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May

EU proposes legal steps towards common patent29.05.2009

EU proposes legal steps towards common patent

European research ministers took a significant step towards introducing a Community patent when they met in Brussels the last 28 of May to discuss ways of improving competitiveness (© text: euractiv.com).more >
An agenda for change in Education and Lifelong learning beyond 2010 proposed in Brussels29.05.2009

An agenda for change in Education and Lifelong learning beyond 2010 proposed in Brussels

The Learnovation Open Forum entitled "Removing the barriers to creativity and innovation? Listening to stakeholders’ voice”, was held on 27 May 2009 in Brussels, gathering the main European networks in the field of innovation and...more >
Can you measure creativity?28.05.2009

Can you measure creativity?

Can you compare creativity across countries and regions or across different fields of human activity? If yes, in what way? An international conference organised by the European Commission and its Centre for Research on Lifelong...more >
Doodles:sustainable ephemera?28.05.2009

Doodles:sustainable ephemera?

Ludo de Prins invites us to discover son surrealist universe, populated by imaginary creatures with enormous and widely open eyes that invite us to an original form of introspection. His compositions show moods, characters and...more >
Donner l’envie de créer et d’innover au Luxembourg28.05.2009

Donner l’envie de créer et d’innover au Luxembourg

Une semaine riche en activités pour donner l’envie d’innover et créer, tel était l’objectif de la « Semaine de la Créativité et de l’Innovation ». Pari réussi puisque près de 15.000 visiteurs se sont aventurés dans le Hall 1 de...more >
Celebrating Creativity and Innovation in Tanzania26.05.2009

Celebrating Creativity and Innovation in Tanzania

EC Delegation in Tanzania in collaboration with EU Member states launched a series of events to celebrate this special year under the slogan "Imagine. Create. Innovate." more >
Europe’s cultural hotspots awarded – awakening the European cultural scene20.05.2009

Europe’s cultural hotspots awarded – awakening the European cultural scene

The 7th Annual European Heritage Awards Ceremony will take place in the TeatroAntico of Taormina, Sicily on the 5 June 2009. This unique awards programme aims to highlight some ofEurope’s cultural and architectural treasures...more >
European Opera Days- a celebration of creativity across Europe20.05.2009

European Opera Days- a celebration of creativity across Europe

Each year European opera houses welcome their audiences to enjoy opera across the continent during the European Opera Days. The third edition took place on the weekend of 9 May 2009, Europe Day, and celebrated the European Year...more >
EU unveils €246m 'innovative medicines' scheme20.05.2009

EU unveils €246m 'innovative medicines' scheme

The pharmaceutical industry and the European Commission have forged a multimillion-euro collaboration aimed at developing new medicines and bringing them to market more quickly (© text: euractiv.com).more >
YOUR WORLD, YOUR BUSINESS19.05.2009

YOUR WORLD, YOUR BUSINESS

The European Commission, in partnership with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe, launched YOUR WORLD, YOUR BUSINESS, a major new European initiative to bring sustainability and social responsibility to the heart of...more >
Young entrepreneurs from 26 countries experience brisk trade in the arctic circle19.05.2009

Young entrepreneurs from 26 countries experience brisk trade in the arctic circle

For student companies, displaying their products at the JA-YE Europe Trade Fair is one of the most exciting and gratifying experiences of the programme. It is also the peak of their selling season. The event is an opportunity for...more >
Italian / Norwegian joint venture scoops accenture european award19.05.2009

Italian / Norwegian joint venture scoops accenture european award

Brussels – A team of students from schools in Norway and Italy were presented with the Accenture “Enterprise without Borders” Award at the JA-YE Europe Trade Fair. The team won the award for their project ”Engraving Your Life,”...more >
Cannes opens as Euro film production hits new highs18.05.2009

Cannes opens as Euro film production hits new highs

A total of 17 films, which received over €3 million of co-financing from the EU's Media Mundus programme, will be shown at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, the most prestigious event in the European film calendar (13-24 May)....more >
Third Brussels debate: public sector needs radical reform15.05.2009

Third Brussels debate: public sector needs radical reform

The public sector was at the heart of the third Brussels Debate organised as part of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation (EYCI) that took place yesterday in Brussels. The debate was organised by the European Commission...more >
Promoting entrepreneurs means creating jobs15.05.2009

Promoting entrepreneurs means creating jobs

More than 350 national, regional and local authorities – including towns, cities and regions as well as public-private partnerships – competed in the 2008/2009 European Enterprise Awards.more >
Writing is a wonderful journey! says Marc Levy15.05.2009

Writing is a wonderful journey! says Marc Levy

Marc Levy, the French novelist, explained why ‘writing is a wonderful journey’ to twelve schools in ten countries while hosting an online debate from New York on 30 April 2009. The participants discussed fiction writing,...more >
Turkish Students in Space Challenge!14.05.2009

Turkish Students in Space Challenge!

