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Browse, read, explore: 100 books on Europe

Others Culture04-03-2015 - 17:45
EPRS "100 books on Europe to remember" opening ceremony with EP President Martin Schulz  

Thought you knew everything about Europe? Think again! The Parliament has selected 100 books, studies and academic works that offer insight in the philosophy behind the European project. The aim of the list featuring authors from all over Europe is to present the ideas and people behind European integration, which may also help to find solutions to the challenges Europe is facing now. The list is available on a dedicated website which can be searched in various ways. (Read more: Browse, read, explore: 100 books on Europe )

 

February guest photographer contest topic: " Education "

Others Institutions / Culture04-03-2015 - 14:10
"Thirst for knowledge in asylum conditions" by Hristo Rusev is the guest photographer "Education" topic winner ©Hristo Rusev/www.hristorusevphotography.blogspot.com  

Take part in our new guest photographer contest, inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development. Every month until September we will be announcing a different topic linked to development. Send us your photo inspired by the theme of that month, along with the submission form and you could be invited to Strasbourg to make a photo reportage. (Read more: February guest photographer contest topic: " Education " )

 

Your turn: advise the Parliament on how private sector can foster development

Others Institutions / Information04-03-2015 - 12:16
LinkedIn "advise your MEP" campaign with Nirj Deva  

Get involved: Nirj Deva, a UK member of the ECR group, is inviting everyone to contribute to his report on how the private sector could help to foster development worldwide. Starting today, the report will be discussed by the European Parliament's LinkedIn group. Join the discussion and help Deva write his final report. (Read more: Your turn: advise the Parliament on how private sector can foster development )

 
 

The UN's International Mother Language Day is marked every 21 February to promote linguistic and cultural diversity around the world. Diversity is the bedrock of Europe's cultural heritage, so the EU is keen to also protect linguistic diversity. The EU boast 24 official languages, but how many of them can you recognise? Try our quiz to find out. (Read more: International Mother Language Day: celebrating linguistic diversity in Europe )

 

Plzeň and Mons: meet Europe's cultural capitals for 2015

Others Culture16-02-2015 - 10:03
EU capitals of culture 2015 Mons and Plzeň  

Plzeň in the Czech Republic and Mons in Belgium are Europe's cultural capitals for 2015. Inaugurated in 1985, cultural capitals highlight the diversity and richness of European culture, while also fostering a European identity. More than 50 cities around Europe have already had the honour and since 2011 two cities from two different EU countries share the title each year. Read on to find out more about this year's cultural capitals. (Read more: Plzeň and Mons: meet Europe's cultural capitals for 2015 )

 

Access for all: MEPs back annual check-up for the internet

Plenary Session Information / Information society11-02-2015 - 14:21
Keyboard. ©BELGA_IMAGEBROKER  

Even the internet can do with a regular check-up. Every year stakeholders come together to discuss issues such as technology standards and the smooth running of the internet at the annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum. This United Nations initiative is now up for renewal. The European Parliament adopted a resolution on 11 February to back its renewal and ask for additional resources for this important forum. (Read more: Access for all: MEPs back annual check-up for the internet )

 

Parental abduction: the struggle to get a child taken abroad back

Others Justice and home affairs / Youth10-02-2015 - 14:31
Illustration image for child abduction ©BELGA_EASYFOTOSTOCK  

When one parent unlawfully takes her or his child abroad, the other is left with a difficult judicial battle. To ensure the prompt return of abducted children, more than 90 states, including all EU countries, are signed up to the 1980 Hague Convention, which offers a common legal framework. MEPs debate today the possibility of another eight countries joining the Convention and they will vote on it tomorrow. Follow it live on our website. (Read more: Parental abduction: the struggle to get a child taken abroad back )

 

January guest photographer contest topic: Europe in the world

Others Development and cooperation / Culture / Education05-02-2015 - 11:23
"United" by Emanuel Gesang is the monthly winner of the guestphotographer photo contest January topic "Europe in the world". ©Emanuel Gesang/United/www.emanuelgesang.com  

Take part in our new guest photographer contest, inspired by 2015 being the European Year for Development. Every month until September we will be announcing a different topic linked to development. Send us your photo inspired by the theme of that month, along with the submission form and you could be invited to Strasbourg to make a photo reportage. (Read more: January guest photographer contest topic: Europe in the world )

 

EYE hearings: empowering young people

Others Youth03-02-2015 - 11:23
EYE hearings at the European Parliament in Brussels  

Who says young people don’t want to get involved? Last year 6,000 young Europeans gathered in Strasbourg for the European Youth Event (EYE) 2014 in order to come up with fresh ideas for a better Europe. Some of the best ideas have now been presented to MEPs by some of the participants. (Read more: EYE hearings: empowering young people )

 

Charlemagne Youth Prize: deadline extended to 23 February

Others Youth30-01-2015 - 08:16
Charlemagne Youth Prize logo 2015  

Are you a 16-30 year old running a project with a European dimension? If so, you have until 23 February to register for the 2015 edition of the Charlemagne Youth Prize. The aim of the Prize is to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. Read on to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize as well as trips to Aachen and the European Parliament. (Read more: Charlemagne Youth Prize: deadline extended to 23 February )