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Transforming public spaces to promote physical activity — a key contributor to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe (2017)
14 Nov 2017

As cities continue to expand in population, there is a growing need to develop ways of supporting physical activity in dense urban settings.


29 Jun 2016

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.


19 Oct 2009

The European Commission adopted a Communication on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy aiming to tackle the important cultural and legal challenges of mass-scale digitisation and dissemination of books, in particular of European library collections. Digital libraries such as Europeana will provide researchers and consumers across...

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Report of THE OMC (Open Method of Coordination) working group of Member States’ experts
18 Apr 2018

This handbook focuses on providing step-by-step advice on how to create the necessary preconditions for the participatory governance of cultural heritage, support the process and ensure its sustainability.


Report of the OMC (Open Method of Coordination) working group of Member States’ experts - Study
22 Mar 2018

The innovative power of the cultural and creative sectors is essential for the further development of European economies and societies.


5 Dec 2017

The European Heritage Label is a European Union initiative that brings cultural heritage sites with a European dimension to the fore. This report contains recommendations and explanations for the attribution of the European Heritage Label in 2017.


1 Nov 2017

Gives an overview of possible recommendations on which kind of programmes, projects and requirements could help put architecture and urban planning on the European agenda for a sustainable development of cities and as a guarantee of quality of life for European citizens.


14 Oct 2017

This report examines the impact of the European Union Youth Orchestra on the professional development of young musicians, including future employment opportunities, and on their perception of different European attributes and dimensions.

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Journal article

22 Aug 2013

This paper covers the field of information and communication technology (ICT) as well as e-learning in higher education; and explicates how a change from the traditional teaching methods to a modified digital schooling might benefit the learning outcome for students. During the spring semester of...


24 Apr 2013

This report presents 62 indicators on teachers and school leaders from pre-primary to upper secondary education in 32 countries (EU Member States, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Turkey).

Six topics are covered: initial teacher education and support for beginning teachers; recruitment, employers and contracts;...


27 Mar 2012

The report provides both a comparative overview and national descriptions of entrepneurship education in European schools.

The short comparative overview, covering EU Member States, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey, shows that the great majority of European countries address entrepreneurship education through national strategies...


10 Feb 2012

This paper combines statistical data and qualitative information to describe the organisation and functioning of education systems in Europe.

The report is organised into seven subject-based chapters entitled Context, Structures, Participation, Resources, Teachers and Management Staff, Educational Processes and Qualification Levels and Transition to...

Discussion paper

20 Jul 2011

The public consultation on the Common Strategic Framework for EU research and innovation funding (launched on 9 February 2011) closed on 20 May 2011. The response to the consultation has been nothing less than overwhelming, with an unprecedented 775 position papers received and more than...