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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘revision’

Dublin revision: Civil Liberties MEPs call for ambitious reform and centralised asylum system

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 aprile 2016

dublinoAn upcoming proposal to reform the Dublin system must be ambitious and replace the current rules with a common distribution system for all EU member states to ensure fair and smooth processing of asylum claims, Parliament’s lead MEP on Dublin and Civil Liberties Committee Chair say.Welcoming today’s communication on migration from the European Commission on a revision of the Dublin regulation (which determines the member state responsible for processing an asylum application, MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE) who will lead Parliament’s work on the legislative proposal, said:”Europe has recently witnessed an irresponsible race to the bottom among the member states that must be stopped. I hope that the European Commission dares to put forward a far-reaching proposal well in line with the view that the European Parliament adopted recently with a very large majority.A new EU Asylum system should be developed, based on a fair sharing of responsibility between Member States. The country of first arrival criteria should be removed from the Dublin regulation and replaced with a fair and mandatory distribution mechanism between Member States, using a formula based on population, wealth and reception capabilities”, she added. Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) stated:”The revision of the Dublin regulation will be a key step to ensuring a compassionate and organised response to the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War. With this in mind, it is key that the EU has in place an asylum system that is centred on the principle of solidarity and responsibility sharing between Member States as highlighted in Parliament’s recent proposals for a holistic approach to migration.The Civil Liberties Committee stands ready to work to improve the EU’s asylum system in order to ensure that it takes into account particular migratory pressures faced by Members States on the periphery”, ends Moraes.

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Student’s Revision Apps Help Other Students Prepare for Exams

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 Mag 2012

London, (PRNewswire) EducationApps, the UK’s leading provider of mobile revision apps for students, has released more than 50 apps over the past two months. The apps help students prepare for their examinations, including Common Entrance, GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels. The majority of these new apps are quiz based. Users can take a random test, or focus on a specific topic. They get detailed explanations and links to further reading when they select an incorrect answer. Users can even select their exam board, ensuring they only receive content that is relevant to their course.George Burgess founded EducationApps when he was just 17. Now 20, he continues to manage the company while a full-time student. He says, “Mobile learning is overlooked by many traditional publishers. With my proximity to education I realised that there are thousands of students who have come to expect this type of material on their mobiles but can’t find it. EducationApps completely solves this problem.” The new apps are available on the iPhone and iPod touch. Many are also available for iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Apple has just featured the majority of the apps under the ‘Exam Time’ banner on the home page of their App Store. Burgess says, “We’ve had some great reviews so far and are delighted by the level of enthusiasm we’ve witnessed in response to our new apps. We are developing a brand which students can return to time and time again for all their mobile learning needs.”EducationApps has also teamed up with Oxford University Press to release a series of undergraduate apps, including Oxford University Press’ popular ‘Concentrates’ series for undergraduate students studying law. EducationApps has also worked with BBC Active, a joint venture between Pearson and BBC Worldwide to create the BBC Bitesize apps, which are also featured on Apple’s App Store.Throughout May, EducationApps rolls out two new apps a day and is staging daily competitions on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Going forward, the company will partner with more publishers to increase the variety of EducationApps’ content. Burgess says, “We have exciting projects in the pipeline and are working closely with many of the world’s top academic publishers.”

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