EU News for engineers

Press conference: 8th round TTIP negotiations

06 Feb 2015

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:

Presentation by LSE Enterprise in support of negotiations of a comprehensive trade and investment agreement between the EU and Japan

05 Feb 2015

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

02 Feb 2015

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

29 Jan 2015

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

28 Jan 2015

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

28 Jan 2015

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Revised ECTS Users' Guide was endorsed by the BFUG

01 Jan 2015

The revised ECTS Users’ Guide was endorsed by the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) during its meeting on 27-28 November 2014 in Rome and now it is subject to approval by the Ministerial Conference in May 2015 in Yerevan, Armenia.

Seminar in the European Parliament on December 11 on transferable elements from various validation systems in Europe

25 Nov 2014

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Recognition of skills gained outside school or university is still a challenging road to take, report revealed

20 Nov 2014

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New EUA report on rankings - 'Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes: Impact or Illusion?'

13 Nov 2014

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