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BP Goes All-In on AWS for its European Mega Data Centers

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that BP, a leading global energy business, is closing its European mega data centers and migrating all data and 900 key applications currently hosted there to AWS, as part of a company-wide program to accelerate the digitization of its infrastructure and operations. The two European mega data centers, the largest that BP operates globally, host data from across all BP’s businesses. Moving to AWS enables BP to use a broad and deep portfolio of cloud services, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security, databases, and compute to gain greater insights and automate processes.The data center migration expands upon BP’s existing relationship with AWS, which has helped the organization to improve operational efficiencies, eliminate upfront capital expenditures, and quickly adapt to market changes. In its global Downstream business, BP’s refineries run AVEVA Unified Supply Chain (previously Spiral Suite) software, a crucial decision-making analytics platform, on AWS. By deploying AVEVA Unified Supply Chain on AWS, a problem that with legacy solutions would have required seven hours of calculation time, can now be performed in less than four minutes. BP has also successfully migrated approximately half of its 65 business critical SAP production environments to AWS, which has improved system performance and integrity.With this success, the company now plans to accelerate the migration of additional SAP applications to AWS. In addition, BP is creating a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), for use across its businesses, and will use Amazon Kinesis, a service that enables organizations to easily collect, process, and analyze real-time, streaming data, to gain timely insights for its emissions monitoring and gas station pump operations. With this information and leveraging Amazon SageMaker, a machine learning (ML) service that provides organizations with the ability to build, train, and deploy ML models quickly, BP will be able to make predictions that will help the energy company make faster business decisions and drive efficiencies. Moving forward, BP aims to continue to advance its cloud-first enterprise data strategy to significantly improve its supply-chain operations and deliver advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for increased safety, predictive maintenance, corrosion detection, logistics tracking, and intelligent assistance.BP’s cloud-first IT approach is helping it simplify processes and enhance productivity as part of its strategy to help advance the energy transition. In support of the energy transition, the companies announced in a separate release, that AWS has signed two renewable energy projects with BP that will provide over 170 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar capacity in Sweden and Spain each year over the next decade to supply energy to Amazon’s fulfillment network in Europe and Amazon Web Services data centers.

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European Maritime Day In My Country 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 novembre 2019

In parallel with the European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference in Cork (14 & 15 May 2020), a series of local EMD events, the EMD In My Country events will take place all over Europe for the public at large. During 2019, 145 events were organised in 23 different countries, attracting 25.000 participants, making a record in EMD history!: beach-cleaning activities, guided tours of ports, workshops, conferences, seminars and exhibitions on maritime themes, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage (cultural, environmental), excursions by boat, visits to maritime museums or former ships, shipyards and port facilities etc.For 2020 the focus will be on youth activities. We especially encourage all the young ocean activists and youth organisations working for the promotion of sustainable oceans to apply.‘EMD in my Country’ 2020 will take place from April to June 2020. Read our call and submit your event to be part of European Maritime Day (EMD) in My Country 2020!

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European inflation the lowest in the world, but average real salaries decrease

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 novembre 2019

Despite European inflation forecasted to be the lowest in the world next year at 1.7 percent, the average forecasted real salary increase across the continent is expected to be 1.1 percent, down 0.1 percent on last year’s figure.After employees in Ukraine experienced a 1.7 percent increase after inflation to their salaries in 2019, the improved inflation forecast in the country means that workers look set to receive a real salary increase of 4.1 percent – the highest in Europe next year. This follows a year of salary contraction in 2018 where real wages shrank by 0.9 percent and would see a total real salary increase of 5.9 percent in just two years. Ukraine is also the only European country to be in the top 10 for highest real salary increases in the world next year, and the only nation outside of the Asia-Pacific region.Kilfedder explained “After several tough years with salary rises lower than inflation – in 2015 they were 40.5% lower – Ukrainian employees may finally see some light at the end of the tunnel with the joint 5th highest real increases globally in 2020. The nominal increase is set to be 10.0% on average, but with inflation expected to drop dramatically to 5.9%, this will result in an average real salary of 4.1% – the highest in Europe.” (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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Datto Hosts Its Largest European Conference to Date for Managed Service Providers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 ottobre 2019

