Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas received on July 3rd the report on a new vision for EU research and innovation prepared by an independent group of high-level experts chaired by Pascal Lamy, President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute. The report was presented at the conference “Research & Innovation – Shaping our Future” that took place on July 3rd in Brussels, attended by more than 700 scientists, innovators, business people and policy makers.
The European Commission has launched a single platform to access company information in the EU. Linking national business registers will facilitate cross-border trade and increase confidence and transparency in the EU Single Market.
Until now, when you travelled to another EU country, your mobile operator would bill you at a different, higher rate for your mobile communications (phone calls, SMS, data) in that country. Over the last 10 years, the EU has progressively required mobile operators to considerably reduce these roaming charges, in favour of consumers. If you travel regularly to other EU countries, you have probably already experienced the sharp decrease in roaming prices over the last decade.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published on the 31st of May an action plan for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which aims to foster innovation and support SMEs in the development of novel human and veterinary medicines.
After the publication of the Mid-Term Review of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan on the 8th of June, the Commission is intensifying its efforts to improve the funding environment for small businesses. Currently, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) often fail to get funding from banks yet they do not receive proper feedback as to the reason why, which hampers future attempts. The Commission has been working to address this problem by getting the financial industry to do more to help small businesses navigate the complex financial landscape. Five major EU banking federations have now agreed to provide SMEs with the feedback they need so that they can ultimately increase their chances of getting loans.
372 trade barriers in place around the world, 10% increase in 2016. European exporters reported a 10% increase in the number of trade barriers they encountered in 2016 alone. 372 such barriers were in place at the end of last year in over 50 trade destinations across the world. The 36 obstacles created in 2016 could affect EU exports that are currently worth around €27 billon.
The European Commission launched on the 28th of June an EU-wide contest for a prestigious "Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe". This Prize will reward outstanding contributions that communicate the founding values, history, action and key benefits of the EU to citizens; enhance citizens' understanding of the EU; broaden ownership of the European project and build trust in the EU's promise of a better future for all.
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the European Commission is releasing the 'EU Skills Profile Tool for Third-Country Nationals'. It is an off – and online web editor that will make it possible for non-EU nationals to present their skills, qualifications, and experiences in a way that is well understood by employers, education and training providers and organisations working with migrants across the whole European Union.
On 13 June 2017, the EU celebrated 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. From Erasmus to Erasmus+, 9 million people have now benefited from exchanges abroad. To mark the occasion, the Commission is also launching a new Erasmus+ mobile application. Designed for students, vocational learners and participants in youth exchanges, the app will make young people's Erasmus+ experience easier.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Frederick University
(www.frederick.ac.cy) invites applications for one (1) funded Ph.D Position within the
research topic of machine learning. This position is part of a close research
collaboration between the University’s Computational Intelligence (COIN) Laboratory
and Albourne Partners Limited and its Group (www.albourne.com).
Cyprus participates in a new European project for the creation of a culture of safer internet for children. CyberSafety brings together major national stakeholders in order to create a safe internet culture, empowering creative, innovative and critical citizens in the digital society.
Recognizing the urgent need to address the radicalization of youth, the Youth Empowerment and Innovation (YEIP) project will give voice to young people from all over Europe, particularly those who tend to be marginalized and excluded, in order to address the underlying causes of radicalization among youth and the discrimination prevailing in today's society.
The world is gradually becoming witness to the disenfranchisement of youth. The central aim of You.Change.Com is to promote empowerment and active citizenship of young people, social entrepreneurship and high-quality of youth work. Its purpose is to recruit young people acting as “change makers” in their communities to conceive and carry out local strategies for socioeconomic development, utilising disused spaces (land recycling).
This briefing is a part of the Cross-Country Analysis report of a European Commission funded project called “Supporting Integration of Migrant Learners, Asylum Seekers and Refugees” (SIMILAR) involving organisations from Poland, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary and Cyprus.
Urbagri4Women is a European project funded by the European Commission Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). It aims to foster the integration of migrant women, including asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in the host society, enabling them to develop innovative and subsistence agricultural initiatives that contributes to urban rehabilitation.
The EuroSol project attempts to bring together citizens from different countries who may have different perceptions about asylum and migration and encourage them to re-negotiate the terms of asylum and migration.
On Friday 2nd of June 2017, the European Office of Cyprus’ (EOC) Annual General Assembly was held in Nicosia, during which the elections for the new EOC Administrative Council for the 2017-2020 period were held.
Ο ερευνητικός και εκπαιδευτικός οργανισμός CARDET σας προσκαλεί να συμμετάσχετε στο Ευρωπαϊκό Συνέδριο με τίτλο "Καταπολεμώντας τον εκφοβισμό: Προκλήσεις και Καλές Πρακτικές" το οποίο υλοποιείται στο πλαίσιο του Ευρωπαϊκού Έργου «Καταπολεμώντας τον Εκφοβισμό: Ένα Ολιστικό Σχολικό Πρόγραμμα».