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Sign up for the EU Young Translators' Contest for schools
29/08/2014

From 1 September, secondary schools can sign up to compete in Juvenes Translatores, the annual EU Young Translators' Contest, at ec.europa.eu/translatores. The registration period runs until 20 October and the online application form is available in all the EU's official languages

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Commission hosts launch of Education at a Glance 2014
28/08/2014

On 9 September the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will release its annual statistical publication, Education at a Glance. The European Commission will host the launch event in Brussels. The report features data on education from the 34 OECD countries, including 21 EU Member States. The seven EU Member States which are not in the OECD (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania) are not covered by the report.

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Two Fields Medals 2014 awarded to EU-funded mathematicians
13/08/2014

The 2014 Fields Medals were awarded today to four outstanding mathematicians, of whom two are grantees of the European Research Council (ERC): Prof. Artur Avila (Brazil-France), an ERC Starting grant holder since 2010, and Prof. Martin Hairer (Austria) has been selected for funding under an ERC Consolidator grant in 2013. They received the prize respectively for their work on dynamical systems and probability, and on stochastic analysis. The other two laureates are Prof. Manjul Barghava (Canada-US) and Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani (Iran). The Medals were announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) taking place from 13 – 21 August in Seoul, South Korea.

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Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code
29/07/2014

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has written a letter to EU Education Ministers urging them to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop basic computer coding skills in school. The letter, jointly signed with Neelie Kroes, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, states that coding skills are part of the solution to youth unemployment and a growing skills gap in the ICT sector, which is expected to see a shortage of 900 000 ICT practitioners by the end of 2020.

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Make 2014 the summer you learn how to code!
29/07/2014

If the sun is getting too much, you've finished that book and crosswords have lost their magic — then why not make August 2014 the summer you learn a new digital language? In advance of EU Code Week, taking place across Europe 11-17 October 2014, here are a few ways you, your friends and family can learn how to code this summer.

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Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code
29/07/2014

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has written a letter to EU Education Ministers urging them to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop basic computer coding skills in school. The letter, jointly signed with Neelie Kroes, Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, states that coding skills are part of the solution to youth unemployment and a growing skills gap in the ICT sector, which is expected to see a shortage of 900 000 ICT practitioners by the end of 2020.

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Three more Balkan countries sign up for Creative Europe
23/07/2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have signed agreements to participate in the European Union's Creative Europe programme.

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Joint Research Centre and Cyprus Institute sign partnership agreement
22/07/2014

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Cyprus Institute signed a partnership agreement on 22 July to boost joint research, innovation and cooperation in fields such as sustainable water and land management, environmental protection, climate change, energy and cultural heritage preservation.

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