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Deutsche Bank’s Made for Good enterprise programme: 12,000 social enterprises in 33 countries have benefited from the programme since 2016

Deutsche Bank’s enterprise programme supports social entrepreneurs and initiatives that foster societal change. Here are some examples from all over the world. FRANKFURT, 13-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank’s enterprise programme supports social entrepreneurs and initiatives that foster societal change. Here … Read the full press release

The University of Bristol reaffirms commitment to trans inclusion

The University of Bristol is joining with other organisations, community groups and individuals to give full backing to a city-wide pledge to support the local trans community. BRISTOL, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The pledge says that trans people have the right to be … Read the full press release

INSEAD hosted the iW50 Summit at its Europe campus in Fontainebleau

FONTAINEBLEAU, France, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today hosts the iW50 Summit at its Europe campus in Fontainebleau. The Summit is a culmination of its iW50 campaign – a celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first INSEAD women MBA … Read the full press release

Press conference: Illegal sales of Schengen and Medical Visa Scandal involving Maltese PM’s Office

The press conference will take place tomorrow, 26th of June at 11:30am in the European Parliament room – PHS 0A50 BRUSSELS, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — There is evidence that points to the possibility that up to 88.000 Schengen visas and … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group committed to help refugees find employment in Germany; currently employs 1,7021 refugees

Deutsche Post DHL Group has been involved in refugee aid in Germany since September 2015. 4,790 refugees deployed within Group operations to date since 2015 Involvement in the area of refugee aid is being expanded The Group is also positioning … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen cyclists complete the North Coast 500, raising more than £25,000 for cancer research

ABERDEEN, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of cyclists from the University of Aberdeen have completed the North Coast 500, raising more than £25,000 to support cancer research in the process. The team, consisting of University staff, NHS Grampian staff … Read the full press release

L’Oréal recognized as the champion of gender equality among over 3000 companies worldwide

AMSTERDAM/ CLICHY, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — L’Oréal received Equileap’s award for Gender Equality to honor its number 1 position in Equileap’s 2017 Global Gender Equality Ranking, among over 3 000 companies in 23 countries based on 19 gender equality criteria. Jean-Claude … Read the full press release

Charity trekker Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of Life Sciences as she continues her 200-mile fundraising walk along Scotland’s coastline

DUNDEE, Scotland, 11-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A charity trekker whose husband’s life was cut short by Parkinson’s disease has been hailed as an inspiration by University of Dundee researchers developing treatments for the condition. Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of … Read the full press release

Money raised for Samaritans by Leeds Building Society to enhance the charity’s technology to help its volunteers move faster between phone, email and chat responses

SURREY, 06-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Money raised for Samaritans by Leeds Building Society, will be used to enhance the charity’s technology to help its volunteers move faster between phone, email and chat responses. Between 2016 and 2017, contacts to Samaritans by … Read the full press release

WACKER Brazil volunteers support the “JUNTOS SOMOS +” program to instill hope in local children and young people

São Paulo, Brazil, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WACKER Brazil volunteers support the “JUNTOS SOMOS +” (“together, we can do more”) program with its diverse projects to instill hope in local children and young people. The 25 WACKER volunteers focus on the … Read the full press release

CaixaBank held its fifth Diversity Talks event in Milan

• In his closing remarks the Spanish Ambassador in Italy, Jesús Gracia, highlighted the Spanish government’s commitment to promoting equal treatment and opportunities among women and men • The participants shared their personal and professional experiences, reflecting on the importance … Read the full press release

Loughborough University academic Dr Lise Jaillant awarded a major Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

LEICESTERSHIRE, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Lise Jaillant, of the School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University, has been awarded a major Leadership Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Dr Jaillant’s research project, titled “Survival of … Read the full press release

SENER again recognised by Fundación MásFamilia as a Family Responsible Company

MADRID, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SENER has once again been recognised by Fundación MásFamilia as a Family Responsible Company (EFR, in its Spanish acronym), thanks to its commitment to the EFR model that involves improving the work and family relationships of its people. The award-giving ceremony … Read the full press release

Sweden presents anniversary funds to celebrate the 100th anniversaries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to promote broad exchange between the countries

STOCKHOLM, 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström today presented Sweden’s gift in the form of three anniversary funds the Government intends to set up for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on the occasion of their 100th anniversaries … Read the full press release

