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March

Beyond chalk and talk: Heated debate on the future of education in Europe31.03.2009

Beyond chalk and talk: Heated debate on the future of education in Europe

The future of education in Europe was in the spotlight yesterday in the second Brussels Debate organised in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The debate entitled “Beyond chalk and talk:...more >
Stretch the borders of the 31.03.2009

Stretch the borders of the "creative class"

This was the call to action by Richard Florida during the Forum for a Creative Europe held in Prague on 26-27 March by the Czech Presidency of the EU, with the support of the European Commission. more >
Culture and creativity as the vectors of development31.03.2009

Culture and creativity as the vectors of development

On 2nd and 3rd April 2009 a range of events organised by the European Commission will be taking place in Brussels on the theme: "Culture and creativity as the vectors of development". more >
Business leaders want 'European Skills Pact'30.03.2009

Business leaders want 'European Skills Pact'

A key report launched on 26 March at the European Business Summit urges governments to pay to train workers who would otherwise be laid off, in an effort to address the yawning skills gap that is opening up across Europe (© text:...more >
Launch of the FestLab in Prague27.03.2009

Launch of the FestLab in Prague

The European Festivals Association (EFA) launches today its FestLab for Creativity and Innovation, an initiative at the occasion of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. European Commissioner for Education, Training,...more >
Creativity and innovation ambassadors drawing up 'manifesto'26.03.2009

Creativity and innovation ambassadors drawing up 'manifesto'

A group of designers, artists, researchers and inventors are working on a manifesto for creativity and innovation which will be published later this year. An early draft of the plan, which is part of the European Year of...more >
What’s the big idea? The European Year opening in Malta24.03.2009

What’s the big idea? The European Year opening in Malta

The National Coordination Team, in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, opened the European Year of Creativity and Innovation with a creative and innovative experience in La Valetta.more >
EUROCREATOR Road Show launches a Pan-European platform23.03.2009

EUROCREATOR Road Show launches a Pan-European platform

On 12 March, the EuroCreator platform was launched in Dublin in front of a large group that included high profile educators from across Europe and students themselves from Dublin’s own Community Digital Media Centre.more >
Health, renewable energies and climate change top priorities for Prime Minister Zapatero20.03.2009

Health, renewable energies and climate change top priorities for Prime Minister Zapatero

In the presence of José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime-Minister and Cristina Garmendía, Minister of Science and Innovation, Spain celebrated on 16 March the main event of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation...more >
Cultural education debated by European experts in Brussels19.03.2009

Cultural education debated by European experts in Brussels

On March 12th and 13th, around 140 civil servants and stakeholders from 24 European countries gathered in Brussels for an international conference on cultural education, innovation, creativity and youth. more >
Chatting online about creativity in schools: Commissioner Figel’ opens Spring Day for Europe18.03.2009

Chatting online about creativity in schools: Commissioner Figel’ opens Spring Day for Europe

Commissioner Figel’, responsible for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, hosted the first online debate on the Spring Day website on 12 March 2009. Organised by European Schoolnet, the debate was the fifth event of this kind...more >
President Barroso welcomes the Navarra Declaration on Talent16.03.2009

President Barroso welcomes the Navarra Declaration on Talent

"Europe needs a technology-based economy without overlooking the social perspective, fostering education and training" said the President of the European Commissionmore >
The World Wide Web is 20 years old today!13.03.2009

The World Wide Web is 20 years old today!

Exactly twenty years ago, something happened at CERN that would change the world forever: Tim Berners-Lee handed a document to his supervisor Mike Sendall entitled "Information Management : a Proposal". "Vague, but exciting" is...more >
Manchester: Imagining, Creating, Innovating – Conference in Brussels13.03.2009

Manchester: Imagining, Creating, Innovating – Conference in Brussels

The Manchester City Region is home to some of Europe’s leading cultural attractions, from Manchester United to the Hallé Orchestra. more >
Czechs vow to revive Community patent talks12.03.2009

Czechs vow to revive Community patent talks

Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexandr Vondra, responsible for EU affairs, has pledged to work towards devising an EU-wide Community patent. Describing the existing system as "fragmented and inefficient," he said Europe's...more >
Madrid hosts 11.03.2009

Madrid hosts "INNOVAE: Innovation as a solution"

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation celebrates the European Year 2009 on 16 March. The event will take place in the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid and consists of a series of debates on projects and ideas to...more >
EU regions to get €105 billion for green projects11.03.2009

EU regions to get €105 billion for green projects

The European Commission announced on 9 March that it will back job creation by investing an unprecedented €105 billion in green projects under the EU's cohesion policy (Source text and photo: Euractiv)more >
«My Idea for the Europe of Tomorrow»: Creativity tested in Croatian schools09.03.2009

«My Idea for the Europe of Tomorrow»: Creativity tested in Croatian schools

To celebrate The European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009, the Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Croatia is inviting applications from Elementary and High School students for a competition entitled...more >
Prague hosts the Forum for Creative Europe at the end of March06.03.2009

Prague hosts the Forum for Creative Europe at the end of March

The conference aims at recognising the unique contribution of art and culture to the development and utilisation of Europe's creative potential and at reinforcing the perception of art and culture as the primary source of...more >
Microsoft’s 5th annual Growth and Innovation Day 200905.03.2009

Microsoft’s 5th annual Growth and Innovation Day 2009

ICT enabling today's and tomorrow's economy in Europe.more >
Creativity and innovation: how can EU-funded projects make a difference?04.03.2009

Creativity and innovation: how can EU-funded projects make a difference?

Participants at a conference on creativity and innovation in EU-funded projects discussed ways of ensuring the best possible results and long-term impact. The conference is one of the flagship events for the European Year of...more >
Making the best of European funding - EU supports hundreds of innovative and creative projects02.03.2009

Making the best of European funding - EU supports hundreds of innovative and creative projects

At a conference on 2-3 March the European Commission and partners in EU-funded projects demonstrate how the EU supports creativity and innovation by financing cross-border projects. more >
Express your creativity: Photo competition 02.03.2009

Express your creativity: Photo competition "Europe in my everyday life"

For the second year in a row, the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions is organising a photo competition for young Europeans, aged 18-30. This year the competition intends to raise awereness among young people on the...more >