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Baylor University

Bad behavior to significant other in tough times has more impact than positive gestures

Refraining from bad behavior toward a significant other during stressful life events is more important than showing positive behavior, according to a Baylor University study. Leer más

Unlocking talents in Europe

300 participants join the European Validation Festival

More than 300 people from employment, education and training, civil society organisations, and social partners joined the first day of the European Validation Festival - Unlocking talents in Europe, on 14 June in Brussels. Leer más

European Pillar of Social Rights

European Youth Forum urges Member States to reach an agreement on working conditions

On 21 June, all EU Ministers of Employment and Social Affairs will meet to discuss two key initiatives: the European Commission´s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions and the Directive on Work Life Balance. The European Youth Forum urges Member States to overcome their respective differences and reach an agreement on both Directives; recalling their political commitment and responsibility to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights. Leer más

Artificial Intelligence

Europe discusses AI ethical and social impact with philosophical and non-confessional organisations

The European Commission hosted a high-level meeting with 12 representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations from across Europe, as part of the regular dialogue with churches, religions, philosophical and non-confessional organisations foreseen by Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty. This ninth annual high-level meeting discussed the topic "Artificial Intelligence: addressing ethical and social challenges". Today´s meeting was chaired by Vice-President Andrus Ansip. Leer más

EU budget

Commission proposes €1.26 billion to reinforce the European Solidarity Corps

The new programme will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through volunteering, traineeships and job placements. The proposal adopted today marks the consolidation of the Corps for the next budgetary period.  Leer más

30-50% of adults in the United States and Europe are myopic

A new study provides "strong evidence" that more time spent in education is a risk factor for myopia

Spending more years in full time education is associated with a greater risk of developing short-sightedness (myopia), finds a study published by The BMJ today Leer más

Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General AssemblyPresident of its upcoming 73rd UN session

Ecuadorian politician and poet becomes fourth woman to preside over UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday elected Ecuadorean Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of its upcoming 73rd session; only the fourth woman to hold that position in the history of the world body, and the first since 2006. Leer más

Achieving Europe´s connectivity targets

EU negotiators reach a political agreement to update the EU´s telecoms rules

The European Parliament and the Council reached late last night a political agreement to update the EU´s telecoms rules. The new European Electronic Communications Code, proposed by the Commission, will boost investments in very high capacity networks across the EU, including in remote and rural areas. Leer más

2th European Development Days (EDDs)

Empowering women and girls to shape sustainable development during the European Development Days

The 12th European Development Days (EDDs) will open tomorrow, bringing together Europe´s and the world´s development community, under the theme "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest". Leer más

Predicting Vertical Urban Growth

A genetic algorithm predicts the vertical growth of cities

The increase of skyscrapers in a city resembles the development of some living systems. Spanish researchers have created an evolutionary genetic algorithm that, on the basis of the historical and economic data of an urban area, can predict what its skyline could look like in the coming years. The method has been applied successfully to the thriving Minato Ward, in Tokyo. Leer más

16 May

UNESCO celebrates the 1st International Day of Light

UNESCO will welcome leading scientists on 16 May 2018 for the 1st edition of the International Day of Light (02:30-08:00 pm) to celebrate the role light plays in our daily lives. Researchers and intellectuals will examine how light-based technologies can contribute to meet pressing challenges in diverse areas, such as medicine, education, agriculture and energy. Leer más

12 Questions for the Future of Europe:

Commission Launches Online Citizens´ Consultation

Today, on Europe Day, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future.  Leer más

ArtsEqual research initiative

Arts and culture could help Finnish schools reach new heights of excellence

Finland has one of the best education systems in the world. If Finnish schools wished to reach a new level of excellence, they should strengthen the integration of arts and culture in the teaching of all subjects, researchers now say.  Leer más

European Youth Forum

150 youth organisation from across Europe meet to discuss issues that matter to youth

On 27-28 April, the European Youth Forum hosted its Council of Members (COMEM) in Brussels, bringing together over 150 youth organisation representatives from across Europe.  Leer más

70.7% of accidents happen in urban centres

Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common

The bicycle is a cheap and ecological way of transport, and it is also a healthy option. This is why the number of cyclists in cities has increased in recent years, but so has the accident rate. A study confirms that these incidents are caused by a combination of inadequate infrastructures and risk behaviour on the part of drivers and cyclists. Leer más

70.7% of accidents happen in urban centres

Why traffic accidents with cyclists are becoming increasingly more common

The bicycle is a cheap and ecological way of transport, and it is also a healthy option. This is why the number of cyclists in cities has increased in recent years, but so has the accident rate. A study confirms that these incidents are caused by a combination of inadequate infrastructures and risk behaviour on the part of drivers and cyclists. Leer más

Digital Single Market

Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness on online platforms:

Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy.  Leer más

World Intellectual Property Day 
April 26, 2018

World Intellectual Property Day

Every April 26, UNESCO celebrates World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Leer más

Europe granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016Moroccans, Albanians and Indians were the main recipients

Europe granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016

In 2016, around 995 000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU), up from 841 000 in 2015 and 889 000 in 2014. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2016, 12% were former citizens of another EU Member State, while the majority were non-EU citizens or stateless.  Leer más

EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spacesWiFi4EU

EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces

The European Commission launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May, for the chance to benefit from EU financing to build free public wireless internet hotspots. Leer más

For 2021

Chișinău, Klaipėda, Greater Nicosia, Yaroslavl and Varaždin European Youth Capital finalist cities

The announcement of the winner for European Youth Capital 2021 will be made at the European Youth Forum´s General Assembly in November 2018 in Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019.  Leer más

British theoretical physicist

Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the family. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation Leer más

The gender gap in journalism

Men occupy 75% of the positions of maximum responsibility in the Spanish media

The precariousness in the media focuses on women journalists: among the members of the editorial offices with university studies that charge less than 1,000 Euros, 85% are women. In addition, men hold three quarters of the positions of maximum managerial responsibility and two thirds of the positions of decision-making on the contents. An international study with the participation of Spanish researchers shows data on this gender gap. Leer más

#WIKI4WOMEN

Only 17% of profiles on Wikipedia are of women, let´s bridge the gender gap in the digital space

The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take a few minutes (from 10 minutes) of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia profiles of women committed in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information. Leer más

The more empathy, the more brainwaves fall into sync

Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain, study shows

A new study by a pain researcher shows that when a romantic partner holds hands with a partner in pain, their brain waves sync and her pain subsides. Leer más
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1 New EU rules ensure better protection for 120 million holidaymakers this summer
2 Joint EU-Japan statement following the first EU-Japan policy dialogue in education, culture & sport
3 6% vote YES in referendum to improve reproductive rights in Republic of Ireland
4 Commission registers initiative to ´Stop starvation for 8% of the European population
5 Finish Students want a better intergenerational policy
6 Training in musical improvisation may teach your brain to think differently
7 Euro area unemployment at 8.4%
8 LUX Film Prize: official selection for 2018 revealed
9 Commission welcomes agreement between EU Member States on key files for a more social Europe
10 300 participants join the European Validation Festival
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