished academics and experts working in a wide range of disciplines.

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Avec Erasmus+, le message est clair: l'Europe investit dans ses jeunes français (fr)

29/09/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU Membre de la Commission européenne charge de l'Education, de la Culture, du Multilinguisme et de la Jeunesse
Conférence nationale pour le lancement d'Erasmus+
Paris, 29 septembre 2014
Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres, Monsieur Villani, Madame et Monsieur les directeurs d'agence Mesdames, Messieurs,
C'est un grand plaisir pour moi d'ouvrir aujourd'hui cette conférence nationale sur Erasmus+, le nouveau programme Européen pour l'éducation, la formation, la jeunesse et le sport. Votre présence, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres, témoigne de l'engagement des autorités françaises vis-à vis d'Erasmus+, et je tiens au nom de la Commission à vous en remercier. Car, il faut le dire: sans l'engagement de la France, et notamment du Président François Hollande dans la négociation budgétaire et de Mme Fioraso aux moments cruciaux de la négociation technique du programme, Erasmus+ n'aurait pas le même visage.

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The European Training Foundation – 20 years of making political vision a reality

26/09/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth - European Training Foundation Turin,
26 September 2014
Dear Madlen, Ladies and Gentlemen, colleagues, I am delighted to be with you on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the European Training Foundation (ETF).

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A new approach to ranking universities worldwide – with the personal touch

13/05/2014

Launch of U-Multirank - Brussels, 13 May 2014

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250,000 UK students, apprentices and volunteers get chance to experience Europe with Erasmus+

28/04/2014

Erasmus+ launch conference - London, 28 April 2014 - Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth: "I am delighted to be here with you to launch Erasmus+, the European Union's new funding programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. I am very grateful to the British Council and Ecorys for hosting this event, and I would like to  warmly thank Minister for Skills Matthew Hancock for his support today.

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Multilingualism

Why languages matter: European and national perspectives on multilingualism

25/09/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
European Day of Languages Florence, 25 September 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you today to mark the European Day of Languages. I would like to thank the Italian Presidency for organising this event, and the City of Florence for hosting it in this magnificent setting. Over the next two days you will be discussing the promotion and preservation of Europe's rich linguistic diversity in its many aspects and from different perspectives, under the aptly chosen title of "Why languages matter".

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Linguistic diversity: the heart of Europe's DNA

24/06/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth: "I am delighted to meet you in Brussels today for this session of the International Annual Meeting on Language Arrangements, Documentation and Publications, organised jointly this year by the European institutions. I am proud to be here and say a few words to you, who are the promoters and practitioners of multilingualism both for the public at large but first of all for the bodies of United Nations, European Union and other international organisations." 

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Juvenes Translatores Awards Ceremony/Brussels

11/04/2013

Speech at Juvenes Translatores Awards Ceremony. Brussels

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Why languages still matter

27/09/2012

Speech at the Conference on Multilingualism in Europe. Limassol, 27 September 2012

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Opening speech at Juvenes Translatores 2012 award ceremony

27/03/2012

Opening Speech at Juvenes Translatores 2012 award ceremony, Brussels

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Culture

Why cultural heritage needs to move with the times

23/09/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth - EU Presidency Conference on Heritage Commons
Turin, 23 September 2014
I would like to start by thanking the Italian Presidency for inviting me today and for choosing to hold this event in such an extraordinary venue. The "Venaria Reale", with all its beauty and masterpieces it contains, with its vibrant cultural life, is a perfect setting for a European Conference on Cultural Heritage.

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Home for Cooperation gets the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards pdf - 59 KB [59 KB]

22/09/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Nicosia, 16 September 2014
Distinguished guests, Dear friends,
I am truly delighted - and deeply moved – to be standing before you here, in the buffer zone of Nicosia, celebrating the cultural heritage of my own country - and of Europe as a whole.

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The Kempens Landscape Association honoured with the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards pdf - 48 KB [48 KB]

22/09/2014

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
Wuustwezel, Flanders, Belgium– 19 September 2014
Excellencies, Dear laureates, distinguished guests,
It is a great pleasure to be here with you this evening to celebrate the cultural and natural heritage of the beautiful province of Antwerpen.

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Passion, talent and skills that make Europe's cultural heritage the envy of the world

05/05/2014

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards Ceremony Burgtheater, Vienna – 5 May 2014

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New Heritage Label will bring European history to life

09/04/2014

First European Heritage Label awards ceremony (Solvay Library) - Brussels, 8 April 2014

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Sport

Presentation of future European Week of Sport

11/06/2014

Conference preparing for the launch - Brussels, 11 June 2014 - Androulla VASSILIOU: "It is a great pleasure to be here today with such a large and distinguished audience – amongst which I also see many familiar faces. I would like to thank you all for your interest in the European Week of Sport."

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Europe needs more women in football – playing, coaching and running the clubs

30/04/2014

UEFA Women in Football Leadership Programme - Nyon (Switzerland), 30 April 2014
Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth
"I would like to congratulate UEFA for having organised this first 'Women in Football Leadership Programme".

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Why sport is a winner for the EU economy, jobs and health

21/01/2014

Speech at Informal meeting of the Sports-related industries

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The fight against match-fixing

20/09/2012

Match-fixing is possibly the greatest threat to the integrity of sport at this moment – as a quick look at the news will immediately prove. Doping, racism and violence are big problems too and we have been addressing them together with the sport movement for a number of years.

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Match-fixing, a threat to the integrity of sport
Match-fixing, a threat to the integrity of sport

27/06/2012

Conference on "How to regulate betting and gambling in Europe" intervention by Commissioner Vassiliou focusing on the specific issue of match-fixing.

 

 

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MEDIA

Here's looking at you – Tanović receives Prix MEDIA

19/05/2014

2014 Prix MEDIA award ceremony - Cannes, 17 May 2014
"Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to welcome you here today for the award of the 2014 Prix MEDIA. The Prix MEDIA honours screenwriters and a production company who have developed a high-quality film project with strong Europe-wide potential. I am delighted to say that this year's Prize goes, once again, to an outstanding creative team."

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Youth

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NEETS need our help now

10/09/2013

Speech at EU Youth Conference Opening ceremony/Vilnius

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EU must invest in innovative leaders in schools

09/09/2013

Speech at Lithuanian Presidency Conference on Educational Leadership /Vilnius

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EU must invest in innovative leaders in schools

09/09/2013

Speech at Lithuanian Presidency Conference on Educational Leadership /Vilnius

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Apprenticeships – a bridge from education to work

02/07/2013

Launch of European Alliance for Apprenticeships

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