EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics said the "social attractiveness" of the Erasmus programme needs to be increased and called on the member states to make the right funds available. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The European Commission's monitoring report on Bulgaria’s progress in improving its law-enforcement system went largely unnoticed, as its publication yesterday (25 January) coincided with the appointment of a caretaker government in Sofia, pending snap parliamentary elections on 26 March.
Only 113 refugees applied to a European Commission initiative to help scientists and researchers escape from conflict zones, as the programme missed some of the lessons offered by established schemes in Europe.
A new project aimed at university athletes is due to be launched next year, in an attempt to make Europe more attractive to students and breathe fresh air into public confidence in the European project. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Italy should stop attacking the European Commission over its fiscal policy, the EU executive's president said on Monday (7 November), as Rome and Brussels quarrel over an expansionary budget proposed by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Faced with many challenges, from migration to terrorism, the EU and its Mediterranean partners must cooperate with pragmatism and variable geometry, the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, said.
Three decades after Greenland exited what is now the EU, some of its politicians and business leaders say the vast Arctic territory should consider rejoining because of its slowness to diversify the economy away from fish.
Thousands of Hungarians protested on Wednesday (3 February) against reforms of the education system by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's centre-right government that they consider oppressive and heavy-handed.
Three million students have studied abroad with Erasmus+, but only 5,000 apprentices have taken part in the exchange. France and Germany are joining forces to increase the programme’s uptake. EURACTIV France reports.
The cost of hosting refugees could be much higher than previously thought, according to the Ifo Institute, and attacks on German refugee accommodation are becoming more frequent. EURACTIV Germany reports.
SPECIAL REPORT / The potential for information technologies to boost growth across all industrial sectors is still huge, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - but it calls on governments to think "strategically" in terms of education and employability.
In Germany, more and more students with and without disabilities are sharing the same classroom, according to a new study by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Nevertheless, inclusion in certain schools is being carried out poorly. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Illiteracy is “a worldwide crisis” that will cost the global economy $1.2tn (£760bn) this year, the World Literacy Foundation (WLF) has warned. More than 796 million people are either completely illiterate, meaning they can’t read or write, or functionally illiterate, meaning they can’t perform basic tasks such as reading a medicine label, the WLF said in a report released on Monday (pdf).
Harlem Désir, France's Secretary of State for European Affairs, launched the EU's "Back to School" programme in France on Monday. The initiative aims to spread knowledge of the Union to a generation that has "only known the euro". EURACTIV France reports.
Only a third of the world's governments have acccomplished all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in the 2000 MDGs, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today (9 April).
In an effort to tackle youth political absenteeism, the European Commission is partnering with youth organisations to find ways to reach the young people ‘out of the system’. EURACTIV reports from Riga.