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22/10/2014

EU high level group calls for targeted funding to boost use of new technologies in higher education

The European Union's High-Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education publishes its reportpdfChoose translations of the previous link  today on 'new modes of learning and teaching in universities'.

 
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17/10/2014

Fees and grants for students widely differ across Europe

Levels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans continue to highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a reportpdf published today by the European Commission's Eurydice network.

 
Erasmus+ Programme Guide

06/10/2014

New Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide Published

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals was published in English on 06/10/2014, with further language versions to follow at the end of October.

 
New Commission can build on solid achievements in education, youth, culture and sport, says Vassiliou

02/10/2014

New Commission can build on solid achievements in education, youth, culture and sport, says Vassiliou

The impact of the Commission's policies and new programmes on education, youth, culture and sport are the focus of a booklet which will be launched by Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou in Cyprus tomorrow (3 October).

 
Candidate commissioners' hearings at the European Parliament

29/09/2014

Candidate commissioners' hearings at the European Parliament

Hearings of the Commissioners-designate will take place at the European Parliament from 29 September to 7 October. Mr Tibor Navracsics, the nominee for the portfolio on education, culture, youth and citizenship, will appear in the Committee on Culture and Education on Wednesday, 1 October (18:00-21:00). Follow the hearing live on the European Parliament's website

 
European Day of Languages: diversity's in our DNA

25/09/2014

European Day of Languages: diversity's in our DNA

A European-themed cocktail bar in Budapest, multilingual concerts in Zagreb and Vilnius, a 'speak' dating session in Prague: these are just some of the events planned to celebrate the annual European Day of Languages and linguistic diversity.

 
Register now for the 2014 EU Young Translator contest

01/09/2014

Register now for the 2014 EU Young Translator contest

Registration for Juvenes Translatores, the annual translation contest for 17-year-old pupils all over Europe, opens on 1 September 2014. Don’t miss it!  

 
Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

01/08/2014

Xavier Prats Monné – New Director-General of DG Education and Culture

Xavier Prats Monné is the new Director-General of DG Education and Culture as of 1 August 2014.

 
Another record-breaking year for Erasmus

10/07/2014

Another record-breaking year for Erasmus

The latest Erasmus statistics released by the European Commission reveal that nearly 270,000 students, a new record, benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013.

 
President Barroso supports Nestlé’s employment initiative in Lisbon

23/06/2014

President Barroso supports Nestlé’s employment initiative in Lisbon

Today in Lisbon, the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, joins the Prime Minister of Portugal, Pedro Passos Coelho, the Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, Paulo Portas, the Nestlé Europe CEO Laurent Freixe and Nestlé’s business partners to sign up to the European Commission’s European Alliance for Apprenticeships.

 
Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code

29/07/2014

Vassiliou urges Education Ministers to help kids crack the code

European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has written a letterpdf to EU Education Ministers urging them to ensure that children have the opportunity to develop basic computer coding skills in school.

 
Open call for tenders launched

15/07/2014

Open call for tenders launched

The European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a study on a citizen tool for the self-assessment of transveral skills. The deadline for sumission is 15/09/2014, with further information available in the call notice.

 
Study on the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines

22/07/2014

Study on the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines

Following a Commission study on Young People's Lifestyles and Sedentariness’ in 2005 and political decisions in 2005/2006, a Working Group Sport & Health was set up. Based on the 2007 White Paper on Sport, it developed the EU Physical Activity Guidelines (EU PA GL), that were endorsed by EU Sport Ministers, meeting informally in 2008.

 
MEDIA-supported films in Venice

08/08/2014

MEDIA-supported films in Venice

When the 71st Venice Film Festival opens on the 27 August, three of ten films selected for the Main Competition are being supported by EU's Creative Europe programme. The MEDIA sub-programme is represented in Venice by some of the most outstanding, award-winning European directors: Fatih Akın, Roy Andersson and Xavier Beauvois. Photo Credit ©:  poster by Simone Massi - progetto grafico: studio Graph.x Milano

 
Check out the Results!

05/08/2014

Check out the Results!

The results of the first call for proposals under the Creative Europe – Culture Sub-programme for European Platforms are out now! Who got what and how much? Check all the details.

