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The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting: Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World Unprecedented participation expected from global leaders including 70 heads of state or government and 38 heads … Read the full press release

Swiss Federal Council: agreement further strengthens the ties between Interpeace and Geneva

BERN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 January 2018, an agreement conferring privileges and immunities on Interpeace in Switzerland was signed on behalf of the Federal Council by Ambassador Roberto Balzaretti, head of the Directorate of International Law of the Federal … Read the full press release

Mediengespräch: Am 18. Januar 2018 zeigt eine Konferenz in Zürich neue Finanzierungsmechanismen wie die „Social Impact Bonds“ auf

BERN, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Die UNO schätzt, dass bis 2030 jährlich 2,5 Billionen Dollar zusätzliche Gelder benötigt werden, um ihre nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele zu erreichen. Am 18. Januar 2018 zeigt eine Konferenz in Zürich neue Finanzierungsmechanismen wie die „Social Impact Bonds“ … Read the full press release

University of Exeter led researchers to examine commonly used social science techniques

EXETER, 15-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special feature of the journal Methods in Ecology … Read the full press release

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) congratulates colleagues and members recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018

SWINDON, 12-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018. This year’s recipients were honoured for their vital work across a … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: Fromageries Bel extends the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility

PARIS, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 21, 2017, Fromageries Bel signed an addendum to extend the maturity of its € 520 million multi-currency revolving credit facility and, on that occasion, chose to include environmental and social impact criteria. The maturity … Read the full press release

Mercedes‑Benz: Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2017 in the final round of voting

STUTTGART, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Up until 26 February 2018, sports fans from around the world can choose the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year 2017 in the final round of voting. The competition, initiated by Laureus and supported by … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews: Wellcome Trust funding for Cell Block Science programme

Fife, Scotland, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ground-breaking public engagement programme Cell Block Science, led by researchers at the University of St Andrews to deliver informal science learning to prisoners, receives £150k Wellcome Trust funding to roll-out nationwide. Cell Block Science is a … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham Professor James Arthur awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours

University of Birmingham academic Professor James Arthur has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to character and values education. BIRMINGHAM, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — University alumni Andrew Ready, a leading surgeon, and Sabrina Francis, a … Read the full press release

Heathrow to increase environmental charges to minimise its impact on local communities

Heathrow has restructured environmental charges to incentivise airlines to use cleaner, quieter aircraft Environmental charges set to increase 7% from 1st January 2018 Change is part of Heathrow’s efforts to minimise the airport’s impacts on local communities LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute awarded two joint fellowships for collaboration between the social sciences and data science

LONDON, 19-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute have awarded two joint fellowships which aim to build collaboration between the social sciences and data science. Professor Alison Heppenstall and Professor Ganna Pogrebna have each … Read the full press release

UN Environment and BNP Paribas establish Sustainable Finance Facilities to drive sustainable economic growth in developing countries

UN Environment and BNP Paribas have today signed a milestone agreement at the One Planet Summit to establish Sustainable Finance Facilities, collaborative partnerships aimed at raising development capital to drive sustainable economic growth in emerging countries. UN Environment and BNP Paribas will … Read the full press release

European Commission steps up support for refugees in the Horn of Africa region with new actions worth €174.4 million

BRUSSELS, 13-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has announced today 13 new actions worth €174.4 million under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa to support refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa region. At this occasion, Commissioner … Read the full press release

New exhibition explores the troubled lives of eighteenth and nineteenth century convicts at London Metropolitan Archives

LIVERPOOL, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new exhibition exploring the troubled lives of eighteenth and nineteenth century convicts, produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool’s Digital Panopticon Project, opens on Monday. Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts, runs at the … Read the full press release

Alstom named leading socially responsible company in Mexico by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy and by the Aliarse

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Since its creation in 2007, the Alstom Foundation has carried out more than 150 projects around the world, in order to support sustainability, social development, the access to water and energy, mobility and environmental protection … Read the full press release