The Turkish Education Association (TED) Ankara College celebrated this year’s Europe Day by introducing to its students an interactive educational game developed by the European Space Agency. The activity is supported by the...more >
A unique platform for learning, inspiration and networking14.05.2009

A unique platform for learning, inspiration and networking

From 26 April to 3 May 2009, the second edition of the European Atelier for Young Festival Managers took place in Varna/Bulgaria. The Atelier is an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), the umbrella organisation...more >
European Inventors of the year: Gifted guardians of life and the environment13.05.2009

European Inventors of the year: Gifted guardians of life and the environment

Two major concerns of citizens – health and environment - were the big winners when the European Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) presented the 2009 European Inventor of the Year awards in Prague. more >
Brussels Debate: Innovation and creativity to improve public sectors12.05.2009

Brussels Debate: Innovation and creativity to improve public sectors

The role of innovation and creativity in the public sector will be discussed on Wednesday, 13 May, in the third Brussels Debate organised in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009. The debate...more >
European Week 2009 in Madrid12.05.2009

European Week 2009 in Madrid

The European Week, organized for the second consecutive year with the collaboration of the Embassies of the Member states, the Representation of the European Commission and the Office of the European Parliament in Spain, tries to...more >
Portes ouvertes... à la peinture11.05.2009

Portes ouvertes... à la peinture

2009 est l'Année européenne de la créativité et de l'innovation. Le 9 mai, jour anniversaire de la Déclaration Schuman de 1950, des milliers de visiteurs ont pu exprimer leur créativité sur la toile installée au Berlaymont, à...more >
Business teaching 'starts at school', says award winner11.05.2009

Business teaching 'starts at school', says award winner

The 2009 winner of the prestigious Ja-Ye 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' award, Sweden's Oscar Lundin, believes successful business ideas can contribute to a better society. The EU should do more to encourage the teaching of...more >
European Awards for Lifelong Learning 2009 go to innovative and creative education projects11.05.2009

European Awards for Lifelong Learning 2009 go to innovative and creative education projects

18 projects and student mobility activities funded by the EU's education and training programmes today received the 2009 European Awards for Lifelong Learning. The awards recognise the important role of these innovative and...more >
Join us to celebrate Europe on Saturday 9 May08.05.2009

Join us to celebrate Europe on Saturday 9 May

This year, the European institutions in Brussels will open their doors to the public for the Festival of Europe on Saturday, May 9, the anniversary of the 1950 Schuman Plan. Come and meet Europe- creatively!more >
JA-YE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 200908.05.2009

JA-YE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009

At a gala awards presentation, Benjamin Kainz & Oscar Lundin, Founders of “Ung Omsorg” were awarded the JA-YE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009. (© text: YA-YE Europe)more >
Young entrepreneurs develop business skills through a mixture of academic and experiential learning08.05.2009

Young entrepreneurs develop business skills through a mixture of academic and experiential learning

Lithuanian students scoop European entrepreneurship award. (© text: YA-YE Europe)more >
SME week to boost entrepreneurship07.05.2009

SME week to boost entrepreneurship

Promoting entrepreneurship and raising awareness about business support are the main messages of the first European SME Week launched in Brussels yesterday. More than 1000 events will take place in 35 countries from 6 to 14 May....more >
Launch of the Edward de Bono European Programme for Creativity and Innovation07.05.2009

Launch of the Edward de Bono European Programme for Creativity and Innovation

To support European commitment to creativity and innovation primarily amongst young people by fomenting an entrepreneurial spirit. It also empowers European Public Administration/ organisations to achieve creative operacy.more >
European Opera Forum on creativity and innovation07.05.2009

European Opera Forum on creativity and innovation

From 17 to 19 April, close to 500 people took part in the European Opera Forum – Creativity and Innovation held at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.more >
Journalism professor: ‘Newsrooms must adapt to cover innovation’05.05.2009

Journalism professor: ‘Newsrooms must adapt to cover innovation’

Traditional media organisations are not well positioned to cover innovation, according to David Nordfors, director of the VINNOVA Research Center of Innovation Journalism at Stanford University. In an interview with EurActiv,...more >
The winners of the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture are announced05.05.2009

The winners of the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture are announced

The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced today that Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Tarald Lundevall, Craig Dykers, Snøhetta is the winner of the European...more >
EU budget 2010 counts on innovation for recovery04.05.2009

EU budget 2010 counts on innovation for recovery

The European Commission proposed on 29 April a bigger budget for 2010 to lift the bloc's economy out of recession. The Commission's draft budget, presented yesterday in Brussels, set spending at 122.3 billion euros (1.4...more >