(DattoCon) Datto, Inc., the leading global provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs) kicked off DattoCon19 in Paris with a message of support and investment for the developing European MSP community. The company’s fifth annual European partner conference attracted more than 850 MSPs from 26 countries ranging from France to the Faroe Islands to Finland–making it the largest DattoCon ever held in Europe. According to Canalys, there has been a 25 percent increase each year in SMB spend on managed services from IT providers between 2016 to 2018. The 70 percent increase in attendance from last year’s conference reflects this growth and underscores the desire for more MSP education, networking, best practices, and solutions within the European channel.
To meet the demands of the European SMB market, the company continues to hire senior leaders and team members in Europe with a special focus on success teams that enable new MSP partners to realize the potential reach and revenue of the technologies, while staying efficient as they grow. Datto now has nearly 300 employees in eight offices across UK/Ireland, DACH, Nordic, and Benelux regions, and continues to hire aggressively. Datto recently added a new data center in Munich, Germany and is expanding its offices in Copenhagen for a larger presence in the Nordic region.

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28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today complete results from a Phase 3, 12-week, pivotal study (JADE MONO-1) in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD). Abrocitinib, an investigational oral Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, met all the co-primary and key secondary endpoints, which were related to skin clearance and itch relief compared to placebo. Safety data showed that both evaluated doses of abrocitinib (200mg and 100mg) were well tolerated and were consistent with a companion study (JADE MONO-2) from the JAK1 Atopic Dermatitis Efficacy and Safety (JADE) global development program. The results were shared as a Late-Breaking presentation at the 28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) taking place October 9-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.The co-primary study endpoints in JADE MONO-1 were the proportion of patients who achieved an Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) score of clear (0) or almost clear (1) skin and two-point or greater improvement relative to baseline; and the proportion of patients who achieved at least a 75% or greater change from baseline in their Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score. The key secondary endpoints were the proportion of patients achieving a four-point or larger reduction in itch severity measured with the pruritus numerical rating scale (NRS), and the magnitude of decrease in the Pruritus and Symptoms Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (PSAAD), a patient-reported measurement scale developed by Pfizer. Other secondary endpoints included the proportion of patients who achieved a 90% or greater change in EASI score, and the percentage change from baseline in their SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) response at all scheduled time points.“There is a critical need for additional treatment options for patients living with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis,” said Michael Corbo, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer Global Product Development. “We are pleased by these findings, which together with the recently reported positive top-line results from our second Phase 3 trial, encourage us that, if approved, abrocitinib may provide the first oral, once-daily treatment option for these patients.”

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Ouster Lidar Announces Global Expansion to European and Asia-Pacific Regions

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 agosto 2019

Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and mapping, announced its expansion into Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions with new offices in Paris, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The expansion will enable deep customer relationships and enhance local customer support through local field application engineering teams while guaranteeing faster order fulfilment to Ouster’s growing worldwide customer base.“Ouster’s global footprint already includes over 450 customers spanning nearly 50 countries,” said Ouster CEO Angus Pacala. “Our international expansion is core to continuing to provide exceptional delivery and support in every region we operate.”Current Director of Business Development, Cyrille Jacquemet, will move from Ouster’s California headquarters to lead efforts in the EU as General Manager of EMEA, and open the first European office in Paris. As a founder, CEO, and French native with over 15 years’ experience scaling up high growth startups and their international expansion, Cyrille will strengthen the company’s global sales and support capacity across EMEA.In the Asia Pacific region, Ouster recently appointed Clement Kong as General Manager, APAC, where he will lead operations based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Clement has over 15 years of automotive experience across leadership roles at Continental and Johnson Electric along with serving customers worldwide. With deep understanding of automotive standards and Asian customer requirements, Clement will lead Ouster’s market expansion into the APAC region.With nearly half of Ouster lidar sensors sold outside of the Americas, the new offices enable Ouster’s two-week shipping guarantee to be maintained and extended globally. By strengthening regional support, along with localizing direct sales and channel management, Ouster can accelerate its growing footprint across 15 industries including automotive, robotics, security, defense, mining, and agriculture to ensure the best experience for its customers and partners around the world.

