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Economy & Jobs 06-06-2018

Erasmus days bring together young people from Strasbourg to Kampala

The Erasmus Days in October are an opportunity for the European Parliament to encourage young people to vote in the upcoming European elections next May. As many as 72% of those under 25 did not vote in the previous elections in 2014. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 29-09-2017

Commission official: “There could be an interest in exchanges for SMEs employees”

Christian Wigand, European Commission spokesperson for employment, speaks about the benefits and challenges of MobiliseSME, an exchange programme for SME employees. He believes the programme could provide added value for some companies but the challenge will be to demonstrate the benefits for the host company of the workers.
Competition 19-12-2016

Festive EU gives approval to member state projects

The European Commission was in a giving mood just in time for Christmas today (19 December) as it greenlit a number of member state projects.

Trade & Society 21-04-2016

Europe needs a mobility agreement for professionals with the US

Last week, the European Commission made a worrying statement about visa reciprocity with the US. Rather than creating more obstacles for transatlantic mobility, the EU should endeavour to make it easier to work and travel across the pond, writes Martin Jefflén.

Erasmus+ struggling to attract apprentices

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
Transport 13-10-2015

Direct subsidies can spur green transport innovation, regions told

Handing subsidies, including EU funding, directly to local governments - rather than to industry - can spur green innovation in public transport, regional leaders were told today (13 October).
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Energy 12-11-2014

EUROBAT: Batteries and their contribution to a sustainable society

EUROBAT, the European Association for Automotive and Industrial Batteries, announced the results of studies on trends in automotive batteries. These underline the particular need for the long term co-existence between all battery technologies for meeting future mobility demands. A new report also revealed that closed loop collection and recycling for automotive lead-based batteries is a reality. Batteries for energy storage applications are also readily available and facilitating the integration of renewable energy in the electricity grid.
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Digital 30-06-2014

What is MyNeighborhood?

Research shows that cities across the world have lost the sense of neighbourhood and community living that used to make people feel more connected to each other and urban environments happier places to live.

Simplified rules needed on European regulation on international successions

One succession in ten opened in the European Union has an international element that often triggers a 'conflict of law'. Adapting the European succession law systems needs further steps and more rapid implementation, writes François Tremosa.
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Transport 13-05-2013

Smart Move Campaign Presentation

Governments all over the world are looking for sustainable ways to improve safety on their roads and environmental preservation while meeting all their citizens’ mobility needs with the least amount of time and money.   Buses and coaches are instrumental in effectively achieving these sustainable mobility objectives. Best practices and proven solutions, which are easy to implement, are at our fingertips.  
Digital 21-02-2013

Europe strives to hold back ‘digital brain drain’

SPECIAL REPORT / With more than half of Spain's and Greece’s young people jobless, those with in-demand digital skills are increasingly seeking work in stabler Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
Languages & Culture 04-07-2011

The case for ‘Euro-Mediterranean’ Erasmus/Leonardo programmes

The EU's mobility programmes for students (Erasmus) and young professionals (Leonardo) should be extended to the countries of the Southern Mediterranean in the wake of the Arab Spring, write the MEPs behind a European Parliament written declaration on the matter in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV. 
Brexit 11-04-2011

Single market re-launch to see ‘Polish plumber’ comeback?

Traders such as tour guides and plumbers should be able to ply their wares across member states by flashing professional ID cards under proposals designed to re-launch the Single Market Act this week.
Transport 03-03-2011

MEP calls for creation of EU road safety coordinator

German MEP Dieter-Lebrecht Koch said member states should better coordinate road safety policies and suggested to appoint a European coordinator.

Špidla: ‘Social innovation’ needed to restart economy

Squeezed by the economic crisis, Europe's labour markets can find new dynamism through social innovation, said Vladimir Špidla, EU commissioner for employment, social affairs and equal opportunities, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Health 06-07-2009

Doctors in favour of greater mobility

Post-graduate medical qualifications should be recognised across the European Union in order to remove barriers to the mobility of doctors, Lisette Tiddens, secretary-general of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), told EURACTIV in an interview.
Health 06-07-2009

Doctors favour greater EU mobility

Post-graduate medical qualifications should be recognised across the European Union in order to remove barriers to the mobility of doctors, Lisette Tiddens, secretary-general of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), told EURACTIV in an interview.

Europe-wide pension for researchers mooted

A pan-European pension fund for researchers and a system of "portable grants" are among a raft of new measures contained in a European Parliament report aimed at boosting scientists' career mobility.
Transport 22-01-2009

Urban mobility: Parliament takes ‘unusual’ initiative

While the European Commission continues to squabble over its draft urban mobility proposal, the European Parliament yesterday (21 January) presented a draft action plan on the issue, setting out measures to make public transport more attractive.
Euro & Finance 06-10-2008

Mobility of bank customers in the EU: Much ado about little

The EU should concentrate on stimulating the mobility of accounts across borders instead of over-regulating national retail banking markets, argues Stefan Schäfer in a Deutsche Bank Research paper.

European Job Days seek to boost mobility

With only five million Europeans currently living and working in another EU country, European Job Days, the Brussels edition of which will take place on Saturday (27 September), aim to raise awareness of the benefits of mobility for jobseekers.

Reflecting on the French EU Presidency’s Pact on Immigration and Asylum

The French EU Presidency's flagship project for a European Pact on Immigration and Asylum is "far from being an initiative endowed with a truly European nature," argue Sergio Carrera and Elspeth Guild in a September policy paper for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Single access point to research careers in Europe launched

The Commission has launched a new web portal regrouping existing information and services aimed at boosting mobility of European researchers and improving their career opportunities.
Languages & Culture 23-05-2008

Ministers pledge to boost artists’ mobility

Promoting the mobility of artists and other cultural workers within Europe featured prominently among policy priorities for the next two years adopted by EU culture ministers on 21 May.