European Youth Event (EYE2018) will be held on 1-2 June in Strasbourg

One year ahead of the European elections, young people from all over the EU and beyond will set their priorities for Europe’s future. BRUSSELS, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The third edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2018) will see a record … Read the full press release

Nestlé ranked first in the 2018 Access to Nutrition Index

Vevey, Switzerland, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé is ranked first in the 2018 Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) released today for its overall performance in its nutrition-related commitments. This confirms Nestlé’s leadership in nutrition, health and wellness as well as our … Read the full press release

University of Leeds launches online course for female entrepreneurs across the world

LEEDS, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leeds’ Digital Education Service has designed and delivered an online course for female entrepreneurs across the world. Launching today, the course supports Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women initiative and will provide female entrepreneurs with a … Read the full press release

SAS to provide analytical software to the Scottish Government

Marlow, UK, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAS, the leader in analytics, is pleased to announce it has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to provide analytical software to the Scottish Government. Across range of different areas, including education, welfare, child protection and social … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool PhD student Raquel Medialdea crowned third in the national final of FameLab Spain

LIVERPOOL, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A passionate and engaging talk about Ebola saw University of Liverpool PhD student Raquel Medialdea crowned third in the national final of FameLab Spain, which celebrates effective science communication in young scientists. Watched by a … Read the full press release

University of Leicester: Joe Orton tribute wins ‘Best Wildcard’ award at the 2018 Saboteur Awards

A night of accolades for Leicester’s indie arts scene at this year’s Saboteur Awards LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — It was a night of recognition for the arts in Leicester at the 2018 Saboteur Awards. The Saboteur Awards, which are … Read the full press release

University of Leicester historian Professor Roey Sweet appointed Director of Partnerships and Engagement by The Arts and Humanities Research Council

Leicester historian to assume role with research council LEICESTER, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Arts and Humanities Research Council has today (Wednesday, March 21) announced the appointment of Professor Roey Sweet to the position of Director of Partnerships and Engagement. In this … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO introduces Beeldbankieren service to book an online video banking appointment

AMSTERDAM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Anyone walking, travelling by rail or driving on the A10 ring-road yesterday evening couldn’t have missed the large images of people projected on the side of ABN AMRO’s head office at Gustav Mahlerplein in Amsterdam. This … Read the full press release

University of Dundee announces designer and founder of startup ‘#upfront’ Lauren Currie OBE as the latest Saturday Series guest speaker

DUNDEE, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Transforming stage fright into a force for good can help to challenge patriarchal attitudes in society, a leading entrepreneur claims. Lauren Currie OBE is inviting members of the public to join her on stage when she … Read the full press release

Univerisity of Dundee: Degree Show project features gender-neutral fashion that explore gender politics and sexual identity

DUNDEE, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gender-neutral fashion and clothes that explore gender politics and sexual identity feature heavily in the Textile Design exhibition at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show. Issues of gender and … Read the full press release

University of Copenhagen: Crown Princess Mary Scholarship awarded to Australian exchange students Tennille Louise Vitagliano and Max Kausman

COPENHAGEN, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May, HRH Crown Princess Mary awarded the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship to Australian exchange students Tennille Louise Vitagliano and Max Kausman. The two students come from the University of Copenhagen’s Australian partner universities in … Read the full press release

CEB and CDC to provide funds for the renovation of the social housing facilities “Young Workers’ Hostels”

PARIS, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), and Eric Lombard, Director General of Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC), today signed a €150 million framework loan agreement to finance the renovation of the “Young Workers’ … Read the full press release

European Commission and Europa Nostra announce the winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

BRUSSELS/ THE HAGUE, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage … Read the full press release

WACKER recognized as a family-friendly company by The Bavarian State Government

MUNICH, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Bavarian State Government has recognized WACKER as a family-friendly company. As part of yesterday’s corporate competition entitled ‘Erfolgreich. Familienfreundlich’ (‘Successful. Family-Friendly’), Kerstin Schreyer, Minister of Labor and Family Affairs, and Franz Josef Pschierer, Minister of … Read the full press release

Wellcome supports rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in Congo with initial fund of up to £2 million

LONDON, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is making an initial fund of up to £2 million available to support a rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The pledge comes after the DRC … Read the full press release

Switzerland strengthens its presence in Jordan with the inauguration of its new embassy building in Amman

BERN, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland strengthens its presence in Jordan: On 13 May 2018, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis inaugurated the new Swiss embassy building in the Jordanian capital Amman. With the new premises the diplomatic and consular sections and international … Read the full press release