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Construction of 40 m fuoriserie yacht for an European owner

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 luglio 2019

Avenza. The construction of 40 m MY Panam, CCN’s fifth Fuoriserie motor yacht, ordered last September by a European owner, is continuing well on schedule. Early this month, the approx. 340 gross ton superyacht – designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, who is in charge of both exteriors and interiors, the latter in cooperation with architect Margherita Casprini – was moved inside the shed where outfitting activities are to be carried out. Following completion of the hull and the superstructure, as well as of the decks interior layout, the installation of hydraulic and electrical systems, insulation, and activities on the guest areas and crew quarters on the lower deck have now started. This slender and aggressive yacht is going to stand out for her impressive performances, ensured by the light aluminium alloy hull and by the three MTU 16V200 M96L engines – installed last month – that will push her to a maximum speed of 31 knots Activities are also ongoing for the construction of the 4 hull doors – one of which for the semi-float-in garage that will host a 17’ tender – and on the beach area, open on 3 sides and fitted witha convenient automatic ladder allowing to easily step down into the water. Works have also already been completed on system and structural elements of the bow thruster and the stabilizing fins. The straight bow endows this yacht with a sinuous and yet modern, dynamic and powerful look, further enhanced by the large irregular-shape windows that let plenty of natural light into the interior salons. The layout features a large salon on the main deck, divided from the dining area by a “green” wall. Forward, the full-beam master suite is fitted with a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with Hammam. Two wide electrically-controlled windows open up on the sides offering a wonderful panoramic sea view. Four guest cabins are located on the lower deck, which also hosts the professional galley. On this same deck, forward, are the captain’s cabin, 2 double cabins, the laundry, and the crew mess. The 65 sq. m flybridge features a large aft custom-made pool with counter current swimmingsystem, while a sunbathing area can be found at the bow. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2020. (font: http://www.ey-yello.it)

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Why to join for the opening of the new European Parliament?

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 luglio 2019

Strasbourg. Tuesday 2nd of July 08:00 – 10:00: Rally in front of the European Parliament: Citizens gathering for the new European Parliament.
The European Union has been “at a critical junction” time and again since its inception. Calls for a renewed commitment to the European project have taken almost a life of their own. Back in 2014, after the Parliament had managed to elect him at the helm of the European Commission by establishing no less than a constitutional precedent, President Juncker declared his would be “the Commission of the last chance”: if it did not deliver, citizens would lose their trust in the EU. After the dismal outcome of the Brexit referendum, EU leaders convened in Bratislava to agree on a supposedly ambitious roadmap “to make a success of the EU with 27 Member States”. Three years on – Leaders’ summit after Leaders’ summit – Brexit still hasn’t happened (thankfully!) and resources, time and energy have been wasted on European Heads of State and Government unable to unite around anything more than generic commitments to the EU.That there would even be a need to reaffirm European unity is proof that the time of national leaders is far gone. We need European solutions urgently, not least to stop more far-right and illiberal forces from rising to power. The alarms bells have been ringing for years now, but these leaders are too comfortable sitting in their own echo chamber to hear them.EU national leaders have failed us. European integration by intergovernmental cooperation has the EU stuck in a status quo that could well be its downfall. But the history of the European Union is not only one of disappointing meetings of European leaders. The history of Europe is also one of citizens gathering, demonstrating and protesting; citizens calling on elected leaders for more decisive steps towards the political unity of the European people.The history of the European Union is one of citizens gathering and calling on elected leaders for more decisive steps towards political unity for the European people: in 1975 in Rome claiming for the direct elections of the European Parliament; in 1979 in Strasbourg asking for a European currency; in 1985 in Milano defending The Spinelli Treaty, in 1991 in Maastricht for European democracy, in 2000 in Nice asking for a European Convention, on 25 March 2017 in Rome calling for a relaunch of political integration.Today, simply celebrating the EU and its achievements is not enough anymore. Our continent is in dire need of common solutions underpinned by genuine European democracy. This July 1-2 in Strasbourg, at the opening plenary session of the European Parliament, we will again call on our elected representatives to choose Europe, wholeheartedly and without reservations. This July, we must take up the challenge of creating a genuine, European democracy – or risk having no democracy at all.

