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Charlemagne Youth Prize winners 2014_  

Are you 16-30 years old and do you run a project with a European dimension? From 2 December projects promoting Europe among young people can start competing for the 8th Charlemagne Youth Prize. Winning projects will not only benefit from recognition and media coverage, but also from prize money to further develop the initiative. You have until 2 February 2015 to register for the 2015 edition. (Read more: Registration time: Charlemagne Youth Prize 2015 opens for applications )

 

EYE hearings: from fresh ideas to new initiatives

Others Youth / Employment policy02-12-2014 - 11:52
EYE 2014 opening ceremony in Strasbourg  

Thousands of young people took part in the European Youth Event (EYE) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg last May with the aim of producing ideas for a better Europe. Some of the participants will now present these ideas to seven parliamentary committees to serve a source of inspiration for new EU initiatives. (Read more: EYE hearings: from fresh ideas to new initiatives )

 

Lux Prize: MEPs to choose among finalist films

Others Culture02-12-2014 - 10:22

The three finalist films competing for the 2014 Lux Prize will be screened at the European Parliament from 1 to 12 December. The films will also be shown at the Brussels fine arts centre BOZAR on 2 and 3 December, in the presence of their directors. The final three films competing for the prize this year are Class Enemy (Razredni sovražnik), by Rok Biček (Slovenia), Bande de filles, by Céline Sciamma (France) and Ida, by Paweł Pawlikowski (Poland/ Denmark) (Read more: Lux Prize: MEPs to choose among finalist films )

 

In the director's chair: Lux Film finalists on what inspired their films

Others Institutions / Culture01-12-2014 - 14:02
Céline Sciamma, Pawel Pawlikowski and Rok Biček  

From paradoxes to questions of identity, anything can inspire a cinematic adventure. Although the winner of this year's Lux Film Prize won't be announced until 17 December, we have already talked to the directors of the three short-listed films to find out more about their work. Read on for a look behind the scenes. (Read more: In the director's chair: Lux Film finalists on what inspired their films )

 

Parliament marks 25th anniversary of landmark children's rights treaty

Others Institutions / Youth26-11-2014 - 11:36
Girl blowing out candles on a birthday cake. ©BELGAIMAGE_AGEFOTOSTOCK_67509911  

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The milestone will be marked with a debate in Parliament this afternoon. Ahead of today's debate, Parliament vice-president Mairead McGuinness shared with us her views on the Convention's importance. (Read more: Parliament marks 25th anniversary of landmark children's rights treaty )

 

Lux Film Prize finalists: coming soon in a cinema near you

Others Culture15-10-2014 - 14:11
 

Silver screen enthusiasts can look forward to watching the three films short-listed for the 2014 Lux Prize for free in a cinema nearby. The European Parliament awards the prize every year to promote European cinema, but before this year's winner is announced in December, you will have the chance to watch the three finalists yourself and vote for your favourite during the Lux Film Days, which this year boasts 165 screenings at film festivals as well as special screenings and events. (Read more: Lux Film Prize finalists: coming soon in a cinema near you )

 

EYE legacy: ideas for a better Europe

Others Youth10-10-2014 - 09:00
EYE_IDEAS2014_final  

What happens when you throw more than 5,000 young people from all over Europe together? They come up with innovative ideas for improving Europe! The European Parliament hosted the European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg in May when participants generated many ideas. These have been collated in a final report that was handed to MEPs and will be presented to parliamentary committees to serve as inspiration. (Read more: EYE legacy: ideas for a better Europe )

 

European Day of Languages: how many can you recognise?

Others Culture26-09-2014 - 12:44
 

The EU boasts 24 official languages and it has always sought to protect this linguistic diversity. Everyone has the right to communicate with the EU institutions in their own language and receive an answer in the same language. Since 2001 the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year to promote language learning and highlight the importance of multilingualism. Try our quiz to find out how many languages you can recognise. (Read more: European Day of Languages: how many can you recognise? )

 

Youth unemployment: how successful were measures to boost the job market?

Others Youth / Employment policy16-09-2014 - 17:31
 

Are measures to help reduce youth unemployment working? MEPs will assess the progress of two key programmes - the European Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative - with the Council and the Commission on Wednesday 17 September. This evaluation is sorely needed considering as many as 5.2 million young people were out of work in the EU in May. Check out the graph to see how unemployment evolved in the UK, Ireland and the EU over the last 15 years. (Read more: Youth unemployment: how successful were measures to boost the job market? )

 
Plenary at a glance Infographic - Institutions / Information27-08-2014 - 09:00

Following parliament has never been easier. Click on the graphic to follow the debates live, access the lists of speakers and find all the press releases. See what MEPs are tweeting about in the Newshub and don't forget to check out all the latest discussions on the Parliament's official Facebook page. (Read more: Plenary at a glance )