News archive

September

How do you imagine a new world? Vote for your favourite photo30.09.2009

How do you imagine a new world? Vote for your favourite photo

Launched in June, "Imagine a new world" addressed itself to professional and amateur photographers willing to share with a European public their vision of what the future will bring. The competition is one of the major...more >
The new European Union Prize for Literature puts twelve emerging European authors in the limelight29.09.2009

The new European Union Prize for Literature puts twelve emerging European authors in the limelight

In the Flagey Theatre in Brussels, 12 emerging European authors received the new European Union Prize for Literature during a ceremony attended by 800 people from the European cultural scene. President José Manuel Barroso and...more >
EU sees China and India leading R&D by 202528.09.2009

EU sees China and India leading R&D by 2025

Asian economies could overtake Europe and the United States to become world leaders in research, according to an EU taskforce charged with predicting emerging trends over the coming two decades (© text and photo: euractiv).more >
Imagine Changing Lives through Sports: Fifth “Special Olympics Football in the Park” Event25.09.2009

Imagine Changing Lives through Sports: Fifth “Special Olympics Football in the Park” Event

Members of the European Parliament and staff of the European Institutions, Special Olympics Belgium athletes and young talents from RSC Anderlecht will compete in a friendly football game on 6 October 2009 in Parc Léopold,...more >
How to put innovation at the heart of the EU's future reform strategy24.09.2009

How to put innovation at the heart of the EU's future reform strategy

Innovation was in the spotlight of the 5th Brussels Debate. The debate entitled "Innovation policy: Time to step in the gas" was organised by the European Commission together with the European Policy Centre (EPC), as part of the...more >
Nuit Blanche- Appel à candidatures24.09.2009

Nuit Blanche- Appel à candidatures

NUIT BLANCHE ouvre les portes de la Ville de Bruxelles aux noctambules curieux. Manifestation culturelle à la fois artistique et populaire, qui incite à (re)découvrir ou (re)conquérir l’environnement urbain d’un nouveau point de...more >
Brussels Debate - 21.09.2009

Brussels Debate - "Innovation policy: Time to step in the gas"

This 5th Brussels Debate will examine the central question of how to put innovation at the heart of the EU's future reform strategy and what policies and tools are needed to realise the EU's ambitious agenda for innovation.more >
Public consultation on Community innovation policy21.09.2009

Public consultation on Community innovation policy

This public consultation was launched on 18 September and it will last until 16 November 2009. It seeks to give to the European citizens the opportunity to voice their opinion on the Communication "Reviewing Community innovation...more >
EU to promote clean energy with 'smart cities'21.09.2009

EU to promote clean energy with 'smart cities'

The EU's bid for leadership in green technologies will focus on developing a network of "smart cities" to demonstrate renewable and other low-carbon energies in Europe (© text and photo: euractiv).more >
In dialogue with Ellara Wakely, Learning Manager, BBC Proms18.09.2009

In dialogue with Ellara Wakely, Learning Manager, BBC Proms

European Festivals Association (EFA): One of the most innovative projects of the BBC Proms is the Inspire Young Composers' Competition. What is the most inspiring element of this project?more >
ENCATC annual conference in October in Barcelona18.09.2009

ENCATC annual conference in October in Barcelona

From 21 to 24 October, educators, professionals and young researchers from the cultural management and cultural policy community across Europe and other world regions will gather in Barcelona at ENCATC's 17th annual conference.more >
Participate in the new survey on teaching practices in Europe16.09.2009

Participate in the new survey on teaching practices in Europe

A great number of activities have been taking place all year to discuss the role of creativity and innovation in the classroom and encourage teachers to explore new and different approaches to teaching and learning. more >
Creativity and Innovation Day16.09.2009

Creativity and Innovation Day

The announced meeting in honour of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, in whose program Venice Days is official participating, took place on September 11 at the Filmmakers Villa (© text and photo: Venice Days). more >
Photo exhibition - Smart: creativity and innovation in action15.09.2009

