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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
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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 )

 
 
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Young, promising and unemployed. It might be International Youth Day on 12 August, but for the more than 5.3 million Europeans under 25 without a job, there will be little to celebrate. All the more reason for the EU to make tackling unemployment a priority. Read on to discover what is being done to help young people. (Read more: International Youth Day: how the EU is working to reduce unemployment )

 

Up north: reviving Sámi culture

Others Culture08-08-2014 - 09:00
 

Welcome to Nuorgam in Finland, the EU’s northernmost point. The sun kisses the monumental fells next to the small village, while stunted mountain birches push themselves through the snow. Spring is coming, but wind still gets under the clothes. It is in this beautiful setting that the Sámi live. This article was originally published in May as part of our Frontiers of the EU series. We are republishing it to mark the International Day of Indigenous Peoples on 9 August. (Read more: Up north: reviving Sámi culture )

 
Get the picture: first ever event with Instagram followers at the Parliament Photo gallery - Institutions / Information06-08-2014 - 09:00

Something words fail to capture the full European Parliament experience, but pictures certainly can help. In May the Parliament organised its first ever instameet, a special event in Strasbourg for its Instagram followers. They had the opportunity to take photos in and around the Parliament and post them using the hashtag #EPinstameet. (Read more: Get the picture: first ever event with Instagram followers at the Parliament )

 
 

Summer reading: top five of Parliament's most popular articles

Others Institutions / Information04-08-2014 - 09:00
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The quality of life in Europe today, Ukraine, a photo contest, the composition of the new Parliament and cheaper phone calls were the topics of our most-read articles of the first half of the year on the European Parliament’s website. Check out our links to experience the highlights of the year so far. (Read more: Summer reading: top five of Parliament's most popular articles )

 

Re-discover Europe with Parliament’s new Foursquare list

Others Institutions / Information / Tourism01-08-2014 - 09:00
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An abandoned rail road, a sand castle and a secret Soviet bunker... Last year Parliament asked you to discover Europe with the help of our list of 28 little-known attractions, one per member state. This year, we are making a tradition of it and asking you to re-discover Europe once again with our new Foursquare tip list. (Read more: Re-discover Europe with Parliament’s new Foursquare list )