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27.11.2012, 20:32 (CET)
The priorities set by the Cyprus Presidency in the fields of youth and sport have been achieved, with Member States expressing their full support on the issues discussed during the Council meetings for Youth and Sport Ministers held in Brussels today, Tuesday November 27....
27.11.2012, 17:20 (CET)
The Education, Youth, Culture and Sports (EYCS) Council of the EU endorsed the decision of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) in support of a binding legal instrument to limit the exclusive copyright rights of literary and artistic works concerning texts for the blind and the visually impaired....
26.11.2012, 17:50 (CET)
EU Ministers of Education and Culture today, Monday November 26, made political advances on ongoing dossiers in their fields, adopting Council Conclusions on literacy, cultural governance, education and training in Europe 2020, as well as reaching a partial general approach on the proposal for a regulation establishing the new ‘Creative Europe’ Programme....
23.11.2012, 13:51 (CET)
European Union Ministers for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport are expected to put the political finishing touches to ongoing dossiers in their fields, as they meet in Brussels on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November.  The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council is expected to reach political agreement on a proposal for a recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning and a partial general approach is expected on a regulation for the ‘Creative Europe’ programme....
25.10.2012, 13:30 (CET)
Cyprus’ Deputy Minister for EU Affairs, Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis highlighted today, October 25, the important role of the Single Market as an engine for growth, during his intervention at the discussions of the European Parliament (EP) Plenary in Strasbourg....
05.10.2012, 13:20 (CET)
"Education could eliminate the consequences of the economic crisis, reducing the long-term impact of the crisis on growth and help to achieve a more robust growth after it; therefore it makes sense to increase investment in education at a time of recession" emphasised Cypriot Nobel laureate Professor of Economics, Christopher Pissarides, during the informal meeting of Ministers of Education held in Nicosia on 4 and 5 October....
04.10.2012, 17:25 (CET)
In October 2010, Mr. Christopher Pissarides became the first ever Cypriot to win the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, commonly referred to as the Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the prestigious prize for his work on the economics of unemployment, especially job flows and the effects of being out of work....
03.10.2012, 15:20 (CET)
The education and training policies of the European Union and their relationship they may have on economic growth will be the focus of discussions of the EU’s Education Ministers during their Informal Meeting organised on October 4 and 5 at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia)....
26.09.2012, 09:29 (CET)
Geographically positioned at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus has always been a melting pot of different civilizations, from ancient times through to the present day. From Thursday, September 27 until Sunday, September 30, the island will act as a ‘filoxenos topos', a hospitable place, in welcoming hundreds of young and upcoming musicians from EU Member States and the Arab world, in a true Euro-Mediterranean celebration of music....
21.09.2012, 14:11 (CET)
Active ageing and the role of sport in creating a more active and healthy society was the focus at the meeting of EU Sports Ministers. On the second day of the Informal Meeting held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Center the ministers also discussed the issue of representation of the European Union at the Council of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)....
20.09.2012, 17:38 (CET)
A joint declaration aimed at addressing the scourge of match-fixing was adopted today in Lefkosia (Nicosia) at the EU Sports Forum by the Cyprus Presidency, the European Commission and the participants of the Forum. The declaration builds on the Conclusions adopted by sports ministers during the November 2011 Council meeting under the Polish Presidency and constitutes the culmination of a cooperation effort between the Cyprus Presidency and the European Commission with the EU Sports Forum delegates....
19.09.2012, 11:48 (CET)
Cyprus will be at the heart of European Sport between September 19 and 21, with the important sporting issues of match-fixing, doping, active ageing, the European Social Dialogue and the development of principles of good governance in sport, at the forefront....
18.09.2012, 16:02 (CET)
The President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has said it is “killing the game”. The International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) has described it as a cancer threatening sport worldwide. Investigators have warned that European sport could end up as “a graveyard” if it is not dealt with....
13.09.2012, 12:33 (CET)
The participation of youth organisations and young people in the decision-making process is crucial to the functioning of inclusive and democratic societies, according to the conclusions of the EU Youth Conference. The Conference, that took place in Cyprus between September 11 and 13, adopted Joint Recommendations which derived from consultations and discussions among young people and policy makers on the issue of youth participation in and social inclusion with emphasis on young people with migrant backgrounds....
06.09.2012, 12:51 (CET)
The effective combating of illiteracy and improving literacy levels in the European Union could have positive consequences for people, their societies and economies. According to the report of the High Level Committee presented and discussed at the two-day conference "Literacy for All", good literacy skills are essential for improving the lives of people and the advancement of knowledge, innovation and development....
29.08.2012, 17:19 (CET)
The development of effective, evidence-based culture policies can contribute to the global struggle for economic recovery and growth, with simultaneous benefits to society, was the conclusion of the Senior Officials on Culture Meeting organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus in the framework of the Cyprus Presidency....
23.08.2012, 09:15 (CET)
As millions of school students across Europe prepare to embark upon a new academic year, the statistic that one in five 15-year-olds in the European Union lack basic reading and writing skills is hard to fathom. This comes with a serious social dimension, as it could constitute an obstacle for their future employment and may result in social exclusion....
20.08.2012, 11:00 (CET)
The “Kypria” international cultural festival celebrates 20 years and its inclusion in the calendar of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU could be considered a fitting anniversary gift. Multiculturalism and cultural interaction will be the main messages of the festival, according to Mr....
10.08.2012, 17:54 (CET)
An estimated four billion people worldwide are watching the 30th modern edition of the Olympic Games in London this August. With more than 10,500 athletes from 36 different sports taking part, sport undoubtedly holds a global reach, while it constitutes the biggest civil movement in the European Union....
10.07.2012, 17:48 (CET)
We must put citizens at the heart of EU policies was the message of the Cypriot Minister of Education and Culture Mr. George Demosthenous in today's presentation of the priorities of the Cyprus Presidency, before the Committee of Culture and Education (CULT) of the European Parliament in Brussels....
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