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Malta Joins Forces with GENE to Promote Global Education in Europe

BRUSSELS, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Malta has become the most recent European country to participate in GENE – Global Education Network Europe. The island joins 25 other European countries who are united in their efforts to achieve better outcomes, shared … Read the full press release

National Grid Raises Money for Charity With Wacky Hat Day

Wacky hat day raises money for brain tumour charity Fun loving team brimming with ideas Day capped off with tea served by team leaders WARWICK, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It’s hats off to a team of fun loving employees from … Read the full press release

New Research Initiative To Find Ways to Improve UK Population Health

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — We’ve joined an alliance of research funders to support a new initiative in UK prevention research. A funding call will follow later in 2017. The UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), which includes some of the Research … Read the full press release

Leading Expert on Educational Equality Begins New Role at the University of Exeter

EXETER, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading expert on social mobility and educational inequality has been appointed to work to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to study at the University of Exeter. Lee Elliot Major’s work as an … Read the full press release

New Aviva Study Shows Millions of UK Households Struggle with Basic Household Tasks

Aviva research finds home skills gap amongst UK householders One in five UK adults aren’t confident changing a light bulb Almost half of UK adults under 35 can’t cook a meal without using a recipe Four out of 10 under-25s … Read the full press release

New Statistics by Aviva Show UK Households Spend An Average of ₤16 Billion On Household Repairs

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, … Read the full press release

Aviva Age Inflation Index Reports an Inflation of ⅔% For All Ages

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was today reported to be 2.3%[1]. This figure is an average across all age groups, however Aviva’s Age Inflation Index[2] looks at how different age groups are experiencing price inflation … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

Kenyan Germanist Dr. Auma Obama winner of this year’s International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award

COLOGNE, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kenyan Germanist, sociologist, journalist, and author, Dr. Auma Obama, is the winner of this year’s International TÜV Rheinland Global Compact Award. On October 10, 2017, the older sister of former US president Barack Obama will … Read the full press release

MINI LIVING – Breathe installation — an interpretation of resource-conscious, shared city living within a compact footprint

MUNICH/MILAN, 04-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Attractive places to live are in increasingly short supply in today’s cities. And when it comes to those living spaces, the responsible use of resources is an issue of gathering urgency. MINI has teamed up with … Read the full press release

Adventurers complete expedition of a lifetime to raise fund for cancer charity

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two young adventurers have just completed the expedition of a lifetime, walking from the UK to Nepal to raise £11,000 for the Annie’s Challenge charity. Henry Dunham, a University of East Anglia (UEA) graduate from Framlingham, … Read the full press release

Umeå University to gather hundreds of world-leading researchers for the largest research conference on the future of the Arctic

Temperatures are rising, and life on earth changes. The fastest change takes place in the North, in the Arctic. That is a fact. But what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? Is this a new … Read the full press release

New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Access to Nature Needs to Be Included in Measures of Poverty and Well-Being

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge’s Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these … Read the full press release

Aviva: UK employees are more motivated by amount of holiday allowance and flexible working hours than workplace pension contributions

Holiday allowance (46%) and flexible working hours (33%) are seen as more desirable than pension contributions (24%) by UK employees Under-35s value free on-site car parking (14%) as much as health insurance (15%) or pension contributions from employers (15%) Over-35s … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group supports United Nations’ “International Weeks Against Racism” initiative

Volkswagen is corporate partner of the “Stiftung für die Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus” (Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism) for the first time Nationwide weeks of action from 13 – 26 March Chairman of the Board of Management Matthias … Read the full press release

Research from Delft University of Technology reveals kids ended programming course prematurely if parents get involved

DELFT, Netherlands, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It is better if parents do not get too involved when their children are learning to programme. This is one of the results of the research into the TU Delft online course (MOOC) which teaches … Read the full press release

Charity report calls on government and industry leaders to support low-income communities to prevent suicide

SURREY, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Samaritans releases a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds hosts 25th Eye on Asia competition, 13 to 23 March

LEEDS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A lens-eye view of Asia is presented at an exhibition of photography launched today at the University of Leeds. Now in its 25th year, the Eye on Asia competition runs in Parkinson Court from Monday … Read the full press release

Local Organisations in Bristol Make Life Better for Bees

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A report which outlines how local organisations have made life better for bees and pollinating insects in Bristol and the surrounding area over the last two years will be published tomorrow [March 7] to coincide with … Read the full press release

Hemophilia Awareness Month: Save One Life is dedicated to helping children with hemophilia worldwide

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month and April 17 is International Hemophilia Day LUXEMBOURG, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hemophilia is a devastating inherited blood disorder that can still cause severe pain, crippling and even death, when untreated. Hemophilia patients in developed … Read the full press release

Consumers’ Spending Power Builds Up In 2017

Sentiment towards the country’s financial situation increases significantly Essential spending continues to rise though rate of growth slows Concern mounts around prospects for future disposable income LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumer confidence rose in early 2017, despite ongoing hikes in … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

Aviva’s Family Finances Report: UK families’ savings have fallen to the lowest level in 18 months as typical incomes decline

Low income families have just £95 in savings and investments, compared to £62,885 among high income families, as the savings gap grows 25% annually Homeownership among families falls to lowest level in four years (64%), with low income families worst … Read the full press release

University of York research reveals food aid providers’ unintentional exclusion due to faith

YORK, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some faith groups are at risk of being unintentionally excluded from food aid provision, a study by the University of York has found. The research, conducted in Bradford, identified an extensive network of food aid providers … Read the full press release

Sussex Professor of History releases new book—a historical look on women and desire

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alpha males beware. You’re not what women want. At least, not unless you have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes you ready to be tamed. While nearly two centuries have passed since moody Mr Rochester gave … Read the full press release

New book explores intimate link between languages and economics

Half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language also enables trade and, perhaps surprisingly, … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release