08 septembre 2019

UIL opens the doors of its historic building during Hamburg Heritage Days

UILOn 6 September, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning invites the Hamburg public to visit its historic building and to learn more about its original owner, the shipping magnate Albert Ballin. Built in 1908, the imposing villa provided Ballin with a prestigious setting for the visits of high-ranking guests, among them Kaiser Wilhelm II. More...

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Media Release: CDU needs to come clean with the public over nursing restructure

Charles Darwin University (CDU) management needs to get its story straight about the number of positions affected by its planned restructure of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, and the number of staff that might lose their jobs, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) said today. More...

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7 days in Helsinki: the curious conference-goer’s itinerary

Screenshot-2018-5-3 EAIENestled in its unassuming Nordic corner, Helsinki lies at one of Europe's cultural and historical crossroads. Spend a week traversing its trams and strolling its streets, and you'll find yourself crisscrossing works of Russian czarist architecture and inhaling whiffs of rye and onion that might just as well have wafted out of a kitchen in neighbouring Sweden. Quietly cosmopolitan and yet quintessentially Finnish, the 2019 EAIE Conference host city has more layers than you can peel back in a mere week – but you'd be crazy not to try. More...

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Nature and Science: English-Speaking Universities Still Dominant

English-speaking universities and research centres continue to provide a large number of contributors. The top 100 includes 54 US institutions, nine British, two Australian and one Canadian. Continental Europe is also well represented with nine German and seven Swiss institutions, and five others. There are also several from China and Japan. More...

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MONEYVAL issues follow up reports on Ukraine and Isle of Man

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe´s anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing body MONEYVAL has published two follow up reports assessing the progress made by Ukraine and the United Kingdom Crown Dependency of Isle of Man in implementing its recommendations. More...

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National minorities’ rights: new reports on Georgia and the Netherlands

Conseil de l'EuropeOver the past three years, Georgia has strengthened its legislative framework for promotion of rights of national minorities and made visible efforts to enhance diversity. However, more effective data collection is necessary, the efforts to promote use of minority languages in education and in relations with the administration are below the required standards, and minority issues are politicized in Georgian society. More...

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Denmark needs stronger anti-corruption policies for government and the police force

Conseil de l'EuropeIn an evaluation report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls upon Denmark to strengthen its policies to prevent corruption in respect of persons entrusted with top executive functions (members of the government and – in certain cases – special advisers) and the police. The report calls for specific attention to be paid to rules on how persons with top executive functions engage with lobbyists, as well as on their employment following termination of their service in the public sector (revolving doors). More...

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The independence of judges and the judiciary under threat

Conseil de l'EuropeThe independence of the judiciary underpins the rule of law and is essential to the functioning of democracy and the observance of human rights. The fundamental right to a ‘fair trial’ by an ‘independent and impartial tribunal established by law’ is enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, in the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights, and in many national and international legal texts. More...

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Russia: lack of progress on criminalisation of corruption and transparency of party funding

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO published today its fourth assessment of the measures taken by the Russian authorities since the previous examination in June 2018 to implement the outstanding recommendations on incriminations and transparency of party funding. GRECO regrets that no tangible progress has been made. More...

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German youth centre awarded with Council of Europe Quality Label

Conseil de l'EuropeOn 31 August the wannseeFORUM Foundation in Berlin, Germany received the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres for the period 2019-2021, becoming the 14th youth centre to be honoured. More...

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