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First 17 “European Universities” selected

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2019

The European Commission has today announced the higher education institutions from all over Europe that will be part of the first “European Universities” alliances. They will enhance the quality and attractiveness of European higher education and boost cooperation between institutions, their students and staff. Out of 54 applications received, 17 European Universities involving 114 higher education institutions from 24 Member States were selected (see Annex), based on an evaluation carried out by 26 independent external experts, including rectors, professors and researchers, appointed by the Commission. European Universities are transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that share a long-term strategy and promote European values and identity. The initiative is designed to significantly strengthen mobility of students and staff, and foster the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of European higher education. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “I am pleased to see the ambition of the first 17 European Universities, which will act as role models for others across the EU. They will enable the next generations of students to experience Europe by studying in different countries. I am convinced that this initiative, a key building block of the European Education Area, will be a real game changer for higher education in Europe, boosting excellence and inclusion. The selection of European Universities includes a broad range of higher education institutions from across the EU, from universities of applied sciences, technical universities and universities of fine arts to comprehensive and research-intensive universities.European Universities will become inter-university campuses around which students, doctoral candidates, staff and researchers can move seamlessly. They will pool their expertise, platforms and resources to deliver joint curricula or modules covering various disciplines. These curricula will be very flexible and will allow students to personalise their education, choosing what, where and when to study and get a European degree. European Universities will also contribute to the sustainable economic development of the regions where they are located, as their students will work closely with companies, municipal authorities, academics and researchers to find solutions to the challenges their regions are facing.In total, a budget of up to €85 million is available for the first 17 “European Universities”. Each alliance will receive up to €5 million in the coming three years to start implementing their plans and pave the way for other higher education institutions across the EU to follow. Their progress will be closely monitored.

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European Hematology Association 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 giugno 2019

Verastem, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSTM) (Verastem Oncology or the Company), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing medicines seeking to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, today announced that two posters highlighting clinical data for COPIKTRA™ (duvelisib) in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) were presented at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2019 Annual Meeting which took place June 13-16, 2019, in Amsterdam. One poster describes results from a post-hoc analysis evaluating the effect of COPIKTRA on lymphocytosis in patients with relapsed or refractory CLL/SLL from the Phase 3 DUO study, including patients with high-risk factors. The other poster describes dose modification data from patients with relapsed or refractory CLL/SLL in the DUO study. COPIKTRA, a targeted oral inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and the first approved dual inhibitor of PI3K-delta and PI3K-gamma, received approval as monotherapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2018 for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory CLL/SLL after at least two prior therapies.

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Attracting Investments in European HealthTech Leaders at the first HTID Conference in Paris

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 Mag 2019

The first edition of the HealthTech Investor Days (HTID) will take place in Paris on June 24th and 25th 2019. This new forum will help 100 late-stage European HealthTech companies secure the development of new medicines and therapeutic solutions. Launched by France Biotech with the support of the European health innovation ecosystem, HTID will facilitate one-on-one meetings between European health entrepreneurs, international investors and major pharmaceutical companies. The two-day event will also feature a dozen plenary meetings on global issues in health innovation.Europe is a major player in medicine of the future thanks to the excellence of its scientific research and the growing number of innovative HealthTech companies. It is home to 3,000 biotechs and 27,000 medtechs according to European sources EuropaBio and Medtech Europe.Europe’s potential in health innovation is hampered by the structural weakness in funding for the sector which requires large capital investments and long-term financing. The development of a new drug from benchside research to the market takes ten to fifteen years on average. For medical devices, the development process usually lasts three to seven years.In the past two years, investment in HealthTech companies around the world has been rising sharply. However, Europe has benefited only partially from this trend. In 2017, the global amount of funds raised in the HealthTech sector in Europe (via venture capital and IPOs) reached € 6.2 billion (source: EY). This represents less than a third of the funds raised in the United States alone during the same period (€ 19.8 billion). In 2018, the European investment deficit increased further with a total of 5.8 billion euros funds raised (down 6.5% compared to 2017). Meanwhile, 27 billion euros (+ 36.3%) were invested in HealthTech in the United States. This means that American health innovation now attracts five times more investment than European health innovation.HTID is a response to this crucial need for financing and support by the industry. The event will take place on an annual basis to help overcome this lack of investment in the European HealthTech sector.