 
Results of call EAC/S19/2013 "Support to literary translation projects" will be published in August 2014

01/08/2014

Results of call EAC/S19/2013 "Support to literary translation projects" will be published in August 2014

The results for the call for literary translations projects, originally scheduled for July 2014, have had to be postponed to August for technical reasons

 
EU Young Translator contest 2014 - Coming Soon

28/07/2014

EU Young Translator contest 2014 - Coming Soon

Registration for Juvenes Translatores, the annual translation contest for 17-year-old pupils all over Europe, opens on 1 September 2014. Don’t miss it!  

 
Heuropa! Polish, Czech and Lithuanian language for children from bilingual families

08/07/2014

Heuropa! Polish, Czech and Lithuanian language for children from bilingual families

Free internet learning platform enhances language learning through interactive games, exercises and telling stories

 
New MSCA publications

New MSCA publications

A new flyer called "Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions in brief: your next career move!" has been released, providing a general overview of the MSCA 2014-2020. Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian language versions will be made available shortly.

 
Take part in the second edition of the MSCA prizes

Take part in the second edition of the MSCA prizes

On 18 November 2014, the MSCA will organise the second Awards Ceremony of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Prizes, which will take place at the Italian EU Presidency conference Empowering the Next Generation of Researchers in Trento .

 
Take part in the Science 2.0 consultation

Take part in the Science 2.0 consultation

‘Science 2.0’ describes the on-going evolution in the modus operandi of doing research and organising science. These changes in the dynamics of science and research are enabled by digital technologies and driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, as well as the need to address the Grand Challenges of our times.

 
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05/05/2014

Androulla Vassiliou and Plácido Domingo present Cultural Heritage Prize

The winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were honoured on 5 May during a ceremony in Vienna. 

 
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30/04/2014

European Capitals of Culture: EU panel recommends Melina Mercouri Prize to Mons and Plzeň

The European panel in charge of monitoring preparations by the 2015 European Capitals of Culture, Mons, Belgium, and  Plzeň, Czech Republic, has recommended that both should receive the Melina Mercouri Prize in recognition of the quality of their preparations. The prize amounts to €1.5 million for each city, to be paid under the EU Creative Europe programme.

 

28/04/2014

Call for applications: expert group on crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an important tool to foster cultural diversity and a viable source of finance for the cultural organisations and creative SMEs. The Commission has launched a call with a view to selecting members of an Informal Expert Group on crowdfunding. Deadline 16 May.

 
New European adult learning platform goes into production

16/04/2014

New European adult learning platform goes into production

EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, a new initiative funded by the European Commission is the latest development in the EU’s long-term commitment to promoting high quality adult learning in Europe.

 

10/04/2014

European Heritage Label – first award ceremony

The first award ceremony for the European Heritage Label took place on Tuesday, 8 April, in Brussels at the Solvay library

 

09/04/2014

EU culture going international

Creative goods account for 4.3 % of the EU external exports. Cultural export is also one of the key elements in the development of creative ecosystems, says a new report by the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) Member States Expert Group on Cultural and Creative Sectors’ Export and Internationalisation Support Strategies.

 

09/04/2014

Forum de Chaillot: Which future for culture in Europe?

European creators and intellectuals, policy makers and culture professionals met on 4-5 April, 2014 at the Forum de Chaillot to debate challenges and opportunities for culture in Europe.

 

01/04/2014

Renewed structured dialogue in the field of culture – call for tenders - open procedure EAC/01/2014

On 1 April, the European Commission launched an open call for tenders for supporting the implementation of a renewed structured dialogue with the cultural and creative sectors.

 
Generation Y – back to school

24/02/2014

Generation Y – back to school

For a new episode of “Generation Y”, Euronews went to Barcelona to meet Lucas and Mar, who both decided to go back into education after having dropped out earlier, to obtain a qualification that gives them better prospects in life.

 

10/02/2014

Call for Papers - New Trends in Language Didactics

New Trends in Language Didactics is an international conference that will take place at ”Babe-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 9-10 May 2014.

 
Western Balkans Excited About Erasmus+!

28/01/2014

Western Balkans Excited About Erasmus+!

