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The global financial crisis began 10 years ago and led to the European Union's worst recession in its six-decade history. The crisis did not start in Europe but EU institutions and member states needed to act resolutely to counter its impact. Decisive action has paid off: today, the EU economy is expanding for the fifth year in a row. Recent economic developments are encouraging but a lot remains to be done to overcome the legacy of the crisis years.
The European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), is inviting researchers to participate in a video competition that highlights research which promotes evidence-based policy making in science.
Contemporary prints and multiples from the RA Schools
Founded in 1769, the RA Schools remains independent to this day. This independence allows it to offer a free three-year postgraduate programme with bursary support to facilitate the production of new work. With a maximum of 17 students per year group it is are able to tailor its' programme to the specific needs of each student, offering time and space to reflect and make. Discussion and debate is fuelled by a variety of lectures, artist talks, group critiques and tutorials given by leading contemporary artists, Royal Academicians, critics, writers and theorists.
Kihnu, an Estonian island in the Gulf of Riga, situated an hour’s ferry ride away from the coast, has thanks to its women retained a culture that has cemented its position as part of UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage since 2003. This unique European and Baltic culture is thus now officially acknowledged and protected. Whereas Kihnu’s men – for the most part sailors and fishermen – brought innovation and novelty to the island, the women, that we could qualify as ‘cultural guardians’, where more conservative and tended to the affairs of the island.