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December

Create. Innovate. Grow. The European Year of Creativity and Innovation closes in Stockholm21.12.2009

Create. Innovate. Grow. The European Year of Creativity and Innovation closes in Stockholm

A snowstorm raged as the second day of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation closing conference ‘Create. Innovate. Grow.’ came to an end. At a concluding panel discussion, the participants agreed that increased...more >
Teachers in Europe believe that creativity is fundamentally important at school and that ICT can help enhance it21.12.2009

Teachers in Europe believe that creativity is fundamentally important at school and that ICT can help enhance it

The European Commission has presented the results of the first-ever survey on creativity and innovation in schools. The results show that 94% of European teachers believe creativity is a fundamental competence to be developed at...more >
Solidarity Painting Auction: all paintings sold21.12.2009

Solidarity Painting Auction: all paintings sold

The auction of "public creativity" paintings organized on the 16th of December 2009 in the Commission premises in Brussels enabled to collect an astounding 1,110 €. This money will go to a water sanitation project in The Temeye...more >
ENCATC presents first findings of study on artistic mobility at policy debate in Brussels18.12.2009

ENCATC presents first findings of study on artistic mobility at policy debate in Brussels

Cross-border mobility experiences are life-long learning experiences for artists and should thus be promoted. This is the key finding of a European comparative study on the reality of cross-border mobility of artists and its...more >
The treasure seekers17.12.2009

The treasure seekers

A new partnership between Eureka and the EU has been set up to support research-intensive SMEs, in order to help drive forward economic growth. The programme should unearth whole pearls of European ingenuity (© text: research.eu...more >
Closing Conference of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation16.12.2009

Closing Conference of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation

The European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 is coming to an end with a closing conference organised today in Stockholm by the European Commission and the Swedish Presidency. Launched in December 2008 under the slogan...more >
Did you say Lisbon?16.12.2009

Did you say Lisbon?

Has the Lisbon strategy failed? On one of its main aims, to invest 3% of the gross domestic product in research, there has been little progress. But focusing on this criterion is to risk forgetting that deeper and less...more >
Les étoiles de la créativité et de l'innovation15.12.2009

Les étoiles de la créativité et de l'innovation

Intervention de Laurence de Richemont, Chef de la Représentation de la Commission européenne en France, à la manifestation de clôture de l'Année européenne 2009 de la créativité et de l'innovation - qui a eu lieu mercredi 9...more >
Czech city to join Mons as 2015 culture capital11.12.2009

Czech city to join Mons as 2015 culture capital

Plzeň and Ostrava have been selected as the Czech Republic's nominations for European Capital of Culture in 2015, with the final decision set to be taken next year (© text: euractiv).more >
EU launches Master’s in Translation network11.12.2009

EU launches Master’s in Translation network

The EU this week launched a European Master's in Translation (EMT) network to provide high-quality education for translation students in view of nurturing a competent workforce for its institutions (© text: euractiv).more >
Creative Clash - European seminars on transforming organisations with the arts10.12.2009

Creative Clash - European seminars on transforming organisations with the arts

TILLT, DISONANCIAS and the WZB (Social Science Research Center in Berlin) have developed in 2009, with the support of the European Union, a package of studies to measure the impact of artistic interventions in the business field...more >
Experts urge radical shake-up of EU innovation policy09.12.2009

Experts urge radical shake-up of EU innovation policy

Five panels of experts have issued a joint policy paper demanding major changes to Europe's innovation policy just weeks before the EU's first commissioner for research and innovation is due to take office (© text and photo:...more >
Web under threat from 'snooping' authorities07.12.2009

Web under threat from 'snooping' authorities

Governments and companies pushing for greater monitoring of Internet activity pose a major threat to freedom and democracy, according to Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web (© text and photo: euractiv).more >
Young Bristol talent featured in Electric December04.12.2009

Young Bristol talent featured in Electric December

Electric December, Watershed’s original end of year online showcase of creative talent, is back, led this year by an international team of young people from Europe, including Bristolians involved in eShed (a Watershed project for...more >
SMEs look to environmental sector for green shoots03.12.2009

SMEs look to environmental sector for green shoots

The promise of green jobs arising from eco-innovation and upgrading Europe's building stock offers small firms some hope for economic recovery (© text: euractiv).more >
2010 European Border Breakers Award winners announced02.12.2009

2010 European Border Breakers Award winners announced

The European Border Breakers Awards (EBBAs) are awarded by the European Commission to 10 debuting European pop musicians for their cross-border achievements. The artists are rewarded for their success in selling albums and...more >
Barroso names Europe's first innovation commissioner02.12.2009

Barroso names Europe's first innovation commissioner

Ireland's Máire Geoghegan Quinn has been handed the newly-created innovation portfolio at the EU executive. The job is an expanded version of the old science & research post, and comes just months before the first European...more >
Children and young people’s creativity vital for Europe's future culture of innovation01.12.2009

Children and young people’s creativity vital for Europe's future culture of innovation

The second day of the Education, Youth and Culture Council meeting addressed culture and youth issues. The ministers debated the digitisation of cultural content in Europe, in particular books. They also adopted conclusions on...more >