Press Release: Call launch: supporting the food safety systems of the future

The European Commission has launched a call today to develop a research and innovation platform on food safety. It will make it easier for national food safety authorities, EU agencies, policy-makers, the scientific community and civil society to coordinate research efforts. The deadline for applications is 22 January 2020.

Opening remarks by Commissioner Navracsics at INNOVEIT 2019

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UPDATED – Tripartite Social Summit (16 October 2019)

Update: the background brief has been made available.

The main theme of the autumn social summit is “Progressing on the social and economic dimensions for a competitive, fair and sustainable Europe”.

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (16 October 2019)

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Agenda: Research Working Party (17 October 2019)

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Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament for the interim evaluation of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized enterprises

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Press Release: Li Andersson: Spotlight on vocational education and training during European Vocational Skills Week

The main event of the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 will be held in Finland, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event week provides a splendid opportunity to bring positive visibility for vocational education and training and to have discussions between experts on further development in the field.

Press Release: Democracy: EU adopts conclusions

The Council today adopted conclusions on democracy.

The conclusions underline that in today’s world, democracy is being challenged and called into question. While democracy remains strong in many countries, in others there is a growing trend towards authoritarianism. The Council notes that the challenges to democracy are multi-fold and need to be countered urgently and comprehensively.

Report: Makerspaces for Education and Training: Exploring future implications for Europe

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Press Release: More than 8000 responses on how to shape Horizon Europe

A strong focus on sustainable solutions and simpler rules: these were the two recurrent themes shared by more than 8000 respondents who collectively completed two surveys on Horizon Europe. These surveys followed an innovative co-design approach.

Call for proposals to set up a “European Digital Academy”

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Matching skills and labour market needs in the changing world of work – strategic approach on continuous lifelong learning

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Event: European Vocational Skills Week: ‘VET for All – Skills for Life’ (Helsinki, 14-18 October 2019)

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Report: 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Work in Europe

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Proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and the Network of National Coordination Centres

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Agenda: Meeting of the Horizontal Working Party on cyber issues (15 October 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Education Committee (18 October 2019)

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EP Political Party Press Release: Long-term budget: no agreement without new own resources

The EPP Group wants the next long-term EU Budget to be at 1.3 percent of the EU’s economic performance and calls for new ‘own resources’, which are new direct revenues for the EU Budget which do not come from EU Member States’ budgets.

Blog: The digital talent gap: how can industry-university collaboration help?

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Press Release: The EU must put inclusiveness at the heart of the digital and ecological transition

​In a debate with Finland’s Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen, EU’s local and regional representatives called on the EU to ensure all regions and their citizens benefit from the digital and ecological transitions that are shaping our societies. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted on 9 October two opinions requested by Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which focus on tackling the digital divide and ensuring cohesion and solidarity for all Europeans.

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President-designate for Europe fit for the Digital Age (8 October 2019)

A summary of the hearing is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President-designate, An Economy that Works for People (8 October 2019)

The summary of the hearing is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Věra Jourová, Vice President-designate for Values and Transparency (7 October 2019)

A summary of the hearing is now available.

Agenda: ET 2020 Working Group on Adult Learning (main group) (15 October 2019)

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