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  Youth unemployment is a global issue. Approximately 74 million young people (15 – 24) are unemployed globally. In Europe the figure is around 4.5 million. Spain, Greece, Italy and Croatia each have youth unemployment rates exceeding 40 per cent.     The social implications of this large scale youth unemployment are profound. Very soon… » read more

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The Digital Agenda Assembly took place in Dublin on 19-20 June. DIGITALEUROPE attended Workshop 1 on the Grand Coalition and Workshop 4 on technology enablers. Overall, jobs and education came out as leading drivers of the Digital Agenda. Take John Higgins’ pitch to Workshop 1. Having urged participants to define a digital job – just… » read more

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“Liberty, how many crimes are perpetrated in your name!” History tells that these were the last words uttered by Manon Roland before being beheaded by guillotine in 1793. She was not afforded much time to elaborate, but considering the context (she was executed by the very same people whose cause – the French revolution –… » read more

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I’ve always been interested in space. Mysteries of the universe, space travel, black holes and all that. So it was a real pleasure to hear an 83-year-old Buzz Aldrin speak at a dinner in Brussels recently, and to discover that my dinner table neighbour worked for NASA. It got me comparing the challenges of getting… » read more

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A ray of hope?

Media seem to go by the unwritten dogma that only difference in opinion, not consensus, is worth the headlines. Regardless, agreeing common principles has always been a prerequisite to joint action or effective progress in the real world. This at least holds true for the European Union, this innovative construct of national governments whose collective… » read more

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The stereotype of a hacker is some dodgy looking, long haired, uncouth youth who creates and cracks codes in order to exploit a company or organisation. Nothing could in fact be further from the truth says Caroline De Cock, organiser of the EUhackathon, who is actively working to change the perception of a “hacker” into… » read more

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In today’s digital world some ‘lucky’ children are practically born with touch-key knowledge. As a digital native, it is easy to imagine how over 200 billion people use the internet worldwide and millions more come online each year. But what about those people who have not been so lucky? According to data from Eurostat released… » read more

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e-Skills4Jobs4Life

In a bid to help Europe – and most especially Europe’s youth – seize the best opportunities for jobs generated through digital technologies, DIGITALEUROPE and European Schoolnet have joined forces with the European Commission – DG Enterprise and Industry – to organise a European e-Skills Week in 2012 on 26-30 March 2012. Youth unemployment, has… » read more

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