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2018, a year of many achievements for the European Fisheries Control Agency

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 aprile 2019

EFCA performed 26,922 coordinated inspections, a 28% increase compared to 2017. 714 suspected infringements, 15% less than in 2017, were detected, mostly concerning non-compliance with recording obligations and technical measures.At international level, EFCA has assisted the European Union in cooperating with developing countries and international fisheries organisations to help combat illegal fishing. In 2018, the five-year EU funded development project PESCAO kicked off, aiming to improve the fight against Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing in Western Africa, contributing to sustainable fisheries management and the reduction of food insecurity in the region. As part of this project, EFCA provides technical assistance to thirteen countries in the area.
Moreover, EFCA assisted the Commission in its cooperation with the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (NAFO, NEAFC, ICCAT and GFCM), to strengthen the operational coordination and compliance. As stated in the MEDFISH4EVER Declaration, EFCA has continued to cooperate with third countries in the Mediterranean to promote an effective level playing field in the area.Providing trainings is an important part of EFCA’s work with 1,496 inspectors and experts from EU and third countries participating in training events and e-learning in 2018.To support the national authorities in their coast guard functions, EFCA hosted the first Annual European Coast Guard event in La Toja, Spain. The event brought together experts from other European agencies, such as EMSA and Frontex to identify ways to better cooperate and support Member States performing coast guard functions.

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European Maritime Day

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 aprile 2019

Lisbon Congress Centre 16-17 May 2019 This year EMD focuses on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment and offers an intense programme tackling all about blue economy. Starting with an inspirational opening session, the conference offers 8 breakout sessions organised by the European Commission focusing on a number of strategic EU policy initiatives to support Europe’s sustainable blue economy. During the two-day event, the participants can also attend 28 high-quality thematic workshops designed and organised by maritime stakeholders.But it’s not over: in fact, European Maritime Day will also host an exciting array of 100 exhibitors from around Europe who will showcase their innovative ideas, products and services related to the conference themes. . R&D centres, universities, incubators, spin-offs, start-ups, companies, associations, NGOs… have a look at the list of the exhibitors.It’s not enough for you? There is more! 21 pitchers from across the EU will present advanced innovative projects on blue economy from the pitch stage: 3 sessions (session 1, session 2, session 3) dedicated to green energy, shipping, aquaculture and much more! Navigate through the sessions programme to pick your favourite. Matchmaking opportunities are available for all the participants in the B2B dedicated area: an ideal opportunity for blue economy professionals to connect. Once registered to the EMD conference you will be able to book B2B meeting slots, post your profile and/or register to workshops or breakout sessions.

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Beko to Sponsor League of Legends European Championship

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

Beko, the leading domestic appliance brand in Europe, announced becoming the Official Supplier of European League of Legends Championship (LEC). Thanks to this new collaboration, Beko aims to communicate its ‘Eat Like A Pro’ initiative to a greater audience by combining eSports with social responsibility.The new deal includes the rights of broadcast integration, activation rights, product placement, marks usage and category exclusivity. As the Official LEC Partner, Beko will develop activations focusing on its social initiative ‘Eat Like A Pro’ dedicated to encouraging healthier eating. Through this collaboration, Beko plans to expand the scope of the campaign by exclusive contents with Pro players to promote healthy eating habits among gamer community and use the eSports heroes as role models.Underlining that Beko has been a keen supporter of various sports branches for 30 years in order to help raising healthy generations, Beko CMO Zeynep Yalım Uzun stated “LEC Official Partnership is important for both adding value to our global branding journey and also creating a substantial social benefit by influencing the masses. As the number 1 eSports game in the world, League of Legends is played more than 100 million players worldwide and in 2019 LEC viewership increased by 50% on average compared to 2018. In parallel with our ties to more traditional sports this eSports sponsorship will demonstrate how Beko supports the lives and lifestyles of a younger generation of digital natives. LEC is broadcasted in 6 languages and increasingly becoming more popular. We believe that the collaboration will boost Beko brand awareness in target markets while helping us reach a greater audience with ‘Eat Like A Pro’ initiative aiming to encourage healthy eating”.Commenting on the partnership, Alban Dechelotte, Head of Sponsorships and Business Development at Riot Games EU “We are excited to partner with Beko. Together, we’ll be working on some exclusive contents to encourage healthy eating and showcase Pro players from across the LEC with some fun surprises in store. We look forward to working together with Beko to provide an experience for all League of Legends players across Europe.”

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Budapest European Agora – Apply now!

