http://europa.eu/readyforeurope/ Home to the world's finest museums, breathtaking art and architecture, amazing landscapes, historic heritage, peaceful parks; celebrated composers, renowned restaurants, and best brands: Europe has it all. However you envisage your 'adventure of a lifetime', deciding where and when to go is one of the biggest challenges of your trip! Whether your aim is to go back in time or get a glimpse of the future, discover the 'must-sees', or get off the beaten track, shop, relax or party. Europe is waiting for you. The real question is: Are you ready for Europe?
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The Energy Union with a Forward-looking Climate Change Policy is one of the key political priorities of the Juncker Commission. After more than 60 years from the founding of the Coal and Steel Community, the Commission drew a plan for reorganising European energy policies Vice President Šefčovič and Commissioner Cañete illustrate the how the Energy Union will be implemented. https://ec.europa.eu/priorities/energy-union-and-climate_en
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http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-for-our-roots/index_en.htm Ensuring a reliable supply of healthy, affordable food · Turning the diversity of farming into a strength. Direct payments will be targeted more fairly between Member States, regions and farmers to take fully into account Europe's different traditions, farming practices and rural economies. · Strengthening farmers' position within the food chain, to enable them to get the best market price for their produce. Professional and interprofessional organisations will have new rights to be able to increase efficiency, and producer organisations will be supported to develop direct sales between producers and consumers. · Providing better protection against price volatility. Mutual fund and agricultural income insurance will be promoted. A new crisis reserve will deliver immediate help to farmers in the event of an economic, weather-related or other type of crisis.
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Business settles where it finds sufficient transport connections. Consumer choices are influenced by availability and quality of transport services. Therefore, a full-scale transport network in Europe has to become reality. Grants worth 24 billion EUR are available until 2020 but to meet the financial challenges private financing also needs to be mobilised. This video may not be edited and must be shown in its entirety. http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/infrastructure/index_en.htm
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Fighting climate change is a real challenge but it's an opportunity for our economy as well. Discover how the new 2030 goals for climate and energy will help make the EU more competitive, secure and sustainable http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/2030/index_en.htm Other languages versions DE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t_OKxwYiSM FR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLXyZMNMnBQ
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http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/ EU trade policy sets the direction for trade and investment in and out of the EU. The EU aims to play a key role in keeping markets open worldwide and helping Europe to exit from the economic crisis. EU trade policy is working to: create a global system for fair and open trade, open up markets with key partner countries, make sure others play by the rules and ensure trade is a force for sustainable development
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The Ocean is the blue heart of our planet … How can we prevent litter and contaminants from reaching our seas? Marine Pollution is one of the six themes of the #OurOcean conference (Malta, 5-6 October 2017). After the United States of America and Chile, the European Union is proud to host the "Our Ocean, an Ocean for Life" conference, at the initiative of High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella. Visit: http://www.ourocean2017.org/
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Let’s engage for a reliable and affordable European energy with the new European Energy Security Strategy. More information on : http://europa.eu/!bv43YN
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http://dotherightmix.eu/ Want to make the most of your time, save money, make your city more liveable, AND do something for your health? Then 'Do the Right Mix'! When you combine different modes of transport for each journey, you will contribute to a more sustainable urban mobility. Watch the short video to find out how you can make small changes to your transport usage habits that could have significant benefits both for you and for the city you live in. The European Commission's Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign is linked to the European Mobility Week, which runs from 16 to 22 September every year and culminates in the 'In Town Without My Car!' day. The campaign is managed by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme -- the EU's support programme for non-technological actions in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
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The EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) is a cornerstone of the European Union's policy to combat climate change and its key tool for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. Find out how it does so http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets
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http://www.ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/index_en.cfm For the first time, the Innovation Union sets outs a comprehensive innovation strategy for Europe. The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.
