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Innovation Scoreboard

Innovation has improved in 15 countries, though large difference still exist between Member States

This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission. Overall, innovation performance has improved in 15 countries, though large differences exist between these Member States. Sweden remains the innovation leader while Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria and UK are the fastest growing innovators. In a global perspective, the EU is catching up with Canada and the US, but South Korea and Japan are pulling ahead. Leer más
New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market

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New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market

On the occasion of the United Nations´ World Refugee Day, the European Commission is today releasing the ´EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals´. The ´EU Skills Profile Tool´ makes it simpler and quicker to understand and present individuals´ skills and their skills needs. It will shortly be available in all official EU languages as well as Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Sorani, Somali and Tigrinya. Two languages can be displayed side-by-side on screen simultaneously. Leer más
European University Association (EUA)

USTREAM project provides with new opportunities to shape the European agenda on efficient univer

The European University Association (EUA) is organising a series of events with the aim to foster the exchange of good practices in the field of strategic, efficient and autonomous management of universities by using collected institutional and system-level evidence. Leer más
80% percent support more spending in education

School education and vocational education and training investment is a top priority, study finds

A public opinion survey conducted in eight Western European countries by university researchers from the working group of policy analysis and political theory provides detailed new information about the public´s viewpoint on education policy Leer más
Eurostat: 165 000 first time asylum seekers in the first quarter of 2017

Down by 20% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016

Eurostat: 165 000 first time asylum seekers in the first quarter of 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, 165 000 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 20% compared with the fourth quarter of 2016 (when 207 000 first time applicants were registered). Leer más
UNICEF

One in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, UNICEF ´wake-up call´ report shows

15 June 2017 – One in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children´s Fund (UNICEF). Leer más


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End of roaming: the fight to abolish surcharges abroadFrom 15 June 2017

End of roaming: the fight to abolish surcharges abroad

From 15 June 2017 Europeans can use their phone in any EU country and pay what they would pay at home. All extra roaming charges cease to exist.
Professor Nicola Spaldin: "Discussions with my research group are always very stimulating" Professor Nicola Spaldin: "Discussions with my research group are always very stimulating"

The ubiquitous electronic devices that make our lives easier (cellphones, GPS, computers) all contain two types of components, which either store or deliver information in the electronic circuits. Should new components be able to do both –store and process, two-in-one– they would allow for a new generation of technologies that are lighter, smaller and more energy-efficient. Professor Nicola A. Spaldin has conceived and developed a new class of "two-in-one" materials, called multiferroics.
Libros
Signals "How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World´s Turbulent Economy " Signals "How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World´s Turbulent Economy "

She predicted the financial crisis. She predicted Brexit. She predicted Trump. Now Dr Pippa Malmgren shares the signals that will protect you from the next surprise. Drawing on a wonderful range of examples - from magazine covers and supermarkets to public protests.
 POLICIES Extend +  
Europeans want the EU to do more
New European Union support for education in Syria
Clear rules to protect children on audiovisual media
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
World Day Against Child Labour
Commission proposes more than €340 million to enable 100 000 placements by 2020
Sanctions against Polish MEP who offended women during a plenary debate
 R+D Extend +  
Improvements to machine-intelligence will improve accuracy and speed up police investigations
Ultimate app enhances movie or series watching experience
Facebook working on a technology on how to read your mind
 EMPLOYMENT Extend +  
Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and in the EU28 compared with the first quarter of 2016
Euro area unemployment at 9.3% - EU28 at 7.8%
Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.7%
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
House prices up by 4.1% in the euro area
Teacher encouragement has greatest influence on less advantaged children
EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs
 CULTURE Extend +  
Madrid conference highlights the importance of protecting cultural diversity for peacebuilding
Europe´s first underwater sculpture museum
Discover this year´s European cultural capitals
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
Cities temperature may increase 8 degrees by 2100, study finds
CO2 emissions in the EU slightly decreased compared with 2015
The UK gets its first forecourt hydrogen refuelling station
 HEALTH Extend +  
Ultimate tan without the cancer risk
Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds
A third of all humans are now either overweight or obese
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
Commission launches mobile application to mark 30 years of ´Erasmus´ exchanges abroad
International Albinism Awareness Day
Commission opens formal investigation into distribution practices of clothing company Guess
 SPORTS Extend +  
How contact sports affect mind, body and soul
Registration for European Universities Championships 2017 opens
Runners´ brains may be more connected, research shows
 EDUCATION Extend +  
World Refugee Day 2017
Job vacancy rate at 1.9% in both euro area and EU28
Electric vehicles present business opportunities
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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Millionaire Teacher "The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School"
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Too Much Staff "Capitalism in Crisis"
The Crowdfunding Handbook "Using Equity Funding Portals to Raise Money for Your Small Business"
The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data
Paul A. Shotton, Paul G. Nixon: Lobbying the European Union "Changing Minds, Changing Times"
Theses and dissertations
1 Bob Dylan´s 2016 Nobel Prize Lecture in Literature
2 Euro area unemployment at 9.3% - EU28 at 7.8%
3 World Day Against Child Labour
4 One in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, UNICEF ´wake-up call´ report shows
5 Innovation has improved in 15 countries, though large difference still exist between Member States
6 New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market
7 Cities temperature may increase 8 degrees by 2100, study finds
8 Commission proposes more than €340 million to enable 100 000 placements by 2020
9 Europeans want the EU to do more
10 Ultimate tan without the cancer risk
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