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Education in emergencies helps millions of children

EU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months. Leer más
EU has more digital specialists than before but skills gaps remain

2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI)

EU has more digital specialists than before but skills gaps remain

The European Commission has published the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services. According to it, the EU is getting more digital, but progress remains insufficient for Europe to catch up with global leaders and to reduce differences across Member States. Leer más
Europe´s chance to shape the future

A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation

The European Commission has presented its contribution to the informal discussion that Heads of State and Government will hold in Sofia on 16 May 2018 on research and innovation and the steps needed to ensure Europe´s global competitiveness. Leer más
Children understand plant-animal interdependence by the age of eight, study concludes

The researchers studied 328 spontaneous drawings

Children understand plant-animal interdependence by the age of eight, study concludes

The research group discovered that between the ages of 4 and 7 children are already starting to associate the plant world with the animal world when asked to draw plants. The researchers studied the spontaneous drawings that 162 girls and 166 boys (328 in all) produced during the final years of Pre-primary Education and the first years of Primary Education. Leer más
Are your children overdoing it?

Too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good, study finds

The growing demand for children to get involved in organized activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families. A new study, published in Taylor & Francis journal Sport, Education and Society, reveals just how significant a role extracurricular activities, such as music lessons and sports clubs, play in family life. Leer más
Europe´s chance to shape the future

A renewed agenda for Research and Innovation

The European Commission has presented its contribution to the informal discussion that Heads of State and Government will hold in Sofia on 16 May 2018 on research and innovation and the steps needed to ensure Europe´s global competitiveness. Leer más


Debates
How fair do Europeans think life in the EU is? How fair do Europeans think life in the EU is?

New poll shows most Europeans think life is generally fair, but have concerns over justice, political decisions and income inequality. The results of this survey will contribute to tackling wider questions of perceived unfairness in employment, education, health and society at large.
Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer" Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer"

Meet Mariana Costa Checa, a young social entrepreneur from Peru. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Laboratoria (link is external), a company that has been training young women coding and software development skills in Latin America since 2014. Mariana will be attending Mobile Learning Week - UNESCO´s yearly flagship ICT in education event – taking place from 26 – 30 March 2018 in Paris.
Libros
The People vs Tech "How the Internet Is Killing Democracy"
The People vs Tech "How the Internet Is Killing Democracy"

´Meticulously scrutinizes the social and political consequences of our increasingly digitized world.´ - Kirkus The internet was meant to set us free. Tech has radically changed the way we live our lives. But have we unwittingly handed too much away to shadowy powers behind a wall of code, all manipulated by a handful of Silicon Valley utopians, ad men, and venture capitalists?
 POLICIES Extend +  
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
16 and 17 year old young generations in Malta will have the right to have their voice counted
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
2018 World Autism Awareness Day observance "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism"
Over €31 million in humanitarian aid from Europe for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNESCO music video against gender stereotypes wins Communications Award
 R+D Extend +  
What will happen when our sun dies?
Commission outlines a European approach to boost investment and set ethical guidelines on AI
Eyebrows have played a crucial role in human survival, study finds
 EMPLOYMENT Extend +  
New project to tackle youth unemployment in the south Mediterranean region
Euro area unemployment at 8.5% - EU28 at 7.1%
New project to tackle youth unemployment in the south Mediterranean region
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
Commission takes action for a more competitive and innovative financial market
Small business access to alternative finance increasing as new bank lending declines
EU approves the proposed acquisition of Abertis by Hochtief
 CULTURE Extend +  
A new EU initiative allows young people to discover Europe by rail
23 April: English Language Day
Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
Who is eating who? How climate change is modifying fish predator prey interactions
Megacities at high risk due to climate change, study says
Europe back plans to boost recycling and cut landfilling
 HEALTH Extend +  
Are Breast Cancer Apps Reliable?
New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation
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 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
UNESCO celebrates the 1st International Day of Light
Commission Launches Online Citizens´ Consultation
150 youth organisation from across Europe meet to discuss issues that matter to youth
 SPORTS Extend +  
Olympic message of peace is universal, UN chief says in Pyeongchang
Registration open for the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018
European Parliament launches a new Multimedia Centre on 4 January
 EDUCATION Extend +  
Why are the elderly increasingly more inclined to live alone?
Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018 goes to Polish project on WW2 camp
EUA welcomes the European Commission´s willingness to step up investment in research and education
 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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Theses and dissertations
1 EU has more digital specialists than before but skills gaps remain
2 Commission Launches Online Citizens´ Consultation
3 Children understand plant-animal interdependence by the age of eight, study concludes
4 EU to increase spending and improve delivery of education in emergencies and protracted crises
5 Study links parental support and career success of children
6 Study explores link between curiosity and school achievement
7 New project to tackle youth unemployment in the south Mediterranean region
8 Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018 goes to Polish project on WW2 camp
9 New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation
10 150 youth organisation from across Europe meet to discuss issues that matter to youth
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