11 juillet 2019

'We must shoulder our responsibilities to defend the common interests of all Europeans'

Conseil de l'Europe“The part-session which we are starting today is taking place in extraordinary circumstances. Our Organisation is going through a crisis which has serious implications for the European human rights protection system and for the stability and sustainability of our own institutions,” the PACE President stressed at the opening of the session. More...

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Istanbul mayoral vote: well-organised and transparent under tense circumstances

Conseil de l'EuropeA delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, led by Andrew Dawson (United Kingdom, CRE), Rapporteur and Head of the delegation, observed the re-run of the mayoral election in Istanbul on 23 June 2019. At the invitation of the Turkish authorities, 14 observers from 13 different European countries visited some 90 Ballot Box Committees in about 30 districts of Istanbul. More...

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08 juillet 2019

European Universities Initiative: results of the first pilot call released

Out of 54 applications, 17 networks involving 114 higher education institutions from 25 countries have been selected for funding. Each of them will receive up to €5 million over the next three years. The selected networks are diverse in terms of scope, thematic focus and institutional profiles and they involve on average seven higher education institutions from different parts of Europe. They now have the task to build their collaboration over the years to come and turn their ambitions into reality. Plus...

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Hungary: EUA condemns law tightening control on scientific research bodies

On 2 July 2019, the Hungarian Parliament passed a law giving the government more control over scientific research bodies. The bill, if ratified by the country’s president, will place the 15 research bodies in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in a newly established state research network under the control of a government committee, whose chair will be appointed by the prime minister. More...

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Higher Education – Its Relevance to Students and Society, 31 August, Reykjavík

Hosted by the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture and the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education, this conference will explore some of the ways in which universities contribute to civic education by preparing students for active participation in a democratic society, how universities engage with stakeholders to add value, and how universities ensure the proper match between higher education and real-life demands after graduation. Plus...

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Reaching out to people who need help with their skills – Cedefop Brussels seminar

HomeAccording to Cedefop’s new estimate, 128 million adults (about 46%) in the EU, Iceland and Norway are in potential need of upskilling and/or reskilling. How to reach out to this huge pool of talent and address their comprehensive needs through coordinated and coherent approaches was the central theme of Cedefop’s 7th Brussels seminar on 25 June. More...

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« L’EPFL est un modèle très américain et très suisse »

HeadwayBlog Headway - Olivier Rollot. Fondée il y a seulement cinquante ans l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) a fait ses dix dernières années son entrée dans le top 30 des meilleures universités dans le monde. Plus...

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07 juillet 2019

Une présidence finlandaise du Conseil de l'Union européenne, pourquoi faire ?

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. La Finlande assure depuis le 1er juillet 2019 la présidence du Conseil pour le second semestre 2019, à la suite de la Roumanie (voir Une présidence roumaine pour le Conseil de l'Union européenne, en attendant le programme et Rien sur l'ESS dans le programme de la présidence roumaine du Conseil de l'Union Européenne), dans cette curieuse rotation semestrielle dont la rationalité n'en finissent pas d'interroger.
Le programme de cette présidence, en français, est intitulé Europe durable Avenir durableet s'organise autour de quatre priorités

  • renforcer les valeurs communes et de l’État de droit
  • rendre l’Union plus compétitive et socialement plus inclusive
  • consolider la position de l’UE comme le leader mondial en matière de climat
  • garantir la sécurité globale de tous. Plus...

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Five reasons for universities to develop their partnerships with industry

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"A lot is (rightly) expected of universities. Most commentators agree that the UK’s universities punch above their weight in terms of rankings, reputation and return on investment. More...

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06 juillet 2019

UK-led cancer and climate trials at risk as British researchers become liability

The GuardianBritish researchers say they are being shut out of bids for major European research partnerships, or asked to keep a low profile, because of fears that the threat of a no-deal Brexit could contaminate chances of success. More...

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