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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

Posts Tagged ‘proposals’

Students from 18 Countries Announce Their Proposals for a Better Future at Panasonic KWN Global Summit 2017 in Tokyo

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 agosto 2017

KWN Global SummitPanasonic Corporation held the KWN Global Summit 2017, and the children participating from 18 countries and region presented their ideas under the title of “Our Proposal For A Better Future.” The children’s ideas included a society where people help each other and recognize diversity, a society where individuals can live the way they want to, a society without inequality, and a society that develops technologies that allow people to live in happiness. Amid a global environment that calls for the world to work more closely together, they created ideas for inclusive societies from their own perspective of the global issues facing society.
The KWN Global Summit 2017 was held as part of Kid Witness News (KWN), an educational program designed to support the video production of elementary, junior high, and high school students around the world. It runs from August 1 to 5 in Tokyo, bringing together around 100 representatives of 26 schools from 18 countries and region who won the KWN Global Contest 2017 in their respective countries. It is a next-generation development program that gives the children and youth, coming from different cultural backgrounds with different social issues, the chance to introduce their own country and find out more about the other countries, letting them experience what an inclusive society is and build ideas of future societies. This was the first time to hold Panasonic KWN Global summit as part of the KWN program.Under the theme of “A Better Life, A Better Future,” a vision of society Panasonic is pursuing, the 100 participants (including 52 kid journalists) from 18 countries and region around the world gathered news and experienced the town and society of Tokyo, while holding discussions beyond national borders. They made presentations on ideas to shape the future together with “Our Proposal For A Better Future” as a theme.Guests attending the presentation meeting on August 4 included Kaoru Nemoto, director of the United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo, Masaaki Komiya, Vice Director General of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Duane Kale, Governing Board member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and members of the various countries’ embassies. Executive Officer Satoshi Takeyasu gave a speech on behalf of Panasonic Corporation as the organizer of the summit. “The voices of the children, as members of the coming generation, will have our impact on society, inspiring innovation. It is my intention to listen and fully absorb their messages, to realize the hidden potential these children have.” The children’s presentations on their proposals for a better future measured up to this expectation. The attending guests gave feedback on the presentations and praised the children as future global leaders, encouraging them to build together a future from a global perspective. “Youth engagement is important for us. You are the change makers. Every one of you has the power to make a better future,” said Kaoru Nemoto.Panasonic hopes to help children develop the required qualities and skills to live in the future society and to foster global talent. From this perspective, Panasonic will give its full support to children and youth through this program, to enable them to show all of their skills and potential in striving toward their dreams and the future. (photo: KWN Global Summit)

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Refugees: MEPs want Dublin rule changes, humanitarian visas and global strategy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 settembre 2015

migrantsWelcoming the European Commission’s new proposals to deal with the unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees, MEPs declared themselves ready to work on draft laws to set up a solid migration and asylum policy for the future in a resolution voted on Thursday.
· Relocation. Having backed an emergency proposal the day before for relocating 40,000 asylum seekers among EU countries, MEPs welcomed a fresh proposal for the emergency relocation of more asylum seekers from Italy, Greece and Hungary [the Commission proposes 120,000] and a permanent mechanism amending the Dublin rules, which determine which member state is responsible for processing asylum applications. MEPs want a “fair, compulsory allocation key” and that integration prospects and the specific cases and needs of asylum seekers themselves are taken into account. Parliament declares its intention to advance its work on the draft laws “so as to ensure that member states do not delay the permanent relocation scheme”.
· Resettlement and humanitarian visas. Parliament also wants member states to take in refugees from third countries via a compulsory resettlement programme, and considers it “a high priority that the EU and its member states create safe and legal avenues for refugees”, such as humanitarian corridors and visas. MEPs believe that it is necessary to amend the EU Visa Code by including “more specific common provisions on humanitarian visas” and ask member states to make it possible to apply for asylum at their embassies and consular offices.
· Common EU list of safe countries of origin. This approach should not undermine the non-refoulement principle and the individual right to asylum, especially that of people belonging to vulnerable groups, says the resolution.
· Asylum rules. MEPs call for the Common European Asylum System to be properly implemented, in order to ensure that “consistent and humane standards” are applied across the EU.
· Schengen. Parliament stands for “open borders within the Schengen area”, while stressing the need to ensure effective management of external borders.
· The root causes of migration also need to be tackled and should be the main topic at the Valletta summit (Malta) on 11-12 November. Tough criminal sanctions against human trafficking and smuggling are also needed, says the text.
· International conference on the refugee crisis. Parliament calls on the Commission and on the EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to convene an international conference on the refugee crisis, with the participation of the EU, its member states, UN-related agencies, the US, relevant international NGOs and Arab states, with the aim of establishing a common global humanitarian aid strategy.
Parliament praises the efforts of civil society groups and individuals all over Europe who are mobilising in large numbers to welcome and provide aid to refugees and migrants. “Such actions demonstrate true adherence to European values and are a sign of hope for the future of Europe”, MEPs say.The resolution was approved by 432 votes to 142, with 57 abstentions.