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http://www.ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index.htm Marie Curie is proud to present: "Chemicals having a party". Sexy carbons, bored noble gases, explosive reactions. Download: http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/video_prod_en.cfm?type=detail&prodid=6031&src=1
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http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/sustainability/index_en.htm About 90 million tons of food is wasted annually in Europe - agricultural food waste and fish discards not included. About a third of the food for human consumption is wasted globally - around 1.3 billion tons per year, according to FAO; Food waste in industrialized countries is as high as in developing countries: In developing countries, over 40% of food losses happen after harvest and during processing; In industrialised countries, over 40% occurs at retail and consumer level. Food is wasted throughout the whole food chain -- from farmers to consumers -- and for various reasons.
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http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/clima/mission/index_en.htm Raising the share of renewable energy from 8.5% to 20% in the overall energy consumption is a necessary contribution to the global fight against climate change and towards better control over our energy dependence. The various uses of renewable energy are examined: electricity through wind and hydraulic energies; electricity or heat through geothermal and solar energies; electricity, heat, and biofuel coming from biomass. The EU is a world leader in the use and deployment of technologies that exploit renewable energy sources, providing over 350.000 jobs and an annual turn-over of € 30 billion.
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http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/toys/ What should you look for as a parent, to know if a toy is safe or not for your child? To offer some good advice, European Commission shows how to buy the safest toys, and how to use them safely.
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http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/urban/urban_mobility/index_en.htm The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc. The second part develops the Commission's recommendations and tools to help address the situation: the development of a sustainable urban mobility plan, the planning in an integrated way, the use of intelligent transport systems etc. It calls on the local authorities to start the process, using the tools that are made at their disposal, such as the financing opportunities and the knowledge sharing platforms from the Commission.
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http://www.age-platform.eu/en/age-projects/78-previous-projects/1158-european-partnership-for-the-wellbeing-and-dignity-of-older-people-2011-2012 The abuse of elderly people has become a serious problem in our society. But there are good examples of tackling poor treatment, neglect and abuse of dependent elderly and preventing similar abuse in the future.
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http://www.beyond-gdp.eu/ Does money buy happiness? Can wellbeing be measured? Does growth equal progress? These may sound like esoteric questions, but they are at the heart of efforts to move beyond GDP to develop more accurate ways of measuring human development. Shot in Canada and Europe, this clip shows how rampant growth can lead to ruin, how disasters can be good for the economy and how rising GDP doesn't benefit everyone.
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http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/erasmus_en.htm Erasmus, the world's most successful student exchange programme. More than three million students have benefitted from a study period or work placement abroad since the creation of the Erasmus programme in 1987.Each year, more than 230 000 students study abroad thanks to the Erasmus programme. It also offers the opportunity for student placements in enterprises, university staff teaching and training, and it funds co-operation projects between higher education institutions across Europe
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http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm Other languages available here http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?sitelang=en&ref=I086118 If you are looking for a quick glimpse into what the new programme Erasmus+ has to offer for learners, this cartoon is for you
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http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/toys/tst-campaign/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/toys/ The little CE-e Robot strikes again dancing and singing about his favourite safe toys. Sing along the safety tips and don't let accidents spoil your fun this summer!
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This is a new, more comprehensive & ambitious plan that Commissioners' are presenting. This agenda is essential for our economy, for jobs in the future, for our environment - for sustainability on all levels: economic, social and environmental. The future is not in low-wage production, the future is not in making things with finite components. The future is providing services to the citizens in a long-term process. Services that then materialize in products, instead of the other way around, and products that are used and re-used time and time again, so that you reduce the use of raw materials and don't deplete the earth's natural resources. Circular economy - investments for the future!
