EU News for Engineers
Startup culture among tertiary students
The EU has, for the first time, launched an initiative to provide funding directly to startups and SMEs, called the Horizon 2020 dedicated SME instrument.
Can the Commission provide information on the initiatives being taken by the EU to encourage the development of a startup culture, particularly among tertiary students?
Answer given by Ms Bieńkowska on behalf of the Commission
EACEA - Adult Education and Training in Europe
Please click here to access the report on Adult Education and Training in Europe.
Press conference: 8th round TTIP negotiations
On February 6, following the 8th round of TTIP negotiations, Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Chief EU Negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and US Trade's Dan Mullaney joined press representatives to give an overview of how talks were progressing. A summary of the conference can be found below:
EUA - Council Meeting
EUA Council statement on TTIP and TISA
During its Council meeting of 30th January in Brussels, EUA unanimously adopted a statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
The statement warns that TTIP and TiSA cast into doubt the ability of national and regional authorities to determine the nature of their Higher Education provisions and calls on the EU to make no commitments in the fields of higher and adult education.
EUROPARL - Follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process
Please click here to access the draft report by Krystyna Łybacka on the Follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process.
Presentation by LSE Enterprise in support of negotiations of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement between the EU and Japan
Please see here for the Presentation by LSE Enterprise at the CSD meeting on the SIA in support of negotiations of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement between the EU and Japan, Draft Inception Report.
Vocational education and training in Europe: old roots for new routes
The challenges of the 21st century require new approaches to learning for work. Vocational education and training (VET) in Europe is evolving, but we need a clearer vision of what modern VET systems should look like. This was the central message of Cedefop Director James Calleja’s presentation to the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) Committee, in Brussels on 29 January.
EPR - Answer to written question on Scientific research
Question for written answer E-009943/14 to the Commission Therese Comodini Cachia (PPE)
Subject: Scientific research
In the light of the fact that the EU has set up a challenging target for the number of additional researchers required by the EU by 2020, and that the number of students undertaking some form of post-secondary scientific studies is relatively low in some Member States, can the Commission say whether it will launch any further campaign, action or event in 2015 to encourage students to further their scientific studies?
DG GROW - Entrepreneurship Education: A road to success
A compilation of evidence on the impact of entrepreneurship education strategies and measures
Entrepreneurship education is given a significant role in supporting the main goals of the Europe 2020 strategy. Therefore, it is important to gather knowledge and evidence from across Europe and elsewhere that shows whether and how impact is achieved.
VERA final conference offers forward visions on future ERA
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