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The Civil Liberties Committee will hold a meeting on

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 febbraio 2015

BruxellesBruxelles Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 February Room: József Antall (JAN) 6Q2 This meeting will bring together national and European parliamentarians to discuss the smart borders proposals: an Entry/Exit System (EES) and a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP). Proposed by the Commission in 2013, the smart borders package aims to improve the management of the external borders of the Schengen member states, fight against irregular immigration and provide information on over-stayers, as well as facilitate border crossings for pre-vetted frequent third country national travellers. The input of national parliaments is sought not only in general terms but also against the background of very diverging national situations (as regards their geographical location, the types of borders, the travel flows etc.) and experiences (as regards, for example, the use of national entry/exit systems or types of registered traveller programmes). The meeting will provide input for the committee rapporteurs, Agustín Díaz de Mera (EPP, ES) and Tanja Fajon (S&D, SL), while awaiting revised proposals announced for late 2015/early 2016 by the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos.
– EU agency for law enforcement training (Cepol) – vote on a draft report by Kinga Gál (EPP, HU) (Tuesday, 15.00 – 15.20)
– Electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens: follow-up to the EP resolution of 12 March 2014 on the US NSA surveillance programme, surveillance bodies in various member states and their impact on EU citizens’ fundamental rights and on transatlantic cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs – consideration of a working document by Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) (Tuesday, 17.45 – 18.30)
– Annual report by the French Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) on digital technology and fundamental rights – presentation by Jacky Richard, Vice-President and general rapporteur of the Research & Studies Department, and Laurent Cytermann, deputy general rapporteur, master of petitions, Council of State (Conseil d’Etat), France (Tuesday, 17.00 – 17.45)
The Civil Liberties Committee will also meet on Thursday 26 February (agenda to follow)

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U.E.: ricerca e innovazione

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 luglio 2011

Roma, 19 luglio 2011, ore 11.00 – Rappresentanza in Italia della Commissione europea – sala Lorenzo Natali la Commissaria europea per la Ricerca e l’Innovazione Máire Geoghegan-Quinn presenterà il più grande bando mai pubblicato per finanziare la ricerca e l’innovazione in Europa, per un totale di circa 7 miliardi di euro. Si tratta del primo call for proposals dopo l’adozione l’anno scorso dell’iniziativa “Innovation Union”. Per dare la possibilità a tutti gli interessati di avere più dettagli sui settori che saranno coinvolti nonché sulle best practices italiane, la Rappresentanza ha organizzato una presentazione che si terrà a Roma il prossimo 19 luglio a partire dalle ore 11. Il bando sarà presentato dal nostro “ambasciatore”, Alessandra Lucchetti della Direzione generale Istruzione e cultura. Sono previsti inoltre interventi dei National Contact Points per l’Italia.
Uno degli obiettivi primari del Programma quadro è ottenere una maggiore integrazione tra ricerca e innovazione. In questo contesto, una particolare attenzione è stata rivolta alle piccole e medie imprese. L’UE finanzia attualmente il più grande programma comune di ricerca del pianeta, il VII Programma quadro, con un budget di più di 53 miliardi di euro per il periodo 2007-2013. Di recente, gli Stati Membri hanno posto la ricerca e l’innovazione in cima all’agenda politica, adottando la strategia Europa 2020. L’iniziativa “Innovation Union”, che ne è parte integrante, punta sull’innovazione quale elemento chiave dei piani di investimento in crescita sostenibile e occupazione. Nell’ottica di dare continuità al cammino già intrapreso, il 29 Giugno la Commissione ha proposto un incremento sostanziale del 46% dei fondi destinati alla ricerca e l’innovazione nel prossimo quadro finanziario pluriennale 2014-2020. Il nuovo programma “Horizion 2020” che partirà nel 2014 intende inoltre incentivare e semplificare l’accesso a finanziamenti in questi settori vitali.

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