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The economic and social situation is very different in each of the European Union's 274 regions. This short video shows how the European Union helps to reduce these differences, by investing in economic growth, job creation and competitiveness. This short animation explains how the latest review of the EU's Cohesion Policy, concluded in 2013 and implemented as from 2014, is designed to help achieve the Europe 2020 Strategy objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth by investing in key areas such as: research and innovation, the digital agenda, support for SMEs, the low-carbon economy, employment and mobility, better education, social inclusion and better public administration. http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/what/future/index_en.cfm
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www.ec.europa.eu/traces TRACES (TRAde Control and Expert System) is the online management tool of the European Commission, that tracks the movements of animals, food, feed and plants imported from outside the European Union, or travelling through the EU Member States. More than 26,000 users from more than70 countries worldwide connect to TRACES in 33 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Should there be a problem with an animal or product, TRACES quickly tracks back to the original source of the problem and forward to the destination. This represents a major leap forward in monitoring animal diseases and combatting fraud, whilst significantly speeding up administrative procedures. TRACES: protecting consumers, facilitating trade. Other languages DE http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I091404&videolang=DE FR http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I091404&videolang=FR PT http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I091404&videolang=PT RU http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I091404&videolang=RU ES http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I091404&videolang=ES
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Organised crime is a threat to European citizens, businesses, state institutions as well as the economy as a whole. Criminals easily operate across borders, which creates a need for consistent European–level action. The EU continuously adapts its response in relation to the growing complexity of the situation. This is also reflected in the development of specialised EU agencies, such as Europol, Eurojust and CEPOL. Discover more :http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/organized-crime-and-human-trafficking/index_en.htm
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http://ec.europa.eu/your-world-your-business YOUR WORLD, YOUR BUSINESS is a major new European initiative to bring sustainability and social responsibility to the heart of entrepreneurship education. YOUR WORLD, YOUR BUSINESS aims to inspire young people to become the kind of entrepreneurs our society increasingly needs: creative, dynamic, and determined to make the world a better place. It is a collaborative partnership between the European Commissions Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry and Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise.
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http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm Presentation of Erasmus+, the new European Union funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, by Laura Houlgatte and Tomas Kniukšta with Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
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The Ocean is the blue heart of our planet … How can we foster Blue Growth in a smart, sustainable and inclusive way? Sustainable Blue Economy is one of the six themes of the #OurOcean conference (Malta, 5-6 October 2017). After the United States of America and Chile, the European Union is proud to host the "Our Ocean, an Ocean for Life" conference, at the initiative of High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella. Visit: http://www.ourocean2017.org/
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Trafficking in human beings is the slavery of our times. It is a serious crime and a gross violation of human rights. It occurs all over the world and affects almost every country as an origin, transit or destination country - or sometimes a combination of all. Discover more: http://ec.europa.eu/anti-trafficking/
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EU citizens, non-EU residents and visitors to the EU need to be able to freely and safely travel within the Union. The Schengen Area has made this a concrete reality http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/index_en.htm
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Kurt Fitzgerald, student from Dublin, Ireland, Maura Rivabella, student from Costa Vescovato, Italy, Noemi Ramos Villa, student from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and Ghia Fieandt, student from Helsinki Finland describe their experience in Tortona, Italy through Youth Exchanges, an Erasmus+ programme. During their youth exchange they did all sorts of activities including games, street arts, clownery, and acrobatics. Through that experience, they learned to develop soft skills, the ability to interact with different cultures, and self-confidence to take on challenges. That experience allowed them to experience new cultures and languages. They also improved their English, felt more European than ever, and changed, grew and ended up following very different paths than they initially planned, such enrolling in university and EVS programme. Find more information on http://ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/
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http://ec.europa.eu/nanotechnology/index_en.html Micro and nanotechnologies are revolutionising medicine 'Almost invisible' tools are being developed by European researchers to discover diseases earlier and to treat patients better. The miniaturisation of instruments to micro and nano dimensions promises to make our future lives safer and cleaner. A team of European researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technologies Institute near Saarbruecken is using nanotechnology to improve diagnostic capabilities. In the "Adonis"-project, nano-sized gold particles are used to detect prostate cancer cells at an early stage.
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The Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) allows Erasmus+ participants to assess and improve their language skills when working, studying or volunteering abroad. This teaser video gives you a taste of the Tutoring Sessions, the real added value of the Erasmus+ OLS Live Coaching. The tutoring sessions are run by experienced, native-speaking tutors, and give 1 to 6 participants the opportunity to interact, share experiences and receive individualised feedback. This video features sections narrated in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch. Subtitles in the 6 languages are available. Watch this video and dive into the world of the OLS! To learn more about the Erasmus+ OLS, check out the Erasmus+ OLS website at www.erasmusplusols.eu!