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 marzo 2019

The Jacques Delors Institute with several partners engaged in the promotion of European citizenship and values, is organizing an Agora this summer in Budapest, the Budapest European Agora.
130 young Europeans will convene in Budapest from all over the Continent. Together with European leaders, they will discuss the priorities of the new European agenda and reflect about our common European identity and values.
It is essential that the next generation of Europeans have the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss on issues like identity and democracy in Europe, which are at the very core of the European debate.
From the 10th to the 14th of July, through debates, panels, workshops, and other interactive sessions, we will create a civic space of engagement and exchange for participants: the Agora is an exercise of democracy.
Exchange with European leaders and discuss with them the priorities of the next European Legislature.

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European Public Prosecutor’s office should fight terrorism, say MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 marzo 2019

The Civil Liberties Committee calls on the Council to enable the European Public Prosecutor’s office to investigate and prosecute cross-border terrorism and organised crime.The European Public Prosecutor’s office (EPPO) could improve the EU’s capacity to tackle serious crime having a cross-border dimension like terrorism, say MEPs. They thus call on the Council to expand the powers of the EPPO to include the fight against organised crime and terrorism if unanimity exists among the Member States.The tasks of the EPPO, expected to be operational at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021, currently include investigating, prosecuting and bringing to justice crimes against the EU budget; such as fraud, corruption or cross-border VAT fraud above 10 million euros.
The resolution answers to a communication from the Commission from September 2018.Civil Liberties Committee Chair and rapporteur Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) said: “Today our Committee has taken an important measure in the fight against organised crime and terrorism, by setting out that, once established and fully operational, the tasks of the European Public Prosecutor’s office can be extended to cover terrorism. This can build on the added value of the organisation, supporting coordinated investigations and better information sharing.”

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European Teaching Community Collaborates Online to Ensure the Workforce of Tomorrow Receives a Strong STEM Foundation Today

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 febbraio 2019

Engineering and technology are growing industries. The next generation of scientists require a strong STEM foundation today. How can education systems share best practices and new information about STEM education in an easy way? Inspired by the mission to promote and support Europe-wide collaboration among all STEM education and industry professionals researchers and policymakers, the founders of Scientix built an online platform to share best practices and the most up-to-date ideas on STEM. The project, which has around 500 teacher ambassadors from over 38 European countries, supports STEM professionals by organizing workshops, webinars and other activities. “While the project connects professionals, it impacts students,” says Dr. Gras-Velazquez, who notes that children develop a “fear of science because in the beginning they are not able to grasp the concepts thoroughly.” She adds that the Scientix model works well for all STEM subjects providing the teachers are happy to work together and build “an active community and explore new methods of teaching.”Dr. Agueda Gras-Velazquez is the Science Program Manager of European Schoolnet (EUN) and in charge of overseeing and coordinating all the Math and Science projects in which EUN is involved. Agueda is also in charge of the day-to-day management of Scientix, an online European collaboration platform in STEM teaching, research and policy.CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. (For more information on CMRubinWorld by David Wine)

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The winner of the European Christian Environmental Network

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 ottobre 2018

Roman Juriga Award 2018 is the project Plant Native Fruit Trees in Parsonages of the Eco-Congregation Movement in Hungary. The ECEN award jury acknowledged and appreciated the ecumenical and innovative approach of this project in caring for creation.The second place for Roman Juriga Award is the Islington Sustainable Church Building Project of the Church of England. The ECEN award panel admired the positive achievements of the project in reaching out with energy efficiency schemes for 24 churches and engaging these churches into efforts for sustainable development.Also, in the joint second place is Cowal Church Energy Project of the Church of Scotland. This project was honoured due to its achievements in finding new solutions for heating church buildings and providing good solutions to remote rural locations.The awards were presented at the ECEN Assembly recently held in Katowice (Poland), the site of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24).“I am delighted to receive this recognition on behalf of the Cowal Churches in Argyll. This project demonstrates that renewable heat sources using Green Energy can sustain historic rural churches protecting our Christian heritage,” said Mary Sweetland, Chairman Eco-Congregation Scotland.“It was really great for the churches and charity to have this recognition. We all feel really encouraged,” commented Heather Wood of the Richard Cloudesley’s Charity.The ECEN Roman Juriga Award honours inspirational and innovative church environmental projects in Europe. The award was launched in 2017 in memory of Roman Juriga and his outstanding work in the field of ecology and environment. Juriga comes from the Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia and passed away in 2016 at the age of 53.
Roman Juriga was a Christian leader who worked tirelessly with his church and partners across Europe to develop new and exciting green initiatives. His work focused especially on renewable energy technologies, and a number of solar, hydro and wind schemes. His passion for environmental issues had at its core the integrity of God’s inhabited earth.The Roman Juriga Award was set up to continue his dream to recognise and affirm Christian environmental actions that are realistic, realisable and easy to be replicated elsewhere and take in account social and economic implications.Themes considered by the ECEN award jury include Christian environmental education, Time for Creation and initiatives in worship and spirituality, recycling, eco-management, waste, water and health issues, renewable energy, nature conservation and biodiversity protection, transition lifestyles and sustainable transport and travel.ECEN through this award aims to identify and support people and projects that display vision, courage and conviction as they take on their individual challenges that will ultimately improve the lives of people living on this planet, or seek to protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage as part of God’s whole creation.The European Christian Environmental Network works closely with the Conference of European Churches to promote action and theological reflection in the care for Creation. CEC Study Secretary Peter Pavlovic serves as the secretary of this network.

