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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

Launch of new research journals “European Journal of Sciences (EJS)®” & “European Journal of Social Sciences (EJSS)®”

Two new research journals published from the United Kingdom have been launched Tadworth, Surrey, United Kingdom, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After successful launch of Scientific European® (a popular science magazine) early this year, UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd announced the … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

KfW to provide EUR 35 million in support of food security for refugees and returning IDPs in Democratic Republic of the Congo

EUR 35 million for small farmers in North and South Kivu Securing the food supply for 180,000 people Reintegrating returning internally displaced persons (IDPs) Generating sources of income for the population Frankfurt am Main, 09-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On behalf of … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank launches unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research

Deutsche Bank has developed a unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research Helps investors ride the growing wave of responsible investing that Deutsche Bank Equity Research predicts will spread to cover all … Read the full press release

Pilot study reveals low-cost wearable devices that can be used to detect early warning signs of dementia

Body-worn sensors used at home and in clinic by people with mild Alzheimer’s to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect early disease and monitor progression of the illness. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A … Read the full press release

University of Leeds researchers: certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first UK study examining the relationship between diet and the start of the menopause, researchers have found certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins. Research by the University of … Read the full press release

The safe social network app for children LEGO® Life named Webby Winner in the Mobile Sites and Apps: Family and Kids category

BILLUND, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The safe social network app for children developed by the LEGO Group has been named winner of one of the leading international awards honouring excellence on the internet. LEGO® Life, the safe social network for children … Read the full press release

The 2018 “Lunch Lectures” at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) will address the topic of “Ignorance – Unknowingness, Unawareness and the Unknown”

FREIBURG, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignorance is an important driver in science, but researchers rarely write and speak about what they do not know. The “Lunch Lectures” at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), happening on nine different Thursdays, will … Read the full press release

Professionals helping refugees from around the world to settle in Scotland will meet at the University of Dundee

Dundee, Scotland, UK, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professionals helping refugees from around the world to settle in Scotland will meet at the University of Dundee next week to discuss how they can better support families adjusting to life in their new … Read the full press release

Electrolux and AIESEC to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in support of the UN SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

STOCKHOLM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Electrolux and AIESEC today announced a joint initiative to mobilize youth for global volunteering projects in communities around the world, in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 12, Responsible consumption and production. Electrolux and … Read the full press release

New group launched to help unite and empower survivors of human trafficking and slavery around the world

NOTTINGHAM, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A new group has been launched to help unite and empower survivors of human trafficking and slavery around the world. The Survivor Alliance launches online today (23 April), and is led by Minh Dang, a … Read the full press release

Amey spent £930,000 with social enterprises in 2017

OXFORD, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A year on from joining the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, Amey is announcing that it has spent almost £1m with social enterprises in 2017, as new partnerships are formed with Belu, Wild Hearts and Recycling … Read the full press release

The World Photography Organisation named the winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony

British artist Alys Tomlinson named Photographer of the Year 10 Professional category winners and finalists revealed Overall Open, Youth and Student winners announced Images available at www.worldphoto.org/press Weybridge, United Kingdom, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Photography Organisation today names the overall winners … Read the full press release

WEF: EarthTime combines dramatic images from space with expert analysis of how humans are changing the planet

New website EarthTime, to launch on World Earth Day (22 April), combines NASA satellite imagery with over 300 free, open-source geospatial datasets to show humanity’s impact on the planet EarthTime uses experts to track and connect patterns between a range of topics from deforestation … Read the full press release

Animal rescue hero loses his heroic battle with cancer

MANAMA, Bahrain, 21-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In a statement from his children they said: “It is with great sorrow that we announce that our father, Tony Waters AKA “The Dogfather” died today, 20th of April 2018, after a long battle … Read the full press release

Diageo joins the global coalition of businesses committed to advocating for LGBT+ inclusion

Diageo becomes the latest member of a global coalition of businesses committed to advocating for LGBT+ inclusion and championing the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive society. LONDON, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Diageo Plc today joins Open for Business, an … Read the full press release

Diageo to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme ever seen in Scotland’s whisky tourism sector

New Johnnie Walker global brand attraction & distillery upgrades to grow appeal of scotch LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Diageo announces a £150 million investment over three years to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme … Read the full press release

Shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition announced

The shortlisted finalists for the 2018 BBSRC Innovator of the Year competition have been announced (see box below for full list). LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Twelve finalists will compete to be named Innovator of the Year 2018 at The Mermaid … Read the full press release

RCOG Professor Janice Rymer on Lancet’s pre-conception health articles: We are extremely concerned by the findings that 96% of women of reproductive age have iron and folate dietary intakes below the recommendation for pregnancy

LONDON, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The diet and health of both parents can have profound implications for the growth, development, and long-term health of their children before their conception, according to a series of papers published in The Lancet. These findings have substantial societal … Read the full press release

Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability ranked Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland

HELSINKI, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumers rank Valio as the most sustainable brand in Finland. The dairy and food company received the recognition for the fifth consecutive year in the Nordic’s largest brand study on sustainability. Issues of particular importance to … Read the full press release

Dr Will Johnson of Loughborough University: the concept of ‘healthy obesity’ is inherently flawed

Leicestershire, UK, 17-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The on-going debate over whether ‘health obesity’ exists is diverting attention away from effective medical research as academics continue to use the confusing classification. The concept – which relates to people with high BMI but … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance helped Sidaction raise €100,396 for fight against AIDS

On 23-24 March, to mark the 11th year of its partnership with Sidaction, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance helped the charity to raise €100,396 in pledges to help it in the fight against AIDS. Montrouge, France, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A … Read the full press release

International Day of Riding Announced

Ride Sunday will see motorcyclists unite and ride while raising funds for charity AMSTERDAM, 09-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A GLOBAL MOVEMENT. The date for Ride Sunday 2018, the international day of riding for a cause, has been confirmed for Sunday … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College research to use infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions to increase the effectiveness of communications coaching

CAMBRIDGE, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions. The technique could lead to a more precise understanding of … Read the full press release