The first Entrepreneurship Awards for the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) were announced at the Royal Academy of Science in Brussels in the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. The three overall winners were chosen from among nine start-up companies created as part of the EIT's knowledge and innovation communities (KICs) in the areas of climate change, sustainable energy and ICT.
Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, launched the implementation phase of the European Agenda for Adult Learning at an event in Brussels on 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 digital knowledge.
Over the period 2012-2013, additional funds will be allocated to the Youth in Action Programme to support more projects involving young people, youth workers and youth organisations from the European Union as well as from the Eastern Partnership region.
Androulla Vassiliou has underscored the European Union’s commitment to supporting democracy and human rights in Tunisia. As part of a 4-day visit to Tunisia, the Commissioner announced the development and extension of a number of bilateral programs to strengthen cultural and educational ties with the EU. Vassiliou emphasized the importance of creating opportunities for young Tunisians to have access to quality education and to be able to develop relationships and partnerships with peers in different countries.
Ever been on an Erasmus exchange? Did it change your life? Tell us about it - and you could win a tablet pc. We're looking for funny, exciting or moving stories (preferably in English), in any format, whether text, photo or video. The competition's our way of celebrating the 25th birthday of the Erasmus programme this year.