04 juin 2017

European Alliance for SSH invites new members to join

In 2015, a group of European disciplinary organisations founded the European Alliance for SSH to be a voice for social science and humanities disciplines in science policy. In May 2017, EASSH launches a call to invite new members from universities, research institutes and other research organisations to join the campaign to ensure the continued space for social science and humanities research in European and national programmes.
Why is EASSH needed?
More and more policy makers want to address ‘grand challenges’ or ‘missions’, which demand multidisciplinary approaches to address complex interconnected problems.  Many of these most complex issues are social or have a large social dimension. EASSH was therefore formed to ensure that the ‘social and human dimensions’ are recognised in the design of research policies. More...

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European Commission event: “A New Era of Blue Enlightenment”, 12-14 July 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Registrations are now open for the New Era of Blue Enlightenment event, which will take place on 12-14 July 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Commissioner Moedas will host a high-level ministerial event to celebrate the launch of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative between the European Union, Brazil and South Africa. More...

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European Conference for Science Journalists, 26-30 June 2017, Copenhagen (Denmark)

The Danish Science Journalists Association (Danske Videnskabsjournalister - DV), in collaboration with the European Union of Science Journalists Associations (EUSJA), is organising the largest and most prestigious annual science journalism event that has taken place in Europe. More...

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SEFI Annual Conference, 18-21 September 2017, Azores (Portugal)

The 45th European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) Annual Conference will take place on Terceira Island in the Azores from 18 to 21 September. 
The event is a unique opportunity for those interested or involved in engineering education and research to exchange views and opinions, and to establish new contacts with peers and other stakeholders. More...

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Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe – 2017 Edition

European Commission logoThe 2017 Edition of Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe depicts the main education policies regarding teaching and learning of languages in 42 European education systems. It answers questions about what foreign languages are learnt, how long students spend studying foreign languages, the level of foreign language proficiency students are expected to reach by the end of compulsory education and what kind of language support is provided to newly arrived migrant students as well as many other topics. The indicators are organised into five different chapters: Context, Organisation, Participation, Teachers and Teaching Processes. A variety of sources were used to build the indicators, and these include the Eurydice Network, Eurostat, and the OECD’s PISA and TALIS international surveys. More...

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Commission sets out strategy for quality education for all

European Commission logoIn the Communication School development and excellent teaching for a great start in life, the Commission identifies areas where action is urgently needed and how EU support can help EU countries address the current challenges.
Based on evidence from Member States, the communication highlights three priority areas:
  • raising the quality and inclusiveness of schools
  • supporting excellent teachers and school leaders
  • improving the governance of school education systems
The Commission proposes to address these issues through mutual learning activities and a new support mechanism to help Member States design education reforms. More...

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What can we do to increase solidarity in schools?

European Commission logoWhat better place than at a school to learn and practice solidarity? As children gather to learn and play together, they can also be exposed to bullying or other difficulties caused by their special needs or by a lack of tolerance from their peers. To counter that and make schools a welcoming place for all, a number of strategies are possible, as explored in the recent European report on How to prevent and tackle bullying and school violence. A number of these strategies are also supported by Erasmus+ projects. More...

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Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe – 2017 Edition

European Commission logoThe numbers of lower secondary students learning two foreign languages is up compared with ten years ago. And most countries now have provisions to support migrant children who need to learn the language of their host country. These are some of the main results of a report on 'Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe' published in May 2017 by the European Commission’s Eurydice network. Less positive is the fact that the level of ambition for learning a second foreign language is still remarkably low. It is also worth noting that more than half of language teachers in Europe have travelled abroad for professional reasons, many of them with the support of funding from EU programmes such as Erasmus+, the EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport. More...

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The art of teaching citizenship

European Commission logoSome projects have been targeting pupils’ involvement in their local communities, such as the PICARO project, which aims to increase pupils’ awareness of poverty and social exclusion in Europe, and encourage their involvement and commitment to combat them. The School factory of initiatives – equal citizenship partnership raises awareness on issues related to discrimination and gender equality in schools and beyond, while the EVE project discusses European values and how these values differ from country to country among young people in Europe. It focused on how to approach themes such as work, religion, family and society by using the Atlas of European Values and expanding it to include new languages. More...

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Social services education gets upgrade

European Commission logoA recently completed project has shown how universities working across borders not only develop better programmes but they also give the graduates and social services practitioners a better understanding of the needs of the people they will support.
Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects support the modernisation of higher education institutions and policies, with a clear focus on the EU's partner countries throughout the world. CBHE is the successor to a range of regional programmes including the Tempus programme, which selected its last projects in 2013. More...

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