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INNOVATION IN SOCIETY
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Engaging youth in Europe’s future: YoFest 2013
In the midst of European Youth Week 2013, the normally calm Esplanade of the European Parliament was taken over by the sounds, the scenes and the...
Exciting times at Innovate4Good seminar!
Putting technology in the hands of individuals who make a difference, is always inspiring. Alfred Nobel, himself would have been impressed to hear the...
A Q&A with a technical school that simplifies the IT environment with Windows 8 deployment
Students report that the operating system makes it easy to view information without opening applications. The Microsoft in Education team talks...
The impact of non-formal education in youth organizations on young people’s employability
If you were an employer looking for a young person to recruit, would you rather hire someone with impeccable academic credentials or someone who you...
Sisters are doing STEM for themselves: Female BizSpark entrepreneurs speak out about women in tech
Why are there so few women technology entrepreneurs? There are numerous research projects and opinion polls that have looked into the issue, but we...
Effective career levers for youth: putting more Europeans into jobs
Europe is at risk of being left behind by countries such as India, which is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy...
Europe’s new plan for Digital Jobs: Microsoft signs pledge at Grand Coalition
The Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs was launched last week to address the shortfall of Europeans with digital professional skills and to exploit the...
Build your own educational app, a look into the future of education
Can you develop an educational app in twenty four hours? That was the challenge about twenty teachers took on during the Appathon in London. Prior to...
Microsoft unveils YouthSpark programme in Ireland with €6m investment
In the presence of the Ireland Chief of Government, M. Enda Kenny, T.D., Microsoft announced today details of its YouthSpark programme in Ireland with...
Youth, the key to Spain’s future
In this high level event we plan on gathering 100 young Spaniards, Startups and SMEs with the objective of establishing a forum for dialogue in which...
What is the role of local economies in supporting quality job creation and productivity?
The local economies that are recovering the quickest following the recent downturn are those that have a labour force that is adaptable to external...
Technology analysts predict widening cloud skills gap for IT
Demand for “cloud-ready” IT workers will grow by 26 percent annually through 2015, with as many as 7 million cloud-related jobs available...
Transforming education to regain economic prosperity
Recommendations for education systems to support an improved workforce in the 21st century. Education systems need to be reformed in order to...
Sharing creative approaches at the Partners in Learning Global Forum
The Partners in Learning Global Forum 2012 was a unique experience in my career, summarising in two words: Life Changing! I was able to be connected...
Video: Extracts from debate on ‘Investing in the skills Europe needs for an Innovation Society?’
This video captures snapshots of the thoughts, recommendations and commentary that were sparked during the November 30th dinner debate around 'Skills...
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