EU News for engineers

TTIP for the people

27 Mar 2015

For all the talk about new trade patterns, it is still important to cultivate old links. The share of total UK exports going to the Brics may have increased from 2.6 per cent to 9.1 per cent over the last 15 years (ONS, 2013), yet exports to the EU (45 per cent) and the US (17 per cent) still represent the bulk of British trade. This says a lot about the European single market’s significance and the potential impact of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).       

Startup culture among tertiary students

01 Mar 2015

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

10 Feb 2015

Please click here to access the report on Adult Education and Training in Europe.

EUROPARL - Follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process

06 Feb 2015

Please click here to access the draft report by Krystyna Łybacka on the Follow-up on the implementation of the Bologna Process.

EUA - Council Meeting

06 Feb 2015

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).

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.