University of Sussex Professor Ivor Gaber re-elected to represent UK on the press freedom body at UNESCO

BRIGHTON, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivor Gaber, Professor of Political Journalism at the University of Sussex, has been re-elected to represent the United Kingdom on an important press freedom body at UNESCO, the United Nation’s body responsible for developing and supporting … Read the full press release

ABLV Charitable Foundation Christmas Charitable Campaign: donate to the “New Riga” programme

Riga, Latvia, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the tenth year in a row, in collaboration with ABLV Bank, the ABLV Charitable Foundation is organising a Christmas Charitable Campaign in which everyone, who cares about the Foundation’s goals and who wants to … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study on wild dwarf mongooses sheds light into what happens when immigrants join a new group

Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group. BRISTOL, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

ZURICH, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two researchers from the University of Zurich have been awarded lucrative Consolidator Grants: The European Research Council has awarded funds to Prof. Daniel Moeckli, whose research focuses on the interplay between people’s sovereignty and the rule … Read the full press release

200 healthcare decision-makers gather to address the looming challenges of cost, access and sustainability in the coming wave of high-value medicines

LONDON, 01-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On December 5-6, 2017, 200 high-level experts from government, academia, biopharmaceutical developers and patient organisations convene in London (UK) to address the mounting challenge of accessibility and patient access to high-value, high-cost medical therapies. The … Read the full press release

Borealis, Johannes Kepler University (JKU) launch scholarship to help asylum applicants and beneficiaries to commence university studies

The success of integration is largely dependent upon education and training, and therefore within the refugee initiative of the same name, Borealis and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria have instituted the joint “MORE” project, which is intended … Read the full press release

UK to confirm new £70 million package of recovery and reconstruction support for hurricanes hit British islands

Prime Minister Theresa May will confirm a new £70 million package of recovery and reconstruction support for British islands hit by recent hurricanes. LONDON, 28-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leaders from 11 British Overseas Territories will meet in Downing Street on Tuesday 28 … Read the full press release

INEOS faces widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists

INEOS is facing widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists, including dangerous direct action and death threats Shale activists challenged the injunctions, but the judge found overwhelmingly in our favour The injunctions prohibit unlawful actions including trespass, criminal damage and … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank recognized by Human Rights Campaign as among the ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ for 15th consecutive year

Frankfurt am Main, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Human Rights Campaign recently recognized Deutsche Bank as among the world’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality after the bank scored a perfect 100 on HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index. This is the 15th consecutive year … Read the full press release

Anna’s Gender Equality Prize for 2017 awarded to Swedbank

Anna’s Gender Equality Prize for 2017, is awarded Swedbank with the statement that the bank, through its dedicated and long-term commitment, has achieved major concrete successes in the field of gender equality and diversity. STOCKHOLM, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anna’s … Read the full press release

Sir Tony Robinson and composer Professor Paul Mealor will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson has joined forces with renowned composer Professor Paul Mealor to create a Christmas concert that will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen. The fourth … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Group supports the Royal British Legion’s 2017 Poppy Appeal

 Decorative poppies fitted to Stagecoach buses  Poppies to be displayed on all megabus.com vehicles across the UK  PERTH, Scotland, 07-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach Group’s bus and rail companies are helping to support the Royal British Legion’s 2017 Poppy Appeal. During … Read the full press release

Public event on mental health and the media at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November

Free public event at University of Leicester on 21 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health issues and their depiction on film and TV will be discussed at a public event at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November. … Read the full press release

Free public lecture on Jewish survivors of the Holocaust at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 7 November

Annual Aubrey Newman Lecture at the University of Leicester to take place on Tuesday 7 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their rescuers are the focus of a free public lecture taking place at the … Read the full press release

Conference debating misogyny and gender hate online at University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts are gathering at the University of Sussex this week for a two-day conference debating misogyny and gender hate online. María Rún Bjarnadóttir, Doctoral Researcher in Law at the University of Sussex, says: “Misogynistic speech is not a … Read the full press release