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2020 EU budget: Council supports continued focus on growth, innovation, security and migration

03 September 2019
The Council wants the EU's budget to continue to focus on strengthening the European economy and boosting its competitiveness. Other priorities include ensuring sufficient funding for migration and the protection of the EU's external borders, strengthening civil protection, tackling climate change…
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EU neighbours taking centre stage at WorldSkills supported by The European Training Foundation

30 August 2019
Seven countries neighbouring the European Union (Armenia, Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Palestine, Russia) took active part in WorldSkills, an international competition where young people (17-24 years old) demonstrate their vocational skills – from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to…
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Announcement about the fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week

19 July 2019
The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week, as announced by the Commissioner Ms. Marianne Thyssen, will take place from 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki (Finland). Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training, both from the European Union and its neighbouring…
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Horizon 2020: The EU Commission invests €11 billion in new ways to address societal challenges and boost jobs and growth

03 July 2019
The European Commission announced how it will spend the last and biggest annual share of €11 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020. In this final year the Commission will focus on fewer and crucial topics such as climate change, clean energy, plastics,…
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EU Commission celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities promoting European studies worldwide

19 June 2019
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, hosted a high-level event to celebrate 30 years of excellence in teaching and research about the EU. The Jean Monnet Activities are part of the Erasmus+ programme. They are dedicated to promoting excellence in European studies…
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The European Investment Bank: EUR 3.4 billion for new investment in business, innovation, agriculture and tourism

16 May 2019
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 3.4 billion of new financing that will strengthen research and innovation and enable companies to expand and improve access to water, transport, and education. This will support new projects in 17 countries.…
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European Houses of Culture : Call for ideas open until 23 June

13 May 2019
EUNIC Global has launched the Call for Ideas within the European ‘Houses’ of Culture, inviting its network to submit their innovative ideas for a cultural relations project to be implemented in 2020. The deadline for submission is 23 June. The project ideas should be innovative in approach,…
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: Economic growth is expected to track the global economy lower in 2019

08 May 2019
The EBRD’s latest economic outlook has revised down predictions for 2019. It now expects average growth across the EBRD economies of 2.3 per cent, a 0.3 percentage point cut from the previous Novemberforecast, and compared with 3.4 per cent expansion in 2018. It forecasts a recovery to 2.6 per cent…
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The European Cooperation in Science and Technology organised first Awareness Day for Near Neighbour Countries

06 May 2019
The COST Association organised the first awareness day for the Near Neighbour Countries (NNC) at the COST premises. National representatives, mainly National Contact Points from the NNCs’ capitals, as well as representatives from the embassies of Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt,…
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2021-2027: The Budget triples for Erasmus+, the EU programme to support learning exchanges in Europe

02 April 2019
MEPs confirmed that the funds for the next Erasmus+ programme should be tripled to allow more people to take part, better adapting grants to their needs. The Parliament’s main objectives is that more young people take part in the different learning mobility schemes. It therefore proposes a…