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Share of early leavers from education and training continues
decreasing in the EUEurope 2020 education indicators in 2017

Share of early leavers from education and training continues decreasing in the EU

Today, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes the most recent data for the EU and its Member States on achievement against the two Europe 2020 education headline targets. One of Europe 2020 strategy´s targets is that at least 40% of 30-34-year-olds in the EU should have completed tertiary education by 2020, while the share of early leavers from education and training continues decreasing Leer más

Geological and human heritage

13 Sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America Receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label

UNESCO´s Executive Board today approved the designation of 13 new Geoparks for sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet´s geology. The world network now numbers 140 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 38 countries. Leer más

Data protection and citizens´ privacy

MEPs urge Facebook CEO to come to European Parliament

MEPs renewed the call to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come before the Parliament at a debate on data protection and citizens´ privacy with the Commission and the Council on Wednesday.  Leer más

King´s College London & Erasmus MC University Medical Center

Study identifies more than a hundred new genes that determine hair color

A team of scientists, led by academics from King´s College London and Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, have discovered 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation. Leer más

Condemns the intimidation of academics in Hungarian media

European University Association denounces attacks on academic freedom

The European University Association (EUA) strongly condemns the recent intimidation of academics in the Hungarian media. The pro-government magazine Figyelo listed the names of more than 200 people, calling them "mercenaries" of George Soros, a Hungarian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded EUA member Central European University (CEU). The list includes current and former CEU staff members, as well as employees of NGOs that are financially supported by Soros.  Leer más

For ambitious funding for higher education exchange

"EU funding for universities" campaign mobilises members across Europe

Universities and national rectors´ conferences join their voices to argue for a renewed funding commitment to research and education at the European level. Across Europe, many universities and university associations are addressing policy makers and society at large about the need to match funding with the scale of challenges to be tackled in the post-2020 period. Editorials, speeches and official letters are spreading through traditional and social media. Leer más

UNWTO

Messi appointed Ambassador for Responsible Tourism by the World Tourism Organization

Considered by many the best football player of all times, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. The UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism this Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona, after the match F.C. Barcelona – Leganés.  Leer más

VentureEU

€2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe´s innovative start-ups

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.  Leer más

Labour costs in the EU-Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member StatesLowest in Bulgaria and Romania

Labour costs in the EU-Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States

In 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the EU and €30.3 in the euro area. This average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.9), Romania (€6.3), Lithuania (€8.0), Latvia (€8.1), Hungary (€9.1) and Poland (€9.4), and the highest in Denmark (€42.5), Belgium (€39.6), Luxembourg (€37.6), Sweden (€36.6) and France (€36.0) Leer más

Digital Day 2018

EU countries to commit to doing more together on the digital front

The European Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation. Leer más

With €62 million

EU supports South Africa to boost job creation, small business development and improved governance

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica is visiting South Africa, where he is meeting, the Minister of Finance Mr Nhlanhla Nene, and the Minister for Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu.  Leer más

7 million tons of eggs are produced each year in the EU

Environmental footprint of the egg industry

In recent years, egg production has been in the spotlight for animal welfare issues. While in most European countries the number of farms with free-range hens increases, in Spain 93% of laying hens are still caged. Added to this are the effects that the industry generates on the environment. A team of Spanish scientists reveals the environmental cost of egg production in a typical farm in Spain. Leer más

EUA

European University Association welcomes mission-oriented Research & Innovation

EUA welcomes the introduction of mission-oriented research and innovation (R&I) in the next EU Framework Programme for R&I (´FP9´) and sketches out four general conditions and six recommendations for successful implementation in its response to the European Commission´s call for feedback on ´Mission-Oriented R&I in the European Union´. Leer más

What leads to success?

