Category: Education

The Destination Sustainability Index: a new index that will allow the measurement of the sustainability level of touristic destinations

In line with the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), the proposals made by the WTO for the measurement of tourism sustainability and the data set indicated by the European Tourism Indicator System (ETSI), the Data Appeal Company has created the Destination Sustainability Index (DSI). It is an index aimed

Stronger ties between the European Commission and local authorities are “a win-win endeavour”

EU’s cities and regions are looking forward to strengthening further their cooperation with the European Commission in the fields of research and innovation, education and culture. Through the Joint Action Plan which enters its second year, regions and cities will play their part in the success of the European Year

European Education Summit: Future education needs must be addressed at all levels of government

​Members of the European Committee of the Regions were invited to represent the EU’s regions and cities at the yearly European Education Summit organised by the European Commission on 9 December. This provided an opportunity to underline the essential contribution of local and regional authorities to developing high-quality digital education

European Year of Youth 2022 needs a strong social and local dimension

Europe’s regions and cities have welcomed the proposal to designate 2022 as the European Year of Youth. The resolution adopted today by the European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session underlines the key role of local and regional authorities in promoting youth participation in local democracy and urges to mainstream

Call for tenders: E-learning platform

In the framework of its role as Communication Work Package leader, UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities union is looking for a provider to design, develop, implement and maintain an e-learning platform to host the “Interreg MED Academy” from October 2021 to May 2022.  The e-learning platform should be based on the

#CoRplenary: Local leaders to discuss democracy, the European way of life, and the Conference on the Future of Europe

Three vice-presidents of the European Commission will address the European Committee of the Regions on 30 June, discussing efforts to strengthen and deepen democracy, build inclusive societies, and improve EU legislation. Vice-President Věra Jourová will present the European Democracy Action Plan to empower citizens and build more resilient democracies, Vice-President

Children’s rights in the EU are best promoted at local level

​​Jari Andersson, member of Sastamala City Council (FI/EPP) has drafted an opinion for the European Committee of the Regions on the EU strategy on the rights of the child and the European Child Guarantee. Mr Andersson’s opinion was adopted on Wednesday at the meeting of the Commission for Social Policy,

Natura 2000 Award open for applications!!

The Natura 2000 network, engaged in protecting threatened species and habitats, launched the 6th edition of the Natura 2000 Award.  Preserving biodiversity is an extraordinary challenge that requires strategic efforts and people that work tirelessly, thus the aim of the award is to demonstrate what the Network 2000 is, what it

The European Week for Waste Reduction rewards its best actions implemented in 2020

​​​The most outstanding awareness-raising actions on waste reduction implemented during the 2020 European Week for Waste Reduction were announced on 1 June 2021 in an online ceremony, held as a pre-conference event of the European Green Week 2021. Six winners, out of a total of 10,696 actions in 33 countries,

CoR SEDEC Bulletin No. 10: COVID-19 impact and response measures

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our world and our way of living, with the loss of thousands of lives and unprecedented consequences for every aspect of our daily existence. The Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) at the European Committee of the Regions produces regular