About: Androulla Vassiliou

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Economy & Jobs 10-07-2014

Erasmus students programme breaks new record, Commission says

Nearly 270 000 students benefitted from EU grants to study or train abroad in 2012-2013, according to new data released by the European Commission on Thursday, setting a new record for the Erasmus Programme.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-07-2014

Female commissioners call for gender equality in new Commission

Top EU officials warned on Thursday that the next Commission will lack in women, unless more governments put forward female candidates for the Commissioner posts.
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Economy & Jobs 13-05-2014

Commission welcomes new international university ranking

The launch of a new global university ranking, set up with €2 million in EU funding was welcomed by the European Commission on Monday. U-multirank assesses the performance of more than 850 higher education institutions worldwide by producing multi-dimensional listings rating universities on a wider range of factors than existing international rankings.
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Economy & Jobs 20-11-2013

Erasmus+ wants to reach more than university students

A new and updated version of the European exchange programme will be accessible to more people and received a 40% budget.
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Digital & Media 14-11-2013

Commission welcomes TV, film industry pledge for easier cross-border copyright

European consumers should find it easier to access television and films from their home state when travelling through the continent if pledges made by the audiovisual sector to the Commission yesterday (13 November) are honoured. At a plenary session in Brussels, audiovisual industry participants in the so-called Licences for Europe process made formal pledges on cross-border access and portability of services, user-generated content and micro-licensing, audiovisual heritage and text and data mining.
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Health 14-10-2013

Eat well, drink well, move – A small step for you, a big step for Europe

Obesity is a lifestyle disease that is becoming one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Unless we make significant changes to both our diet and way of life, obesity will continue to rise in Europe. The solution to this problem must include the 3 following elements: Eat well, drink well, and move.   European leadership to counter the epidemic of obesity is lacking. The event discussed the actions the EU and its member states should take.
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Health 19-09-2013

Vassiliou: EU should promote physical activity and a week of sport

Androulla Vassiliou, commissioner for education, culture and sport, recently launched an initiative on physical activity and called for a 'European Week of Sport'. She said that participation in sports and physical activities was one of the most effective ways of staying physically and mentally fit, and referred to the ancient Greek saying ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’.
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Economy & Jobs 09-07-2013

Erasmus student programme sets record

The EU’s top education official, Androulla Vassiliou, has called for a revamped Erasmus student exchange programme to place more emphasis on youth employability in the coming years, as the European Commission reveals a record 253,000 students took part in the programme last year.