Photo exhibition - Smart: creativity and innovation in action

This photo exhibition, organised in the framework of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation, shows creative and innovative projects in the Netherlands, from inventions by the High TechCampus Eindhoven to space travel in...more >
EU to inject millions into developing innovative medicines15.09.2009

EU to inject millions into developing innovative medicines

Europe is pumping an extra €156.3 million into accelerating the discovery and development of novel drugs as part of a new wave of public-private investment in innovative medicines (© text: euractiv).more >
Cultural Policy Research Award winner announced at ENCATC international conference in Barcelona15.09.2009

Cultural Policy Research Award winner announced at ENCATC international conference in Barcelona

An international jury will announce the winner of the Cultural Policy Research Award 2009 (CPRA) on 22 October at the ENCATC International Conference in Barcelona.more >
“Together for a Cultural Europe”: Festivals commit to engage14.09.2009

“Together for a Cultural Europe”: Festivals commit to engage

During a meeting on 13 September 2009, the European Festivals Association (EFA) delivered a commitment declaration to Mr Ján Figel’, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. Festival director from all...more >
MEDEA- participate in the 2009 edition and acces the 2008 showcase14.09.2009

MEDEA- participate in the 2009 edition and acces the 2008 showcase

The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The Awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical...more >
Umeå set to become 2014 EU cultural capital14.09.2009

Umeå set to become 2014 EU cultural capital

Umeå was selected as Sweden's nomination for European Capital of Culture in 2014. The city of 75,000, located on Sweden's north-eastern coast, will share the 2014 title with an as-yet-undecided Latvian counterpart (© text:...more >
Journée Européenne des Langues 200911.09.2009

Journée Européenne des Langues 2009

La Commission européenne célèbre la Journée Européenne des Langues chaque année et cette année ne fera pas exception. Un large éventail d'événements sera organisé à travers l'Europe pour promouvoir la diversité culturelle et...more >
In September, your eye will be challenged: 09.09.2009

In September, your eye will be challenged: "Creative Realities"

"Creative Realities – In the Mind of the Beholder" is a photography exhibition and film by Zsuzsanna Ardó. The exhibition is hosted in the Madou tower of the European Commission in Brussels, from 1 to 15 September, as one of the...more >
Leonel Moura: Arts and sciences ties 'breed innovation'07.09.2009

Leonel Moura: Arts and sciences ties 'breed innovation'

Fusing knowledge from art and science can push the boundaries of innovation, according to Leonel Moura, a European creativity ambassador and a conceptual artist who has invented robots which can create their own paintings (©...more >
Richard Florida: Talent, technology and tolerance key to attracting creative workers04.09.2009

Richard Florida: Talent, technology and tolerance key to attracting creative workers

A leading thinker on creativity believes attracting talented people is the driving force behind successful cities. In an interview with EurActiv, Richard Florida, author of 'The Rise of the Creative Class', said European...more >
Wide success for the 04.09.2009

Wide success for the "Imagine a new world" photo competition

Launched in June, "Imagine a new world" addressed itself to professional and amateur photographers willing to share with a European public their vision of what the future will bring. The competition is one of the major...more >
European innovation policy – successes but also new challenges02.09.2009

European innovation policy – successes but also new challenges

The re-launched Lisbon Partnership for growth and jobs has put innovation and entrepreneurship at the centre and called for decisive and more coherent action by the Community and the Member States in view of mastering the shift...more >
Three questions to the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research01.09.2009

Three questions to the Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research

More than 300 politicians, researchers and other actors in higher education and research gathered yesterday in Göteborg for a conference entitled ‘The Knowledge Triangle Shaping the Future of Europe’. We asked three questions to ...more >
European eGovernment Awards 2009 finalists announced01.09.2009

European eGovernment Awards 2009 finalists announced

On 24 August 2009, the European Commission announced the names of the 52 finalists that are going to compete for the European eGovernment Awards 2009. The Awards ceremony will take place on 19 November 2009 in Malmö, Sweden.more >