Why it doesn´t pay to be just nice – you also need to be intelligent

New research has revealed how people´s intelligence, rather than their personality traits, leads to success. Researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Minnesota and Heidelberg devised a series of games to find out which factors lead to cooperative behaviour when people interact in social and workplace situations. Leer más

Kazan University

Internet addiction in teenagers, study finds

A poll was conducted among adolescents and young people aged 14-19 which covered secondary schools and tertiary education institutions Associate Professor Regina Sakhieva, one of the co-authors of the research, explained, "We can detect adolescents´ dependence on social networks, where everyone can feel interesting and needed. Many people become addicted to communication in social networks and replacing real-life relationships with virtual ones" Leer más

UNESCO

Apply for the International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads in May 2018

UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Commission of the People´s Republic of China for UNESCO, is pleased to invite youth aged 18-30 living in countries including Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, or Europe to participate in the ´International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads 2´. IYF2 is to be held in Changsha and Nanjing, China, 21st-27th May 2018, and its theme will focus on "Advancing Creativity for Development" and "Creativity and Literature Forum".  Leer más

To support early identification of the skills

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets an upgrade

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals was upgraded on 23 March 2018. This upgrade consisted (among others) of the improvements the translation of user manuals into other EU languages (except Gaelic) which can be downloaded from the homepage after selecting the preferred language in the upper right corner. Leer más

Five outstanding women scientists receive L´Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awardsThis edition marks the 20th anniversary

Five outstanding women scientists receive L´Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards

Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General of UNESCO, and Jean Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L´Oréal and Chairman of the L´Oréal Foundation, presented the L´Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards to five outstanding women scientists during a ceremony held last night at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. Leer más

70% of studied teachers match students´ prior attainment

Grouping students into ability-based sets holds back less able pupils

Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to new research published in the Cambridge Journal of Education. Teachers´ expectations of pupils in lower sets, which are based on their prior academic record and closely tied to the belief that their behaviour will be more challenging, could instil a damaging ´culture of dependency´ on teachers among these groups. Leer más

Counting, sorting and simple sums

More mathematics at home might boost kids´ early number processing and calculation skills

New research links specific numerical activities undertaken by parents to certain math skills in young children. Published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, the study also finds that the more parents engage in mathematical activities with their children, the higher their early numeracy performance. Leer más

OECD report

More efforts needed to help immigrant students succeed at school and in society

Socio-economic disadvantage and language barriers are the biggest obstacles to success at school and in society for students with an immigrant background. More effective and better targeted education and social policies are needed to help migrant children integrate and fulfil their potential, according to a new OECD report. Leer más

University of Sussex

Closing the 69 million teacher gap needs to be top priority for world´s education leaders

Addressing the global teacher gap of 69 million should be the number one priority for education policymakers the world over, a new international study has warned.  Leer más

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

Commission showcases how science and innovation can benefit European cultural heritage

In the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Commission is today organising a High-Level Horizon 2020 Conference on Innovation and Cultural Heritage to present some of the most promising innovations to preserve and treasure Europe´s cultural heritage for the next generations. Leer más

We start caring about our reputations in kindergarten

Kids worry about image and status from the age of five, say scientist

Children as young as five are image-conscious and worry about their and social status, researchers have found. Although it is known adults adapt their behaviour to affect their reputation and image, this study found youngsters starting in Reception at primary school were doing a similar thing. Leer más

Education, research and innovation

European University Association calls on members to speak up for more EU investment in education

The European University Association (EUA) invites its member universities to speak up in the "EU funding for universities" campaign about the need to increase European investment in research, education and innovation.  Leer más
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1 How travelling in Europe can boost active citizenship
2 EU supports South Africa to boost job creation, small business development and improved governance
3 13 Sites in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America Receive UNESCO Global Geopark Label
4 Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 72.2% in 2017
5 EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals gets an upgrade
6 How fair do Europeans think life in the EU is?
7 Share of early leavers from education and training continues decreasing in the EU
8 Mariana Costa"We want to train young women to make them talented and competitive software developer"
9 Apply for the International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads in May 2018
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