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Home - e-Skills Week - European Commission

Home - e-Skills Week - European Commission | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

European e-Skills Week 2012 highlights the continuing demand for skilled ICT users and professionals to drive a competitive and innovative Europe. This exciting campaign seeks to inform students, young professionals and SMEs about the range of opportunities that ICT-related jobs present.


Building on the success of the e-Skills Week 2010, this year’s campaign will deliver an array of training events, conferences, competitions and activities across more than 30 European countries, culminating in a dedicated European e-Skills Week from 26 – 30 March 2012.

 

The initiative is led by the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry and is coordinated by DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet, in conjunction with twenty-four national partners and stakeholders.

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Moving within Europe - How does moving affect my right to unemployment benefits?

This animation explains what will happen to your right to unemployment benefits if you live and work in more than one country of the European Union or in Ice...
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Social Business - European Commission

Social Business - European Commission | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

Social enterprises seek to serve the community’s interest (social, societal, environ­mental objectives) rather than profit maximisation. They often have an inno­vative nature, through the goods or services they offer, and through the organi­sation or pro­duc­tion methods they resort to. They often employ society’s most fragile members (socially excluded persons). They thus contribute to social cohesion, employment and the reduction of inequalities.


The Commission wants to contribute to the creation of a favourable environment for the development of social business in Europe, and of the social economy at large.

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Regions for Economic Change Initiative - Regiostars Awards

The Award Categories for 2013 are:

 

SMART GROWTH: Connecting universities to regional growth
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Supporting resource efficiency in SMEs
INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Social innovation: creative responses to societal challenges
CITYSTAR: Integrated approaches to sustainable urban development
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION: Promoting EU Regional policy with short videos

 

Applications should be sent by 20 April 2012. The selected finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their projects before an independent jury during the tenth annual European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2012. The Award ceremony itself will take place in Brussels in early 2013.

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Consultation on the future of European Company Law

European company law is a cornerstone of the internal market. EU company law has evolved significantly over the last 40 years. The scope of EU harmonisation covers: the protection of interest of shareholders and others, the constitution and maintenance of public limited-liability companies' capital, takeover bids, branches disclosure, mergers and divisions, minimum rules for single-member private limited-liability companies, shareholders' rights and related areas such as financial reporting and accounting.

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112 - the single European emergency number

With Europeans as likely to spend a vacation in Paris or Budapest as at the seaside in their own country, they need a single emergency number: one that is ea...
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Commission wants your views on how we can produce and consume more sustainably

Commission wants your views on how we can produce and consume more sustainably | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press release Commission wants your views on how we can produce and consume more sustainably Brussels, 1st February 2012 – By 2050 the global population is set to reach 9 billion people and worldwide demand for food, feed and...
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Homepage - European Citizens' Initiative

Homepage - European Citizens' Initiative | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

This website provides information on all citizens' initiatives, it explains the rules, and enables you to launch your initiative.

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Stronger EU data protection rules - January 2012

Stronger EU data protection rules - January 2012 | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it
EU proposals on a single set of data protection rules giving people more control over how companies use their personal data...
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Help and advice on your life, work and travel in the EU - Your Europe

Help and advice on your life, work and travel in the EU - Your Europe | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

European Commission - Practical help and advice on EU citizen rights for your life, work and travel in another European Union country 

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EU moves to integrate online, mobile, card payments | EurActiv

EU moves to integrate online, mobile, card payments | EurActiv | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

The European Commission has moved to further integrate the 27-nation market for card, internet and mobile payments and stave off a lack of competition in that business.

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Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive will make it easier for professionals to find skilled jobs across Europe Brussels

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European Council adopts new roaming rules

European Council adopts new roaming rules | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it
Europe: A new regulation cutting mobile phone costs across the EU has been approved by the European Council.
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EUROPA - Consumers Affairs - Redress - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

EUROPA - Consumers Affairs - Redress - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for consumers is faster, cheaper and easier to use than court proceedings. It is estimated that universal access to quality ADR across the EU will save consumers around €22.5 billion/year. It will also help businesses manage their customer relations and boost their corporate image. The Commission wants the new package of laws to help increase consumers’ confidence in the EU-wide single market, which means for them wider choice and better prices, thus contributing to the growth of EU economy.

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Making the Single Market work better: boosting Europe's potential for growth

Making the Single Market work better: boosting Europe's potential for growth | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

The Single Market celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. In the past 20 years, the Single Market has helped create millions of jobs and make Europe increasingly competitive. But the job is not finished. The Single Market needs to be constantly monitored and updated to make it work. Despite all the progress made, there are still many barriers to a fully functioning Single Market.

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Digital Agenda: EU funded project helps citizens compare and reduce their energy consumption via TV, PC and social networks applications

Digital Agenda: EU funded project helps citizens compare and reduce their energy consumption via TV, PC and social networks applications | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

Citizens and business often waste energy because they do not realise which appliances and lighting use the most energy. An EU-funded project tested in the United Kingdom and Bulgaria is helping to change that – showing consumers reduced energy usage by an average of 8% when provided with an "information dashboard" about their energy use.

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EUROPA - Press Releases - Promoting projects that benefit society at large: the European Foundation Statute

EUROPA - Press Releases - Promoting projects that benefit society at large: the European Foundation Statute | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

The Commission has presented today a proposal for a European Foundation Statute to make it easier for foundations to support public benefit causes across the EU.

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EUROPA - Press Releases - Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years

EUROPA - Press Releases - Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

Erasmus, the world's most successful student exchange programme, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

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« 50.000 Tourists » Initiative - Tourism - Enterprise and Industry

« 50.000 Tourists » Initiative - Tourism - Enterprise and Industry | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

The European Commission is working in collaboration with European governments, the tourism industry and airlines to develop tourist flow between South America and the European Union by making use of available spare airline and accommodation capacity during the low seasons.

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Practical guide to doing business in Europe. - Your Europe

Practical guide to doing business in Europe. - Your Europe | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

European Commission - This page provides practical information for European Union enterprises and entrepreneurs looking for business in another European Union country.

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European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations

European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it

2012 is the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. A chance for all of us to reflect on how Europeans are living longer and staying healthier than ever before — and to realise the opportunities that represents.

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Awards competition - EU Sustainable Energy Week

Awards competition - EU Sustainable Energy Week | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it
An Energy Day is any event that promotes energy efficiency or renewable energy. The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2012 takes place from 18 to 22 June 2012 - be part of it!
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EUROPA - Kids' Corner

EUROPA - Kids' Corner | Grassroots EU | Scoop.it
Access to all the games on the Europa website. Developed for children aged 6-14, the games are a fun way to learn about EU countries, the euro and more.
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