A two day conference held in Athens, Greece outlined the opportunities for cooperation with the Western Balkans under Erasmus+, the EU's new education, training, youth and sport programme.

 

28/01/2014

Member States urged to improve quality checks in universities and vocational colleges

Member States must shift from a box-ticking approach and upgrade their quality systems if they want to improve the performance of universities and vocational colleges, according to two reports published by the European Commission today on quality assurance in higher education and vocational training.

 

24/01/2014

Commission Adopts Report on the First EU Work Plan for Sport

On 24 January 2014, the European Commission adopted its Report on the implementation of the first EU Work Plan for Sport (2011-2014).

 
European language label

24/01/2014

European language label

Excellence and innovation in language learning and language teaching

French national agency 2e2f has been organizing the European Language Label for more than a decade. This initiative encourages excellent projects in the field of language teaching and learning. The Label is opened to any language including regional and minority languages, the sign language, and addresses everyone and all sectors.

 
Open Education Challenge: New initiative to promote innovation in education

22/01/2014

Open Education Challenge: New initiative to promote innovation in education...

The Open Education Challenge is about innovation in education. It is a new Europe-wide initiative that will give educational practitioners and innovators passionate about education a new opportunity to create, develop, strengthen and fund a startup in Europe.

 

16/01/2014

New European Union Youth Statistics Released

Eurostat has published a new section dedicated to youth statistics, with elements on various aspects of young people's lives.

 
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10/01/2014

Brulingua.brussels

Every unemployed citizen of Brussels can now learn French, Dutch, English and German online

 
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10/01/2014

EU Mobility Scoreboard: more effort needed to promote studies and training abroad for students

The best public support systems for promoting and giving advice to higher education students about opportunities to study or train abroad are in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Italy, according to the first EU 'Mobility Scoreboard'.

 
EU Conference on Gender Equality in Sport - documents now available

06/01/2014

EU Conference on Gender Equality in Sport - documents now available

The EU Conference on gender Equality in Sport took place in Vilnius on 3-4 December 2013 at the initiative of Commissioner Vassiliou. It involved 120 experts from sport organisations and governments and secured wide-ranging commitment and support for concrete actions on equality between women and men in sport.

 
Meridium logo

06/01/2014

MERIDIUM

Migration, Multilingualism and Schooling in Southern European countries

 
 

20/12/2013

Education and Training in Europe 2020 - Responses from the EU Member States

Today, the Eurydice Network published a new report: Education and Training in Europe 2020 - Responses from the EU Member States.

 
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19/12/2013

Public consultation on a "European Area of Skills and Qualifications"

Today the European Commission launched a consultation on the European Area of Skills and Qualifications, which will run until 15 April 2014.

 
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12/12/2013

Erasmus+ guide published, €1.8 billion in funding available in 2014

Organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Erasmus+, the European Union's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, can start to prepare their grant applications from today.

 
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09/12/2013

Publication of results of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

The list of higher education institutions awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education has been published!

 
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03/12/2013

EU school report: Some improvement in science and reading, but poor in maths

The latest OECD report on the maths, science and reading skills of 15 year olds reveals mixed results for Member States.

 
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03/12/2013

Commission welcomes Council's green light for Erasmus+

The European Commission welcomes the Council's adoption today of Erasmus+, the EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, with a budget of €14.7 billion over the next seven years - 40% higher than current levels.

 
Green light for Erasmus+: More than 4 million to get EU grants for skills and employability

19/11/2013

Green light for Erasmus+: More than 4 million to get EU grants for skills and employability

Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, due to begin in January, was approved today by the European Parliament.

 
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18/11/2013

Commission and OECD launch website for universities to measure entrepreneurial impact

Today, the European Commission, together with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is launching a new online self-assessment tool for universities to measure how entrepreneurial they are.

 
Higher Education: EU and Korea agree new era of cooperation

12/11/2013

Higher Education: EU and Korea agree new era of cooperation

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, and Namsoo Seo, Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea, today signed an agreement to strengthen higher education partnerships between the European Union and Korea.

 
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30/10/2013

Education and Training Monitor highlights impact of budget cuts and skills mismatch

Sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012, according to the latest Education and Training Monitor released today by the European Commission.