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"OLAF: detect, investigate, protect" is available in EN, FR and DE and is intended for the general public. It is a "taster" to encourage people to find out more about OLAF. The story-line is a "day-in-the life" of OLAF using the example of structural funds, agricultural and external relations investigations. DE http://youtu.be/TUT29fzFV-o FR http://youtu.be/tz3lwnYgxOE
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RAPEX is the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products that allows the 31 participating countries and the European Commission to exchange information on products posing a risk to health and safety of consumers and on the measures taken by these countries to do away with that risk. http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/index_en.htm
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http://ec.europa.eu/energy/observatory/index_en.htm This animation explains in a simple and attractive way how the domestic kWh price is formed in the EU and what the different components of this price are: production, transport, distribution, delivery and taxes. It highlights too that consumers are free to choose their electricity provider, which promotes competition and also that the cheapest electricity is the one we don't use...!
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http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-post-2013/index_en.htm Making the position of farmers stronger in the food chain is one focus of the 2013 CAP reform. This clip features a project in Andalusia that has merged six regional cooperatives and more than 800 growers to ensure decent income for farmers in the market -- and fair-priced, top quality fruit for the consumer.
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This video won the 3rd prize at the "We are Europe. Every day" competition organised in 2014 by the European Commission in collaboration with the United Nations. The aim of the competition was to produce a short film emphasizing the meaning of the European Identity, showing how the European Union has improved its citizen's lives, or improves it every day. The producers were also asked to use extracts from the online Audiovisual Library of the European Commission or of the United Nations.
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http://www.ec.europa.eu/languages/languages-mean-business/ "Languages mean business" is an initiative from the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture. The objective is to promote the use of foreign languages by small and medium sized companies by raising awareness about how language strategies can significantly improve business perspectives.
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http://www.e-lumen.eu Household lighting in Europe is becoming greener as the European Union sets higher energy efficiency standards. On 1 September 2009, incandescent light bulbs and other energy inefficient lamps started to be gradually replaced by more energy efficient lamps in Europe. By switching to more energy efficient lighting products, European households can save energy and contribute to reaching the EU's climate protection targets.
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http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en.htm http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/customs/policy_issues/customs_strategy/index_en.htm In this dynamic short clip we experience the EU Customs Union. Counting down , revealing and surprising statistics on the work of the Customs Union are presented. From tonnes of goods transported to the amount of counterfeit goods detained, the number of customs declarations submitted and more, this behind-the-scenes look at the activities of the Customs Union convincingly illustrate its importance to modern Europe.
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Europe's economies are interdependent and when one of them gets out of balance, it may affect others too. The European Commission works with countries to identify risks early on and correct them before they threaten the economic stability of the EU. Find out why this is important
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Do you know you can choose to get your healthcare in another country? The Directive 2011/24/EU on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare clarifies the rules regarding medical care in another EU country and the conditions to be met to qualify for a refund.
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Ifrah Ahmed, Irish citizen from Somalia and a FGM survivor talks about female genital mutilation. FGM has been documented in certain parts of Africa, Asia and Middle East. It is now encountered in Europe as well. Most often, girls and women are taken to their countries of origin during school holidays where they are confronted with the pressure to be cut. The EU estimates 500,000 girls and women living in Europe are suffering with the lifelong consequences of female genital mutilation. And an estimated 180,000 girls in Europe are at risk of female genital mutilation each year. Let's offer them a future that is free from violence! Share, say your word, Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation- #ZEROFGM
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Short animated video about the importance of fisheries for food security, health and growth in developing countries, highlighting the commitment of the EU with 3rd countries to help promote sustainable management of seafood resources and inclusive opportunities for trade and growth. https://ec.europa.eu/dgs/maritimeaffairs_fisheries/magazine/en/policy/sustainable-fishing-future-home-and-abroad
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http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-post-2013/index_en.htm Maintaining the diversity of Europe's farms and farming practices is one of the themes of the 2013 CAP reform. This clip features an organic farm and agri-tourism centre that produces a wide-range of organic foods alongside offering teaching and training activities for children through its 'Youth Milkshop', thereby helping to encourage future generations of sustainable farmers.
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