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The European Commission has called on Europe's digital businesses, governments, training and education sectors to join a Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to address up to 900 000 job vacancies expected to exist in Europe in Information and Communication technologies (ICT) by 2015. Despite the current levels of unemployment, the number of digital jobs is growing by more than 100 000 per year and the number of fresh ICT graduates and skilled ICT workers is not keeping up. The European Commission is keen to tackle this mismatch.Read more
Under the Youth Guarantee Member States should put in place measures to ensure that young people up to age 25 receive a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of leaving school or becoming unemployed.Read more
The « Rainbow Village » project brought together students from France, Greece, Romania, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia and Poland to use their imagination to create a new world after Armageddon has destroyed earth involving themes such as survival, conservation, social structure and of course citizenship.Read more
Scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK have identified the molecular system that could help develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease. This research is funded by a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Union and a pilot research grant from Alzheimer's Research UK.Read more
Austrian director Michael Haneke scooped the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with Amour, a moving portrayal of an elderly couple as they approach the end of their lives. Searching for Sugar Man, the true story of rock guitarist Sixto Rodríguez, who vanished into obscurity in the mid-70s only to be re-rediscovered working as a labourer, won Best Documentary Feature.Read more