 
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25/10/2013

How is education currently organised in your country?

Primary school in the Netherlands and Ireland starts at the age of 4 and finishes when children are 12 years old. Greece recently introduced changes in its secondary and post-secondary education structure. How is education currently organised in your country? How does one structure compare to another?

 
Kaunas to host Erasmus+ info event for Eastern Partnership countries

23/11/2013

Kaunas to host Erasmus+ info event for Eastern Partnership countries

Erasmus+, the EU’s new programme for education, training, sport and youth, will provide more opportunities for students and staff in Eastern Partnership countries to study or train in the European Union – and vice versa.

 
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22/10/2013

Joining forces on apprenticeships

On 18 October, the European Alliance for Apprenticeships gathered in Brussels to discuss ways to improve and expand high quality apprenticeships across Europe.

 
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18/10/2013

How much do teachers make? How much do students pay?

Two annually updated Eurydice reports will give you clear and simple answers to these questions in addition to providing you with a comparable, European-wide overview.

 
Commissioner calls on UK students and apprentices to sign up for Erasmus+

17/10/2013

Commissioner calls on UK students and apprentices to sign up for Erasmus+

Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will highlight the increased European Union support which will be available from January under the new Erasmus+ programme when she visits the London Language Show on 18 October.

 
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17/10/2013

Poor students particularly at risk of dropping out from university

Too many EU students from under-represented groups leave higher education before completing their degrees, according to a Commission report published 17 October 2013. Students coming from poor socio-economic backgrounds are by far the most likely to drop out of higher education.

 
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16/10/2013

Commissioner Vassiliou presents Erasmus+ at Education Training & Youth Forum

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will highlight the increased European Union support which will be available from January under the new Erasmus+ programme when she opens the 2013 European Education, Training and Youth Forum in Brussels tomorrow (17 October).

 
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08/10/2013

Survey on adult skills highlights need to improve education and training

One in five adults in Europe have low literacy and numeracy skills, and even a university degree in the same subject is no guarantee of the same level of skills in different countries, according to the first comprehensive international Survey of Adult Skills published today by the OECD and European Commission.

 
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25/09/2013

Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped. The European Commission today unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020.

 
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23/09/2013

New publication: "Entrepreneurship Education – A Guide for Educators"

Through the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan and the Rethinking Education Communication, the European Commission has emphasised the need to embed entrepreneurial learning in all sectors of education, and the central role played by teachers.

 
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18/09/2013

2014 draft budget: update in favour of students

The Commission has proposed today adjustments to its proposal for the 2014 EU budget. The changes mainly reflect the political agreement reached on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 between the leaders of the European Parliament, Council and Commission on 27-28 June.

 
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19/07/2013

Preparation for Erasmus+

Publication of the template for inter-institutional agreements between higher education institutions.

 
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12/07/2013

Mapping cross-border provision of higher education in the EU

A new study shows that cross-border higher education affects only a very small minority of students within the EU, but it is on an upward curve.

 
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11/07/2013

European universities need to think global, says Commission

The international higher education landscape is changing dramatically in shape and size, with greater competition from countries such as China and India. This calls for an overhaul in the way Europe's 4 000 universities operate - not only internationally, but also in how they deliver education to European students in their home countries.

 
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08/07/2013

Number of Erasmus students tops 3 million

Figures released today reveal that more than 3 million students have benefitted from EU Erasmus grants since the exchange scheme's launch in 1987.

 
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02/07/2013

Launch of European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is launched today by Commissioners Androulla Vassiliou (Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth) and László Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) at the 2013 WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany.

 
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28/06/2013

Comenius project helps students understand the horrors of war

Vladslo is a small Belgian village, near Diksmuide, famous for his WWI German cemetery, the resting place of over twenty five thousand soldiers. Many visitors come to admire one of the most touching sculptures of all time that is located inside, the Grieving Parents, by Käthe Kollwitz.

 
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27/06/2013

We Mean Business – Trainees on the Move

On 17-18 June in Brussels, 200 stakeholders came together at the European Commission conference "We Mean Business – Trainees on the Move" to share experience on traineeships abroad for vocational training and higher education students.

 
 

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