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Launched the First European OCP Experience Center

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 ottobre 2018

Circle B, Rittal and Switch Datacenters have launched the first European Open Compute Project (OCP) Experience Center. The fully-functional OCP environment is located in one of the three facilities that Switch Datacenters operates in the Amsterdam area. The OCP Experience Center is available as a demo center, but may also be used for testing new OCP Accepted™ and OCP Inspired™ data centre environments and telco solutions. Circle B is one of the first European channel partners that has acquired the status of OCP Solution Provider®. Solution Providers are a special group of companies within the OCP ecosystem. They develop, test, deliver and support ready-made systems and environments based on OCP designs. Rittal is a well-known manufacturer of infrastructure solutions for data centres. As part of their product portfolio, Rittal designs, manufactures and sells racks and cooling solutions that are based on OCP designs. Switch Datacenters is one of the largest carrier-neutral data centre operators in The Netherlands. Right now Switch Datacenters is building a new data centre in Amsterdam based on OCP principles.The three companies have determined that within the technology sector, IT managers at large enterprises and governments in the European region have yet to adopt OCP principles on a large scale. These principles form the basis on which many hyperscalers operate. By adopting OCP designs in their data centres large enterprises and governments can benefit from the same advantages as the hyperscalers: cost reductions, lower energy usage and much more flexibility.The European OCP Experience Center that Rittal, Circle B and Switch Datacenters have now launched aims to help IT managers and data center managers to fully understand the impact of OCP designs on their data centres. The center will also allow them to test specific OCP-based solutions that are relevant to their IT environments.
The European OCP Experience Center is located very close to Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport. The opening of the center coincides with the first annual OCP Regional Summit which will be held in Amsterdam on 1 and 2 October 2018 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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Yes, we are European!/Oui, nous sommes Européens!

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 dicembre 2016

partecipantsThis Tribune is based on the debate between the participants of the our European Steering Committee on the European identity in the globalisation.”We are European, like the hundreds of millions of our compatriots, because we think Europe is our destiny, our project and our hope.We believe, now more than ever, that there is strength in unity and that unity is a struggle we are firmly resolved to pursue. Yes, we are European, and we will be even more European in the future!” It was already published in several European outlets: Le Figaro (France), El País (Spain), El País Catalunya (Spain), Handelsblatt (Germany), La Stampa (Italy) and To Víma (Greece).
Cette Tribune est issue des débats entre les participants de notre Comité européen d’orientation 2016 consacrés à l’identité européenne dans la mondialisation.”Nous sommes Européens, comme des centaines de millions de nos compatriotes, car nous pensons que l’Europe est notre destin, notre projet et notre espérance. Nous croyons plus que jamais que l’union fait la force et que l’union est un combat, que nous sommes fermement résolus à poursuivre. Oui, nous sommes Européens, et nous le serons plus encore demain!”Cette Tribune a déjà été publiée dans plusieurs journaux européens : Le Figaro (France), Handelsblatt (Allemagne), La Stampa (Italie), El País (Espagne), El País Catalunya (Espagne) et To Víma (Grèce). (photo: partecipants)

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